It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as the Candlelight series arrives in Austin with something very special. This December, holiday concerts will be illuminating spectacular venues for mesmerizing tributes to some of the most popular Christmas melodies. Fall under the spell of heartwarming notes this season whilst reliving memorable on-screen moments.
Taking place at AFS Cinema, The Mansion and St David’s Episcopal Church, these candlelit concerts will pay homage to those cheery Holiday jingles and carols that sprinkle your December with Holiday magic every single year. From Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to festive classics like “Winter Wonderland” and “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”, hearing these iconic songs under the warm glow of candlelight is the perfect way to welcome in some Holiday cheer and make your celebrations extra special this year.
Christmas is coming a little earlier this year thanks to these magnificent candlelit concerts that are celebrating all the festive classics. This December, Austin Camerata String Quartet will be performing stunning renditions of the songs that help bring the Christmas spirit come to life every year. Hear Tchaikovsky’s iconic compositions from The Nutcracker as well as songs such as “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Deck the Halls” and “O Holy Night” at these spellbinding tributes that make for the best remedy for those pesky winter blues.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to get in the Holiday spirit than at a magical candlelit concert? Every year without fail, legends of jazz and soul including Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong provide us with the enchanting soundtrack to the festive season with their soulful covers of hit Holiday jingles. When December comes around, we hum and sing along to these iconic songs while trimming the tree, decking the halls with boughs of holly and preparing sweet festive delights.
This year, get ready to hear these cheery melodies like you’ve never heard them before. Michael Sailors and the Higher Calling Orchestra will be working their own magic on “Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, “Frosty the Snowman”, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and many more.
AFS Cinema will light up like a Christmas tree to set the scene for this magical Candlelight tribute to your favorite holiday movies. As thousands of candles twinkle and flicker, Listeso String Quartet will perform a host of holly jolly songs that always manage to make these Christmas films extra festive. Feel all the romance of Love Actually and relive your favorite scenes from Home Alone and more as you hear tunes such as “Jingle Bells” and “White Christmas” performed on strings in a serene candlelit setting.
This December, add a spectacular candlelit concert to your Christmas wish list and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Candlelight. Thousands of candles will twinkle away while the spellbinding sounds of live music will twirl through some of Austin’s most incredible venues as they light up like a Christmas tree. Whether you’re on the naughty or nice list, these concerts are for everyone, and you won’t want to miss out.