Bach by Candlelight Coming soon: Chris Howlett

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Illuminated only by a circle of candles, Chris Howlett performs Bach’s most famous Cello suites in an intimate and evocative recital. Bach by Candlelight is a performance that verges on the sublime. The minimalism and simplicity of candlelight and flickering shadows enhances Howlett’s performance of arguably the most famous solo cello works ever written. Throughout the journey Chris shares insight into the history of Bach, the suites and the challenges of performing them – making the concert accessible to both novice and the classical music lover.

Described as “one of Australia’s finest emerging talents”, Howlett has been a finalist and prize winner at a number of international chamber music competitions and is also Artistic Director of the new Bendigo Chamber Music Festival. Originally presented in a successful 2014 national tour with subsequent performances in Asia and Europe, Chris is delighted to be able to return to this program and offer this uniquely intimate experience in 2020.

Bach Cello Suite 1 In G major BWV 1007
Bach Cello Suite 2 In D minor BWV 1008
Bach Cello Suite 4 In E flat major BWV 1010

  • Reviews:

    “dangerously exposed but meets every challenge thrillingly…”  ★★★★

    - The Age
  • Event Details
    Date & Times:
    Dates to be announced

    Full $45
    Conc $40
    Under 30 $40
    Gold Card holder $36
    Group (+6) $30
    CoPP Local $30 (CoPP Local Ticket only available on Opening Night)

    Running Time:
    70 mins approx, with no interval
    Studio Theatre
    Suitable for ages 12+
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Complete blackout
  • Credits
    Cameron Jamieson