Bach by Candlelight Chris Howlett

- Performing Arts Moving Parts


Previous ticketholders have been contacted, and existing tickets are valid for new dates:

Fri 3 Sep has been rescheduled to Mon 22 Nov 

Sat 4 Sep has been rescheduled to Thu 25 Nov.

Please check our COVID-19 Information page to see any changes to your visit.

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:
    Monday 22 November 2021, 7.30pm
    Thursday 25 November 2021, 7.30pm

    Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 03 8606 4200 or in-person at our reception office (Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm).

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

    Running Time:
    70 mins approx, with no interval
    Gasworks Theatre
    Suitable for ages 12+
    Full lockout for approx. 15-20 mins once performance has started; latecomers can be admitted in between suites thereafter
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Complete blackout
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  • Credits
    Cameron Jamieson