Treat Your Senses to These 6 Candle-Lit Concerts in Winnipeg

Treat Your Senses to These 6 Candle-Lit Concerts in Winnipeg

Watching a candlelight concert, time just stops and you can’t help but feel completely immersed in the music. We got goosebumps throughout our first concert at the art gallery, and we’ve been looking forward to the next ones ever since.

Candle-lit concerts in Winnipeg are constantly changing, so there are always fresh repertoires every year. These 6 upcoming concerts are the ones we’re looking forward to.

1. From Bach to The Beatles

From Bach to The Beatles

From Bach to The Beatles is a staple with candlelight concerts, bringing together Bach’s best works and the Beatles’ most iconic hits. You have to see it in person to really see the value of this event.

When we went to our first Bach to Beatles concert, the entire thing was just absolutely mesmerizing. The gentle glow of the candlelight on the musicians’ faces and instruments created a very magical and intimate atmosphere.

There’s also usually not a lot of people going to these concerts, helping it feel even more personal. If you ever want to experience music in a different way, this concert is the best way to start.

PerformerListeso String Quartet
DateNovember 11 & 17, 2023

8:30 PM

VenueFort Garry Hotel Concert Hall

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048: I. Allegro

Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude

Bach / Gounod: “Ave Maria”

Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043: I. Vivace

The Beatles:

I Want to Hold Your Hand



Strawberry Fields Forever

All You Need Is Love

Eleanor Rigby


Love Me Do


In My Life

Hey Jude

Here Comes the Sun

Come Together

Ticket PricesZone C: $40

Zone B: $50

Zone A: $60

2. A Tribute to Taylor Swift

A Tribute to Taylor Swift

The Tribute to Taylor Swift concert is a new offering, and is something we’ve been looking forward to since January! Everyone in our group is a rabid Swiftie, and we can only imagine what it’d be like hearing our queen’s songs this way.

We’re already anticipating goosebumps and feeling the hairs on our necks rising as Cardigan gets played by Listeso’s heavenly fingers.

Candle-lit concerts are usually divided into three zones, but we honestly think that the experience will be equally good throughout all the zones. That means that at just $40, you get a hair-raising once-in-a-lifetime experience!

PerformerListeso String Quartet
DateNovember 11, 2023

8:30 PM

VenueFort Garry Hotel Concert Hall
RepertoireLavender Haze

Love Story


Blank Space



We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

All Too Well

Wildest Dreams


I Knew You Were Trouble

You Belong With Me

Ticket PricesZone C: $40

Zone B: $50

Zone A: $60

3. A Tribute to Coldplay

A Tribute to Coldplay

A Tribute to Coldplay is another staple candle-lit concert, but the repertoire is freshened up each year. This was our first pop-themed candlelight concert, and we were pleasantly surprised that it could be so beautiful.

Some of us actually cried by the end of the show, and we can’t wait to see what there is in store for this year. 

This is coming from people who only know a handful of Coldplay songs, so we imagine it’ll be an even better experience for those of you hardcore fans!

PerformerListeso String Quartet
DateNovember 17, 2023

6:30 PM

VenueFort Garry Hotel Concert Hall

My Universe

Speed of Sound


Fix You




Something Just Like This

The Scientist

A Sky Full of Stars

Ticket PricesZone C: $40

Zone B: $50

Zone A: $60

4. Romantic Jazz Special

Romantic Jazz Special

The Romantic Jazz Special we went to last year felt very nostalgic and surreal. It was also the first concert we went to with a singer, and it made a world of difference compared to the usual quartet setup.

This concert gives the perfect “romantic night” vibe, so it makes sense to add this to your list of date ideas. It’ll feature the Malcolm Aiken Quartet, which is composed of some of the most talented musicians in the city.

Imagine falling in love with the person next to you as La Vie en Rose is played under candlelight. 

PerformerMalcolm Aiken Quartet
DateNovember 22, 2023

6:30 PM, 8:30 PM

VenueWinnipeg Art Gallery
RepertoireFly Me to the Moon

When I Fall in Love

My Funny Valentine

My Romance

The Nearness of You

Let’s Fall in Love

Body and Soul


The Look of Love

La Vie en Rose

Ticket PricesZone C: $25

Zone B: $33

Zone A: $42

5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Featuring the classic soundtrack from the Peanuts movie, you’ll get to experience familiar songs like Christmas Time is Here and O Tannenbaum performed with the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s amazing acoustics.

We can already imagine this concert will feel like a scene from a Disney movie. This would make for a great family date idea, plus the tickets are pretty cheap!

PerformerMalcolm Aiken Quartet
DateDecember 14, 2023

6:30 PM, 8:30 PM

VenueWinnipeg Art Gallery
RepertoireO Tannenbaum

What Child Is This

My Little Drum

Linus And Lucy

Christmas Time Is Here


Hark, The Herald Angels Sing

Christmas Is Coming

The Christmas Song

Ticket PricesZone C: $25

Zone B: $33

Zone A: $42

6. Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker”

Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker”

Christmas songs played by string instruments are something we’ve all grown up hearing, but it truly is a different experience at a candlelight concert. 

Mixed with Fort Garry’s great acoustics and the magical feel you usually get at these concerts, we can only imagine what hearing Christmas songs will be like. We like to think that it’ll be as if you’re in a dark winter wonderland.

PerformerListeso String Quartet
DateDecember 21 & 22, 2023

6:30 PM, 8:30 PM

VenueFort Garry Hotel Concert Hall
RepertoireHoliday Medley – Various

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

The First Noël

Deck the Halls

O Holy Night – Adolphe Adam

Ma’oz Tzur – Traditional Hanukkah Song

The Snow is Dancing – Claude Debussy

The Seasons, Op. 37a: – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

I. January. “By the Hearth”

XII. December. “Christmas”

The Four Seasons, Violin Concerto in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 4 RV 297: “Winter” – Vivaldi

The Skaters’ Waltz, Op. 183 (Les Patineurs) – Émile Waldteufel

Greensleeves (What Child is This) – Traditional

Holiday Medley

Joy to the World

Angels We Have Heard on High

Away in a Manger

The Nutcracker, Op. 71 – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Miniature Overture

Act I, Scene II: No. 2, “March”

Act II: No. 12d, Divertissement. “Trepak, Russian Dance”

Act II: No. 13, “Waltz of the Flowers”

Act II: No. 14c, Pas de Deux. Variation II, “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”

Ticket PricesZone C: $40

Zone B: $50

Zone A: $60