Bach by Candlelight

Chris Howlett playing cello against a black background

Chris Howlett presents the 1st, 2nd and 4th solo Cello Suites of J.S. Bach in a recital illuminated only by a circle of candles

Bach by Candlelight is a performance that verges on the sublime – the minimalism and simplicity of candlelight and flickering shadows enhancing the fine music performance as Howlett performs 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 novices and the classical music lover. 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 2022.   

The concert will appear as part of our PAC to Go program at Narrawong Mechanics Institute on Saturday 18 June, and at Mumbannar Soldiers Memorial Hall on Sunday 19 June.

“Dangerously exposed but meets every challenge thrillingly…” - The Age 

Dates and Locations

Narrawong Mechanics Hall, 61 Windham Street, Narrawong 3285


  • Saturday, 18 June 2022 | 07:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Mumbannar Soldiers Memorial Hall, 6763 Princes Highway, Mumbannar 3304


  • Sunday, 19 June 2022 | 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM