Gathering by Candlelight

Three days before Christmas we attended a musical extravaganza called Christmas Fantasia at St. Dunstan’s Basilica in Charlottetown, PEI.  The church was packed. 

  
The highlight for me was when the lights were dimmed and everyone lit a taper. During that magical time, the audience joined in four carols and the choir sang John Rutter’s Candlelight Carol.

   
   
For the Daily Post WordPress Photo Challenge ‘gathering

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18 comments on “Gathering by Candlelight

  1. Beautiful (and goose bums I guess…)!

  2. BuntyMcC says:

    More pure delight than goose bumps. I didn’t think they allowed candles, at least not on that scale, indoors.

  3. Sandra Gaudet says:

    Great pictures!!!

    Sent from my iPhone

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  4. How absolutely lovely! Music, candlelight and gathering together – the best bits of the holiday (well, and the food, of course). Nice post!

  5. debiriley says:

    beautiful and touches the spirit, wonderful 🙂

  6. Dalo 2013 says:

    Beautiful photos ~ what a special night it must have been.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      Thanks for commenting and liking the photos. I loved the event because it reminded me of candle-lit Christmas services in my youth.

  7. It does look wonderful. We haven’t gone to the midnight service for a few years now with a little one in the house but I often think of the service, the light, the choir and the fantastic organ finale at Christmas.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      This was not at midnight but fairly early in the evening and there were lots of children there including a small group that sang a couple of carols. It was a purely musical evening with no religious service.

  8. dunelight says:

    Lovely..I too snuck a couple of quick ones from my iPhone on Christmas Eve. Photographers cannot help it.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      I tried to be subtle. The top photo was taken before the event started so I stood up. But for the others I tried to be quick because even I find the lit screens to be annoying when it’s supposed to be quiet or dark. Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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