‘Chamber Music by Candlelight’ Offers Exclusive Evening in Tryon Palace

NEW BERN, NC – Dec. 1, 2017

Tryon Palace will host the UNC Wilmington’s Early Music Consort on Friday, Dec. 1 for an exclusive evening concert. “Chamber Music by Candlelight” offers the unique and rare opportunity to enjoy the Council Chamber in the Governor’s Palace, gently lit by candles and decorated for the holidays, while listening to a variety of period pieces performed on Renaissance and Baroque instruments.                                                        

After the performance, a reception will be held at the Commission House. Attendees can enjoy sparkling conversation, holiday cheer and a sneak peek at this year’s beautiful holiday decor. Sweet treats, wine and coffee will be served.

Palace doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50. Attendees may enter the grounds through the gate located on Eden Street. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tryonpalace.org or at the North Carolina History Center Ticket Desk, located at 529 S. Front St. Seating is limited.

Specializing in chamber music of the Baroque era, the UNCW Early Music Consort presents inspiring, historically informed performances of early music throughout the state of North Carolina and serves as a professional artistic model for music students at the high school and collegiate level.

Members of the UNCW Early Music Consort include Bettsy Curtis, Mary Gheen, Hannah Senft, Clark Spencer, Helena Kopchick Spencer and Vince Stout.