The Concert by Candlelight

Moving music played by Opus Black string trio, solely by candlelight.

How the concert happened

Even before beginning the restoration of This Old Church, I dreamt about doing interesting, moving events that would bring the community together for unforgettable experiences. This concert surpassed even my high hopes.

Living in Boston, I’ve seen ads for candlelit concerts at historic buildings. Thinking about the acoustics and space at This Old Church – I knew I had to arrange one here. I sought recommendations from Monk Rowe, and he connected me with musical talent extraordinaire Liz “fiddle” Simchik. Liz coordinated the Opus Black Trio to perform September 29th, 2020 at 7pm – just after sunset on this Fall day. We shared a few song ideas, and when I saw the set list, my anticipation grew even more.

The music that ensued was unforgettable.

Such an amazing concert Thanks!

Sharie Sblendorio

The Set List

  • Clocks – Coldplay – Watch a Clip
  • Break on Through – The Doors
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Thank You – Led Zeppelin
  • Creep – Radiohead
  • Feel it Still – Portugal. The Man
  • Hallelujah  – Leonard Cohen
  • Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
  • Thank You Next – Ariana Grande
  • Sunshine of Your Love – Cream
  • Dancing on my Own – Calum Scott, Tiësto
  • Ashokan Farewell – Jay Ungar
  • Whiskey Before Breakfast – Traditional
  • Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velázquez
  • Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
  • Havana – Camila Cabello
  • Just What I Needed – The Cars
  • Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Janice and I had a great time!! They play beautifully!!

Michael Buneo

About Opus Black

“Opus Black has a penchant for the unorthodox. Repertoire ranges from songs like Break on Through to Bridgerton favorite Bad Guy.  They’re sure to keep you engaged, and are a great family fun experience.”

Allyson Sklar – Viola
Kristen Kopf – Cello
Liz “fiddle” Simchik

Facebook: OpusBlackStringQuartet

Special Thanks

Rich Greene
Don Law
Terry Law
Peg Buzzard, the Gorman Foundation
Monk Rowe
Liz Simchik