Wilton Candlelight Concerts

In 1947, a group of Wilton citizens got together and decided to make a chamber concert series an annual event. While the town already had a library building, the series would benefit its collections of books and music. It was decided that the concerts would take place at the Congregational Church, because of the church’s historical importance, as well as its excellent acoustics and intimate atmosphere. A 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon time was chosen, and the series dubbed “Candlelight” because candles were to be lit in the church just before the concert began.

70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton CT 06897