560 Music Center

To purchase tickets by phone, please call the Washington University Box Office
M-F: 10 A.M. – 4 P.M.; Sat 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. at 314-935-6543.

The Bach Society of Saint Louis’ Christmas Candlelight Concert is back to sprinkle magic on your holiday season. This treasured St. Louis tradition has been delighting audiences since 1951. Come together with your loved ones, sing heartwarming carols and enjoy the enchanting ambiance of the Candlelight Processional. Delight in the harmonious melodies brought to life by the esteemed Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor, A. Dennis Sparger and featuring award-winning soprano Josefien Stoppelenburg.

Recognized as one of the “Top 20 Live Christmas Events in North America” by BBC Music  Magazine, this concert guarantees an evening of joy, wonder and heartwarming moments. Don’t miss this exceptional celebration of the holiday spirit.

The Bach Society of Saint Louis offers two opportunities to join in the festivities on Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M. A new venue for this event, both concerts will take place at 560 Music Center in University City.

Mary Pillsbury Wainwright


Rev. Dr. Richard & Gaylene LaBore


Ticket Pricing & Accessibility

Tickets range from $25 to $75. You can select your seats by clicking on the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of the page.

If you require wheelchair seating or require the use of a walker, please call the Washington University Box Office at 314-935-6543 to discuss your best seating options. More information about accessibility in 560 Center can be found here.


Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis in a parking garage behind the 560 Center (entrance off Washington Ave.). 560 Center shares this garage with COCA. Other parking options include the local, nearby municipal lots as well as limited street parking.

*Please do not park on the private streets of nearby neighborhoods, as your car will be subject to towing.

Check out our full 2023-2024 Concert Season