Candide's Voltaire

202312feb2:00 pmCandide's VoltaireTown:Columbus 2:00 pm

Event Details

Pre-concert lecture with John Lenti, lutenist, exploring the life and context of Voltaire from 1:15–1:40 pm.

Voltaire was a walking superlative. He was the most famous man in Europe. He was also the most prolific author, the best-loved playwright, the busiest letter-writer. He was the most in love, and he drank the most coffee. He was the greatest annoyance to cruelty, tyranny, and ignorance. Near the end of his amazingly long life, he wrote the hilarious, tragic, philosophical novel for which is best-known, Candide. We’ll show you how he got there in this uncategorizable program. You want love songs? We got ’em, sung by literal Grammy-winners. Hilarity? You bet. Tragedy? Yeah, bring a hanky. Care for some heart-stopping virtuoso music on viola da gamba? We’ll throw that in, too.


Arwen Myers, soprano
Aaron Shehan tenor
Carrie Krause, baroque violin
Sarah Stone, viola da gamba
John Lenti, theorbo

Free. Tickets not required. Donations accepted!


Columbus Community Congregational Church

138 4th St Columbus, MT 59019


Free. Donations accepted!