“Music of the Night” Concerts
Our 14th annual “Music of the Night” concerts are something you won’t want to miss! Held in the intimate setting of Crown Hill’s beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel (1875), these sell-out concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as “The Phantom,” along with professional “Phantom Singers,” Brianna Holt and John Shuffle. They will perform a medley of music from the famous “Phantom of the Opera,” as well as many familiar TV & movie themes that are sure to please. Mr. Manning and the “Phantom Singers” will fill the evening with their wonderful musical gifts as well as humor and drama, followed by donuts and hot cider and a fun guided tour of Crown Hill — in the dark! Tickets go on sale on June 1!
Lights & Sound Effects
We’re excited to welcome Christopher Manning back for his special lights and wonderful sound effects, well as his appearances as Luke Skywalker and the Grim Reaper!
Following the concerts, our guests will be treated to hot apple cider, bottled water, apples, and Long’s Donuts! What’s not to love about that?! Note that outside food and drinks and not permitted in the chapel. Gates open at 5:30 pm on Thursdays and 6:30 on Fridays and Saturdays; feel free to come early and tailgate.
Skeletons in the Closet, Part I Walking Tour
Following refreshments you will have the opportunity to take our super-popular Skeletons in the Closet, Part I walking tour – in the dark – conducted by one of Crown Hill’s expert tour guides, Tom Davis. This is all included in your ticket price! On this one-hour tour, we’ll visit many graves and learn the secrets that some had thought they’d carried to their grave. (Please note that this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, just interesting facts.) Flashlights are recommended, along with good walking shoes. Please dress warmly; our tour takes us to the top of the Crown in the dark and it’s often chilly and windy in the late fall. (Walking up the steep hill to the top of Crown Hill is optional.) Please note that the walking tour is included with the concert ticket and that “tour only” tickets will not be sold.
Due to the intensity of some of the performances, these concerts are not recommended for children under 8 years old.
Due to the unique seating in the Gothic Chapel for the concerts, we can accommodate one wheelchair per concert in the Main Chapel, and one wheelchair ticket per concert is available for purchase. You must purchase a wheelchair ticket to have a wheelchair in the Main Chapel. If it is sold, you must choose another night or purchase a Vestibule ticket. Note that the wheelchair tickets may only be used by guests who must use a wheelchair.
Timeline for Thursday Concerts
5:30 p.m. – 34th St. gate opens (3400 Boulevard Place); everyone in the vehicle must have a ticket for the correct concert date for gate entry.
6:30 p.m. – Gothic Chapel doors open for admission
6:45 p.m. – Q&A with Tour Guide and Historian Tom Davis
6:55 p.m. – If your ticket is for the main chapel, you must be in your seat by 6:55 pm. If you arrive after 6:55 pm you will be seated in the Vestibule for the entire concert.
7:00 p.m. – The Phantom begins his Music of the Night!
8:10 p.m. (approximately) – Refreshments!
8:30 p.m. (approximately) – Skeletons in the Closet I tour begins for concert ticket holders
9:40 p.m. (approximately) – Tour concludes; please exit the cemetery slowly and be alert for deer. Have a safe drive home!
Timeline for Friday and Saturday Concerts
6:30 p.m. – 34th St. gate opens (3400 Boulevard Place); everyone in the vehicle must have a ticket for the correct concert date for gate entry.
7:30 p.m. – Gothic Chapel doors open for admission
7:45 p.m. – Q&A with Tour Guide and Historian Tom Davis
7:55 p.m. – If your ticket is for the main chapel, you must be in your seat by 6:55 pm. If you arrive after 6:55 pm you will be seated in the Vestibule for the entire concert.
8:00 p.m. – The Phantom begins his Music of the Night!
9:10 p.m. (approximately) – Refreshments!
9:30 p.m. (approximately) – Skeletons in the Closet I tour begins for concert ticket holders
10:40 p.m. (approximately) – Tour concludes; please exit the cemetery slowly and be alert for deer. Have a safe drive home!
Once ticket sales begin on June 1, you can order your tickets for any night right from this page! 2020 is the 14th year we’ve presented these entertaining “Music of the Night” concerts and we’ve sold out (or had a few seats left on one or two nights) the last 13 years, so you’re encouraged to buy your tickets well in advance! Seating is very limited.
The “main chapel” includes seats inside the Gothic Chapel, as seen in the photo here, with the chairs are arranged “in the round.” The “vestibule” seats are inside the entrance of the chapel, looking into the chapel. You can see the singers inside the chapel but not the Phantom. There are also two video monitors to watch.
Thursdays, October 15 & 22
Doors open at 6:30 pm; Concert begins at 7 pm sharp!
Vestibule – $22 / Main Chapel – $27
Fridays, October 16 & 23
Doors open at 7:30 pm; Concert begins at 8 pm sharp!
Vestibule – $27 / Main Chapel – $32
Saturdays, October 17 & 24
Doors open at 7:30 pm; Concert begins at 8 pm sharp!
Vestibule – $32 / Main Chapel – $37
- $22 - $37
- 7 P.M. on Thursdays / 8 P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays