A 14-piece ensemble, hundreds of candles, and age-old architecture—every contributing factor to this Calvin Harris Candlelight concert seems to go against the electro and progressive house tracks it celebrates. However, that just might be the point. We’re all used to blasting his hits at parties and hearing them in nightclubs, but giving them the Candlelight treatment transforms feel-good songs into thrilling, classical pieces of music.
On May 27, the Kaleidoscope Orchestra is making its way to Manchester Cathedral to perform three mesmerising tributes inspired by Calvin Harris. An extraordinary show full of surprises—“This Is What You Came For”.
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From posting his songs on MySpace to collaborating with icons like Katy Perry and Rhianna, Calvin Harris is now one of the most popular DJs in the world. Across his numerous chart-topping singles, the Scottish DJ has tapped into a wide range of genres, including pop, rock, and dance. Whether consciously or passively, nearly all of us have listened to and been uplifted by his electro-pop hits.
If there is any group of musicians more capable of taking on Calvin Harris’ layered tracks, it’s Kaleidoscope Orchestra. With an aim “to bridge the gap between musical genres”, the music collective is innovative with classical instruments. And, this May 27, the 14-piece orchestra will reimagine iconic songs like “One Kiss”, “Summer”, “Stay With Me”, “We Found Love”, and many more fan favourites.
Manchester Cathedral: Kaleidoscope Orchestra’s Stage
Located on Victoria Street in the city centre, Manchester Cathedral is a breathtaking Grade I listed building. During over 600 years of history, this magnificent structure has survived bombings and wars, Henry VIII’s reformation, and witnessed the Industrial Revolution. The unique blend of two worlds—old and new—at this tribute to Calvin Harris makes for an unforgettable evening in Manchester.
The Candlelight series has covered a wide variety of music genres and sub-genres, from classical and jazz to hip-hop and rock to anime songs and film scores. Get ready to immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind live music performance at this tribute to Calvin Harris. Simply sit back, relax, and savour Kaleidoscope’s orchestral takes on modern-day hits.
With three performances taking place on the night, at 17:30, 19:30, and 21:30, you can choose a Calvin Harris Candlelight concert that suits your schedule. Make a night of it and enjoy a pre or post-show dinner!
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.