Experience live music in softly glowing light with these sensational concerts. Candlelight invites everyone to experience some of the best and most beloved music to have graced our ears over the years in a new way. From glamorous ABBA, the mighty Queen to the dynamic music of Hans Zimmer, whatever your musical preference, you’ll be in for a treat.
Taking place in some of Manchester’s most magical locations, Manchester Cathedral, Halle St. Peter, St Ann’s Church, just to name a few, you won’t want to miss the chance to experience these Candlelight concerts.
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Featured Candlelight concerts
Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen
Under pressure at work? Want to break free from the humdrum of everyday life? Well, don’t stop us now! This magical Candlelight tribute to Queen is coming to light up Manchester Cathedral this spring to give fans of the iconic rock band an exciting event to add to their calendars. Listen to classical takes on songs such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Crazy Little Thing Called Love and We Are the Champions while this beautiful venue illuminates with the glow of a sea of glimmering candles.
Candlelight: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Manchester Cathedral
Prepare yourself for an evening of dreamy rock goodness inspired by Fleetwood Mac’s greatest hits. Castle String Quartet is coming to Manchester Cathedral to recreate fan favourites, including “Go Your Own Way”, “Everywhere”, “Little Lies”, and many more. You’ll find yourself relaxing in a candlelit setting and rediscovering why you fell under the spell of the group’s legendary music in the first place.
Candlelight: Hans Zimmer’s Best Works
If you’re not already familiar with the name Hans Zimmer, you have definitely heard his award-winning compositions scoring some of your favourite films. The Candlelight series invites you to travel to these cinematic worlds guided by the dramatic music created by the influential German composer. Pirates of the Caribbean, Gladiator and Sherlock Holmes are some of the films being brought to life by the classically-trained string quartet at Halle St Peter’s.
All upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Manchester
Candlelight has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Manchester. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“A wonderful performance, I was mesmerised, such amazing talent.” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“It was out of this world. Stunning.” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“Superb. We really enjoyed this. The musicians were excellent and Amber has the most amazing voice.” – A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
“Marvelous evening with extremely talented musicians, absolutely loved it.” – A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
“A lovely performance at a great venue, 3 generations attended including my 9 year old granddaughter and we all loved it.” – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More ft. Ballet
“Amazing venue, atmosphere and of course string quartet. Great night.” – Hans Zimmer’s Best Works
There’s something for everyone this spring, from rock legends, jazz royalty, to beloved film soundtracks, so don’t hesitate to grab a ticket and experience the warmth of glimmering candles in Manchester’s most excellent locations.
Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, that has mesmerised the biggest cities around the world.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.
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