Hunting for an extra special, unique event to sweep you (or your loved ones) off your feet in Manchester is no easy endeavor. The struggle is real. Luckily, these magical Candlelight concerts make for the perfect evening plan. You’ll hear music from some of the greatest contemporary artists and classical composers, including iconic scores written by Joe Hisaishi to pop rock band Coldplay.
Taking place in some of Manchester’s most magical locations, Grade I listed Manchester Cathedral and the spectacular space at Halle St. Peter, just to name a couple, you won’t want to miss the chance to experience these Candlelight concerts.
If you are already thinking about what to gift your mates or loved ones on their next birthday, anniversary, or special occasion, give the gift of live music with the Candlelight gift card. Thanks to its diverse repertoire, there’s something to suit every taste.
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Featured Candlelight concerts in Manchester
Candlelight New Programs
Tributes to the likes of Vivaldi and Coldplay have proved extremely popular among audiences, and now the Candlelight series welcomes some new programs to its impressive repertoire. Starting with an enchanting tribute inspired by Rihanna, fans can prepare to be captivated by renditions of “Diamonds”, “We Found Love”, and more at Halle St Peter’s.
Make your way to Halle St Peter’s and Manchester Cathedral this February if you count yourself among the Swifties. A talented string quartet is coming to the spectacular venue to present classical takes on some of the singer-songwriter’s chart-topping hits. From “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” to “Anti-Hero” and “Lavender Haze”, the musicians will take you on a memorable journey inspired by Taylor’s impressive back catalogue.
Anime fans don’t want to miss out on this unique tribute to some of Joe Hisaishi’s most popular works. From music heard in My Neighbor Totoro to Howl’s Moving Castle, a talented string quartet will transport you to some of the most well-known anime worlds. Listen to the complex and emotional melodies at Halle St Peter’s while sitting surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles.
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!”
“It was an amazing performance, I enjoyed every minute of it! Must see concert for sure.” – A Tribute to ABBA
“Brilliant experience. Loved hearing the Queen songs played by such a talented string quartet and what a beautiful venue” – A Tribute to Queen
“The string quartet is fantastic. Mood and atmosphere made me an unforgettable moment.” – Best of Vivaldi & Mozart
“It was a truly lovely evening. The setting was just stunning and the performance of both the quartet & the dancers was excellent -we will most certainly book other concerts loved it!” – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker & More ft. Ballet
There’s something for everyone this season, 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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