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 indie sounds of Oasis 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, Grade I listed Manchester Cathedral, the spectacular space at Halle St. Peter, and >the Stroller Hall<, 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 in Manchester
Candlelight is giving gaming fans and music lovers the opportunity to hear music featured in the popular video game franchise The Legend of Zelda. String Infusion, a talented string quartet will take to the candlelit stage at Manchester Cathedral to recreate melodies from A Link to the Past (1991), Majora’s Mask (2000), The Wind Waker (2002), and many more releases. Try something new this September.
If you watch anime movies and tv series, then you’ll be more than familiar with Joe Hisaishi’s legendary compositions. Having worked closely with Studio Ghibli for years, Hisaishi has scored all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films. Find your seat at a mesmerising Candlelight concert featuring renditions of classics such as the opening theme from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, the main theme from Princess Mononoke and Chihiro’s Waltz from Spirited Away.
Manchester Cathedral will shine brighter than a diamond for this extraordinary tribute to Rihanna this October. As one of music’s biggest hitmakers, there is no shortage of smash songs at this candlelit concert. From “Pon de Replay” and “Umbrella” to “We Found Love” and “Work”, some of the star’s most beloved bops will be performed by a string quartet while thousands of candles illuminate one of Manchester’s most iconic landmarks.
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!”
“Absolutely fantastic. Six of us attended and we all loved it. Very talented artists and an amazing venue ❤️” – A Tribute to Queen
“A beautiful evening that, in all honesty, had a magical element to it.” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“We had a fantastic experience at Manchester cathedral at one of the candlelit performances. Loved it.” – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
“This was just magical! The music was absolutely amazing and the scenery was breathtaking. Such an incredible experience!” – The Best of Joe Hisaishi
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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