The Candlelight series is well known for classical renditions of musical works by violin virtuosi, influential composers, and contemporary pop icons. This March, Candlelight is honouring “The First Lady of Song”, Ella Fitzgerald, and her signature scat, improvisational jazz singing in an intimate setting.
If you love nothing more than the irregular beats and unpredictable improvisation of this playful music genre, Candlelight Jazz: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald is the concert for you. All you have to do is sit back, relax and listen as a talented jazz band recreates the timeless voice and music of a jazz legend.
Candlelight Jazz at Hallé St Peter’s
Popular among creative types and foodies, the happening neighbourhood of Ancoats provides the setting for Hallé St Peter’s—an essential rehearsal space for the Hallé and other choirs. Building onto the remains of a beautiful church, Hallé St Peter’s mission is to ensure that music is accessible to all of the community.
On March 31, the venue will transform into a candlelit stage providing the welcoming setting for a special tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. “Dream A Little Dream” in Ancoats this spring and reintroduce yourself to the lyrical magic of jazz music.
A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
During her lifetime, Ella Fitzgerald won 13 Grammy awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice is known for its wide-ranging flexibility and scat music capabilities. Fitzgerald’s improvised rhythms and melodies led her work with all the jazz greats such as Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Duke Ellington.
The Candlelight jazz concert will feature a jazz band performing some of her greatest tracks including “Everytime We Say Goodbye”, “All Of Me”, “Tenderly”, and “A Fine Romance”. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening that has melody, harmony, and rhythm.
Watch this space and be on the lookout for all upcoming concerts by Candlelight paying homage to some of the greatest artists of all time. The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
Also published on Medium.