The stunning church will be welcoming in fans of pop music with a mesmerising candlelight concert that celebrates the biggest hits of the genre. If you’re partial to catchy melodies, light-hearted lyrics and infectious beats (with a classical twist) then you might want to circle November 19th in your calendar. Candlelight Pop Hits is a perfect excuse to listen to those rhythmic ear-worms you find yourself humming all day in an enchanting, candlelit setting.
In true Bridgerton style, the concert fuses classical music with recognisable modern-day tracks. An ensemble of talented musicians will treat your ears to some popular chart-topping hits. There’ll be waves of nostalgia as Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ reaches its staccato build up while die-hard Bieber fans will be whispering the lyrics to songs such as ‘Let Me Love You’ and ‘Sorry’. Other songs getting their classical makeover include ‘Chandelier’ by Sia, ‘Halo’ by Beyonce, ‘Thinking Out Loud’ by Ed Sheeran and ‘Dance Monkey’ from Tones and I.
The cherry on top of the pop hits is the magical venue. Manchester Cathedral has been a staple of the city for almost 600 years. Its gothic architecture, ornate medieval features and striking stained glass reflect its storied history and serve as a beautiful backdrop to this intimate concert. When you take your seat among the striking arches of this hall, you can admire the Minstrel Angel sculptures and gilded details, atmospherically illuminated by the glow of candlelight.
The duration of this captivating candlelight pop concert is 65 minutes in total, with doors opening to ticket holders half an hour before the first note is played. This give you plenty of time to soak up the ambience, grab a drink from the fully-stocked bar and settle in to enjoy the show.