The popular Candlelight concert series is bringing special tributes to Manchester’s Hallé St Peter’s that are all about the soothing sounds of saxophones. Relaxed, sensuous and sophisticated, the saxophone sounds great every time, regardless of what genre you’re playing. This season, you won’t simply hear one, not even two, but four as the talented Insieme Sax Quartet reimagines some of the most successful and beloved ABBA and Queen hits.
For one night only, thanks to the moving melodies of classical and jazz music and the warm glow from a sea of flickering candles, these magical Candlelight concerts are set to be a treat for both the eyes and the ears. From “I Want To Break Free” to “The Winner Takes It All”, rediscover iconic hits that have made music history.
Candlelight “will rock you” with this first tribute to the legendary rock band, Queen. They have captured audiences’ hearts since the release of their first album and have influenced countless artists, established and up-and-coming. They are one of the greatest rock bands in music history that took inspiration from a diverse range of genres including skiffle, British camp, rock ‘n’ roll, opera and jazz. So, when it comes to recreating popular songs in a new light, it seems fitting to choose Queen to do so.
Taking place at the historic Hallé St Peter’s, situated in the resurgent area of Ancoats, you’ll be enveloped in the enchanting glow of thousands of candles and the soulful vibrations of a saxophone quartet. Hear “Under Pressure”, “Killer Queen” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” like never before this December!
Calling out the “Dancing Queens” and “Super Troupers” of Manchester! If you think you’ve heard every possible cover and version of your favourite ABBA songs out there, think again!
Since winning Eurovision in 1974, the Swedish supergroup was embraced by every household and radio channel in Europe, a tendency that hasn’t changed to this day. ABBA continues to be as relevant as ever and luckily for you, you’ll get to enjoy their everlasting and nostalgic songs in the likes of “Voulez-Vous”, “Fernando” and “Chiquitita” in a jazzy fashion. The world class Insieme Sax Quartet will give them a groovy glow-up, in an evening when the worlds of pop, disco and jazz collide.
Taking place on 25 November, this unique Candlelight concert will be dazzling audiences with stunning sax takes on Queen’s and ABBA’s most beloved songs. Get ready to experience the magic of Candlelight in a whole new way thanks to the gifted Insieme Sax Quartet and a sea of twinkling candles.
There’ wil be two back-to-back performances on the night, with the Queen concert starting at 18:00 and the ABBA tribute at 20:30. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to each show, so you have plenty of time to marvel at the gorgeous setting and find your seats.