“Four seasons in one day” is just British weather all over, right? Well, at this candlelight concert, settle down and listen to four seasons in just two hours – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concerto that is. Far less stressful. Vivaldi’s Four Seasons by Candlelight – Manchester Cathedral will bring talented classical musicians to, you guessed it, the iconic Manchester Cathedral for two performances this winter. Lit beautifully by an array of candles, the first concert will take place on December 1, while the second will be in the new year on January 29. Tickets are available for both right now.
City life can get pretty overwhelming which is why we have to seize any opportunity for a precious hour or two of zen whenever we can. This Vivaldi candlelight concert will provide just that, with the magical musicians of Piccadilly Sinfonietta at the helm, plus solo performances from violin virtuoso Katie Stillman, and concert pianist Warren Mailley-Smith. The soothing tones of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will be accompanied on the programme by two of Mozart’s masterpieces (Piano Concerto in C major and Divertimento in D), and Pachelbel’s Canon in D minor too.
The event will take place in one of the most beautiful churches in Manchester, with the ornate stained glass windows illuminated by flickering candlelight. The 600-year old Manchester Cathedral is steeped in history, making it the perfect location for a spellbinding concert. Whether you want to treat your nearest and dearest to an early Christmas celebration, or want something to look forward to yourself come January, grab a ticket here.
Also published on Medium.