Treat yourself to a classical concert by candlelight!
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. And as luck would have it, two of the most beautiful churches in Manchester are offering gorgeous, candlelit concerts to soothe the soul of any stressed-out city dweller.
For those who are new to the classical music scene but keen for a romantic candlelit experience, look no further than Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Manchester Cathedral. The concerts will be performed by the London Concertante, an orchestra popular with newbies, whose audience is made up of around of 50 per cent first-time classical concert-goers and promises to leave its audience members with a smile on their faces! The concerts take place throughout the year, tickets are priced at £26 and are available from Fever. Click here to book.
And those who fancy the luxury experience can treat themselves to a performance of Chopin at St Ann’s Church, complete with complimentary interval Champagne! The evening’s talented concert pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith, recently became the first British pianist to perform the complete works of Chopin from memory in one series of concerts. His talent is limitless, but tickets aren’t! Concerts take place monthly, tickets are priced at £32 and are available from Fever. Click here to book.
For those who enjoy a bit of a mix, classical fans can check out a solo piano recital, also performed by the spectacular British pianist, Warren Mailley-Smith. Held at Manchester Cathedral, Smith will perform against a stunning, candlelit atmosphere, with the entire performance centred around Moonlight Sonata. The performance will include the beautiful sounds of Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and Gershwin and is perfect for both newbies and those well-versed with classical music. Get tickets here.
Bach fans can be transported to the Baroque Era, where pianos were still incredibly rare, at this classical harpsichord recital performed by the wonderful David Wright. Taking place at Manchester Cathedral, guests (and their ears) will be treated to the beautiful sounds of the plucked-string instrument, with the works of Handel, Bach and Scarlatta’s 3 Sonatas included in the setlist. The perfect way to wind down after a long day in the city. Book here.
Also published on Medium.