If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise… Edgar Wood Victoria Park, that is. And the very welcome surprise will be three compelling Candlelight concerts, lighting up the Art Nouveau venue with wonderful evenings of music. Whether, for you, February is synonymous with Valentine’s Day, or it is just another month closer to summer, these Edgar Wood Candlelight concerts will offer spellbinding scores, recognisable renditions, and terrific tributes that’ll melt even the most hardened of hearts.
1. Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special featuring Romeo & Juliet, and more
Bathing the romantic Edgar Wood in candlelight, this February 14 concert will feature some of the most passionate pieces of classical music. A sensational string quartet will take to the stage to perform the likes of Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango, Serenade for Strings Orchestra by Tchaikovsky, and the Love Theme in Romeo & Juliet. The arches of the building’s interior will create an intimate feel for guests, making it a perfect Valentine’s Day date – whether you’re wining and dining a loved one, or treating yourself! Tickets are available here.
2. Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
Our Wildest Dreams have come true: a Taylor Swift Candlelight concert! The famed tunes of the I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker will be reimagined by a string quartet at Edgar Wood on February 17, offering a classical twist to the pop favourites. The setlist will include Blank Space, Cardigan, and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, amongst others, across 65 minutes. If you are unable to make the evening’s events (there are two times to choose from: 6pm and 8:30pm), not to worry as the event will return in a couple of months time, in April, to Manchester Cathedral. Find tickets here.
3. Candlelight: Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks
On February 24, your favourite Disney soundtracks will be getting the Candlelight treatment – and under the roof of the ethereal Edgar Wood, the fairytales will feel even more magical. You’ll be humming along to the likes of You Got A Friend In Me, Circle of Life and Bear Necessities from their opening notes, and the quartet will carry you away from the regular world for the entirety of the 65-minute show. Grab your ticket here.