Manchester is no stranger to concerts by candlelight but they are soon to be coming to a new venue over the next few months – Halle St Peter’s. Beginning in September, the storied venue is going to be bathed in the glow of candlelight as it plays host to some amazing tribute concerts. Get ready for the sounds of Joe Hisaishi, Vivaldi, and Mozart coming soon. Check out all shows at Halle St Peter’s here.
Kicking things off for September the first of the Halle St Peter’s Candlelight shows is happening this week. On September 8 the gorgeous space is being plunged into darkness, but for the glow of a few hundred candles, for a Candlelight tribute to Vivaldi & Mozart Requiem. The captivating evening of music will pay tribute to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concertos – specifically spring and winter – and Mozart’s Requiem. Hearing the masterpieces of these two classical music juggernauts side by side will make for an impressive event; then to add the fabulous setting of the atmospherically lit Halle St Peter’s too? It’ll be spellbinding, and you can get your tickets here.
On October 7, film and animation are coming with the works of Joe Hisaishi by candlelight. Initially, the name Joe Hisaishi might not mean much to you, but you will know his compositions if you’re even a slight fan of Japanese cinema and anime. Hisaishi is the mastermind behind the vast majority of the soundtracks to Hayao Miyazaki’s most notable works. Be prepared for music from Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and many more of Hisaishi and anime’s most iconic pieces of music. You can experience this on October 7, with tickets available now.