If you love live music, are a fan of talented musicians, and enjoy gorgeous locations bathed in ambient candlelight, then a Manchester Cathedral Candlelight concert is exactly what you need. Manchester Cathedral, which has a history dating back over 600 years, provides the most spectacular backdrop to the beautiful sounds of live musicians weaving us through a journey celebrating music we know and love. Between August and September you’ll have chances to catch shows celebrating 80s & 90s Dance Music, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac and many more. You can see the full lineup of Manchester Cathedral Candlelight concerts here.
Ample candlelight provides a wonderfully intimate setting, with fantastic acoustics carrying the sounds created by the talented performers that take to the stage at each event. From wonderful violinists to some of the country’s best pianists – there’s a whole lot of talent that walks through the Cathedral doors, providing the most uplifting, candlelit experience in town.
Kicking things off on September 24 (& again on November 11) is a Manchester Cathedral Candlelight concert that will be all Yellow.. under the glow of candlelight, that is, for a Coldplay candlelight concert. A talented violinist, pianist and percussionist will treat you to a full hour of the familiar hits in Coldplay’s back catalogue, including Fix You, Don’t Panic, Sky Full Of Stars, and many, many more. Prepare to be whisked away to Paradise as the evening unfolds. Treat yourself to an Amazing Day by securing yourself tickets now.
If you’re looking to make plans for the end of the month, this Manchester Cathedral Candlelight concert is for you. On September 30, there will be a duo of tribute performances to the legendary music of Fleetwood Mac. Their iconic tunes will be given a more classical twist, as they are performed by Matt Glossop (violin) and his band (piano and percussion). Expect to hear Gypsy, Go Your Own Way and Gold Dust Woman – to name just a few – in a brand-new way. You can grab your tickets here.
On October 13, it’s time to zip up your green parka and slip on your shades. All the roads that you have to walk to see Candlelight: A Tribute To Oasis may be winding, and all the lights that lead you there could be a little blinding, but it’ll be worth the trip. There are many things that we would like to say about this captivating concert, and, luckily in this case, we do know how. Ok, enough with the shameless lyrics, this enchanting event will be sure to light up your evening, listening to a unique twist on the chart-topping music of Oasis. What are you waiting for? Tickets are out now!
On October 31 things are getting spooky with Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions. This is, of course, a one night only special, you won’t be able to get this experience again. Or at least this version of it, there’s a chance there will be a Halloween special again next year – but there’s no guarantee, so why risk it? Instead of celebrating one artist or body of work, this is going to bring you the scariest hits that Matt Glossop (violinist) and Tim Abel (pianist) could think of. Thriller, Psycho, Phantom of the Opera, expect them all and more as the dynamic duo weave a horror fans fever dream soundtrack. If this sounds like something up your street, you can get your tickets now.
Last on the list of Manchester Cathedral Candlelight Concerts (for now) is one for all the ravers. On November 10, the sounds of 80s & 90s Dance Anthems will descend upon the Manchester Cathedral. Dance music may have evolved but there’s nothing quite like the classics. Under the glow of candlelight, Kaleidoscope Orchestra are offering a performance you won’t soon forget. The fourteen piece ensemble will be playing a tribute concert to the 80s & 90s Dance anthems you know and love by giving them a bit of a refresher, and you can get your tickets to see it here.
The venue is just as impressive as the shows themselves. Manchester Cathedral’s stunning architecture will shine bright under the beautiful candlelight, with its gothic features, stained glass windows and gold detailing. Despite the grandeur of the building, the shows will still have an intimate ambience, an ideal accompaniment to the music. The 600-year-old, Grade I-listed building is still a running parish today, making the experience all the more special.