Since its glowing arrival in Liverpool, Candlelight has illuminated some of the city’s most unique and gorgeous locations with the soft, golden hue of thousands of candles. And whilst the magical experience is enjoyed by many, there are still people who may question whether Candlelight concerts are for them or not. So, for those still unsure, here are seven reasons why you need to attend a Candlelight concert if you haven’t already!
1. The stunning venues
Ever wanted an excuse to visit some of Liverpool’s most gorgeous buildings? Well, by attending a Candlelight concert you can witness some of the city’s stunning venues in all their glory and all aglow. From the botanical paradise that is the Palm House in Sefton Park to the historical St George’s Hall in Liverpool city centre, you can marvel at their beautiful architecture and features surrounded by candles all whilst listening to wonderful music.
2. The musicians
When the hands move over the keyboard, the bows glide over the strings, and the fingers play the right keys, a magnificent mosaic of sounds emerges and enchants the audience. This is because the musicians who make Candlelight concerts possible are true professionals who, after years of practice and training, thrill with their technique and passion.
3. Get up close with your favourite composers
Candlelight began by making the finest works of classical music accessible to all, and today this remains their mission. Thus, you’ll always find tributes to renowned classical composers on rotation such as Vivaldi and Mozart. These are composers whose work was composed many years ago yet still thrills spectators today. But that’s the thing about masterpieces: they are eternal and timeless.
2. The unbeatable ticket prices
Candlelight concerts are for everyone. It doesn’t matter which concert you choose to attend, you’ll find several types of tickets available, with different prices, depending on your budget, the seating and proximity to the artists. Therefore, it is perfectly possible to enjoy a night of live music performed by some of the city’s most talented classical musicians in a space lit by thousands of candles for around £20 — a pretty good deal, if you ask us!
4. Although not everything is classical music
One of Candlelight’s main attractions is its varied programme, meaning there’s bound to be at least one concert that takes your fancy. From tributes to rock legends like Pink Floyd or Queen and Liverpool’s renowned musicians The Beatles; to tributes to popular scores from The Legend of Zelda or Warner Bros‘ cinematic productions, as well as absolute icons of the industry like Fleetwood Mac or Elvis, Candlelight has it all. The arrangements and sound effects created in a studio disappear at a Candlelight concert, returning to the purest version of your favourite songs.
6. The stories behind the music
One of the aspects most valued by Candlelight attendees is discovering new facts or anecdotes related to the songs performed or about the tribute artists. At Candlelight concerts, musicians often discuss with the audience between songs in a successful effort to entertain and teach. So, no one leaves a concert without learning something new about the music they love.
7. The rave reviews
Candlelight has had enormous success around the world and been met by countless 5-star reviews since arriving in the city of Liverpool. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Lovely venue and music was amazing – definitely recommend.”
“Amazing amazing amazing!! I purchased the Fleetwood Mac Night for my mother’s birthday and she absolutely loved it!! Would go again 100%”
“Fantastic experience. The quartet was one of the best I’ve heard. Will attend again.”
“Excellent. All Staff were friendly, helpful and kind! Show was amazing Very good night!”
“Fabulous hour of entertainment, we both really enjoyed it x”
So, there you have it. Plenty of reasons to attend a candlelight concert in Liverpool – so what are you waiting for?