Since its doors opened in 1854, St George’s Hall has played host to an array of events. From Charles Dickens’ readings in the small concert room back in the 1800s, to The Beatles’ Ringo Starr performing on the roof in 2008, the entertainment schedule here has spanned genres, crafts and centuries. This year, Fever are returning to the hallowed halls with their captivating Candlelight series. Live musicians performing renditions of well known masterpieces, bathed in the glow of candlelight. What could be more enchanting? Not much, we’ll say – and you can see for yourself by bagging a ticket to one (or more) of the upcoming performances.
Kicking things off on October 5, a pianist, violinist and percussionist will celebrate the iconic tunes of Fleetwood Mac – in a gorgeous venue bathed in candlelight no less. Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Don’t Stop and many more will receive the Candlelight treatment, as the melodies are reimagined by the classical musicians. Book your tickets here.
A few weeks later, on October 21, string quartet String Infusion will be Liverpool bound. The talented musicians will transport the audience to the scenes of their favourite films with renditions of recognisable movie scores and soundtracks composed by the genius that is Hans Zimmer. You can expect to hear music from The Da Vinci Code, Pearl Harbour, Inception, Wonder Woman and many more… Book your tickets here.
As the month draws to a close, we’ve two eerie Candlelight concerts that’ll have you on the edge of your seat for all the right reasons. The first – Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions – will take place on Saturday, October 29, and champion 65 minutes of our creepy classical favourites. Expect anything from compositions by Chopin to pared-back versions of melodies from musicals, like Wicked‘s Defying Gravity. The set will be performed by pianist Tim Abel and violinist Matt Glossop. The second Halloween-themed Candlelight concert will be specifically focused on Halloween film scores. Expect to hear recognisable renditions from your favourites films, such as The Corpse Bride, Psycho, Edward Scissorhands, It and many more, performed by String Infusion on October 31.
There are two performances of each Candlelight concert on each evening, so you can choose a show that suits your schedule best. Book your favourite – or tickets for each, if you’re so inclined – for an enchanting evening of music, bathed in the soft glow of candlelight. It is an experience unlike anything else.