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.
With a ruffle of feathers, a twirl of a tutu and the stroke of a bow, a number of stunning works by Tchaikovsky, Strauss and other classical composers will come to life at St. George’s Hall on March 11. Over the course of the 65-minute show, performers from Sophie Adams Ballet will take to the stage during excerpts from Swan Lake to dance alongside the talented string quartet. You may recognise melodies from The Nutcracker, composer Borodin and more. Find out more about the show here, then purchase your tickets here.
A candlelit St George’s Hall makes for the perfect backdrop to multiple evenings of Motown classics. Taking place on various dates across the next few months, the brilliant musicians of Untold Orchestra will perform renditions of iconic songs by Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Four Top, The Supremes and many more. You Can’t Hurry Love, but you can hurry and get your ticket here – performances will take place on March 12 and April 22.
From pop to country, you may think you’ve heard all of Swift’s music styles, but we bet you’ve not heard her like this. Taylor Swift’s biggest hits will get the Candlelight treatment on March 17 and April 16 – our Wildest Dreams have come true. As you listen to the talented string quartet play the recognisable tunes at this centuries-old venue, you’ll be able to reminisce on an impressive backlog of music. The setlist will include Blank Space, Cardigan, and We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, amongst others. Book your tickets here.
The London Concertante will be Liverpool bound on the weekend of March 20. The talented musicians will transport the audience to the scenes of their favourite films with renditions of recognisable movie scores and soundtracks. You can expect to hear music from Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, Skyfall, The Godfather and many more… Book your tickets here.
In a pairing not many of us would have seen coming, this Candlelight performance will celebrate two legendary musical acts: Bach and The Beatles. On March 30, baroque and British rock melodies will go toe to toe for a 60-minute show performed by the Northern String Quartet. Expect to hear songs like Ave Maria and All You Need Is Love played back to back. Random? Maybe. Brilliant? Absolutely. Tickets are available here.
On April 7, Nurry Lee, a talented British-Korean pianist, will take to the stage to perform Ludovico Einaudi‘s masterpieces by candlelight. Under the traditional high ceilings and fantastic frescos, you’ll hear a selection of the famed composer’s works, including Primavera, Rêverie and Nuvole Bianche, over the course of 60 minutes. You can read more about the night here, and buy tickets here.
On April 8, relive the legendary melodies of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon. The We Are The Champions hitmakers defined a generation with their anthems, and this April, you’ll be able to hear pared back, but equally as spellbinding, renditions of their music. As the Northern String Quartet perform these Queen classics, you’ll be awash in the soft glow of candlelight in the beautiful St George’s Hall. You can find tickets here.
Pianist Tim Abel and violinist Matt Glossop will be joined by a brilliant percussionist on the night of May 13 to 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.
May 15 will see the beautiful St George’s Hall filled with the fluttering notes of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons violin concerti, performed in a magical, candlelit setting. Each concerti represents one of the seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter; the event will last around 60 minutes – though it’ll probably not be the first time you’ve experienced all the seasons in an hour or less. Tickets are available here.