At the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter, St Anne’s Cathedral – also known as Belfast Cathedral – cuts a mighty shape. Completed at the beginning of the last century, in 1904, the church today still welcomes worshippers through its doors. But now, Belfast Cathedral is also the setting of a series of Candlelight concerts.
Belfast Cathedral will be awash with hundreds of (flameless) candles, as live classical instrumentalists perform beautiful pared-back renditions of well-known melodies, from current-day pop hits to classical concertos, in front of the second-largest pipe organ in Northern Ireland.
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St Anne’s Cathedral: A Mighty Venue
Belfast Cathedral serves two separate dioceses and as a result, has two bishop’s seats. The building is a treasure trove of decorative elements and historic pieces. Tourists flock to this architectural gem to visit the Tomb of Lord Carson, the Titanic Pall, and the Spire of Hope. Listening to classical music with the cathedral’s Romanesque features as a backdrop is an unforgettable experience.
Candlelight at St Anne’s Cathedral
Arco String Quartet will grace Belfast Cathedral to perform Candlelight concerts that pay tribute to Taylor Swift’s chart-topping songs and the music of legendary band Queen. Expect to hear all their much-loved hits, plus many others over the course of the performances.
Coldplay’s iconic tunes will also be given a more classical twist, as they are performed by a pianist and violinist duo. You’ll also be able to relive your favourite film moments as Hans Zimmer’s sensational compositions get the candlelight treatment. Well-known pieces from Pirates Of The Caribbean, The Lion King, and Gladiator are just some of the magical movie scores you can expect to hear snippets from.
Choose from these spectacular Candlelight concerts for a magical evening out at St Anne’s Cathedral. You will be amazed by the subtle emphasis a candlelit setting can put on some of your favourite songs.
The Candlelight series has two performances per night, one at 6.30pm and another at 9pm, so you can choose a pre or post-dinner show that suits your schedule best.