After much UK and international success in the past few years, Fever’s gorgeous Candlelight concerts will now come to Belfast, ready to enchant your eyes and ears with a series of sensational shows. Featuring classical renditions of modern music, alongside performances of traditional concertos, Candlelight concerts have something to suit everyone. You’ll hear the music, whilst enjoying the serene surrounds of a venue that’s been bathed in the gentle glow of candlelight. All you have to do is find your seat, sit back, and enjoy.
With two dates in the the diary, a special Candlelight concert on August 25 and September 15 will celebrate the chart-topping hits of songwriting star Taylor Swift. You’ll be able to hear tracks such as Shake It Off, All Too Well, Wildest Dreams and Cardigan in an entirely new way: performed by a string quartet who are illuminated only by a sea of glowing candles. As they play you’ll no doubt be reciting the undeniably catchy lyrics in your head and blissfully enjoying the familiar melodies; this is truly the perfect way to pay tribute to the Grammy award-winning singer and will leave you thoroughly Enchanted. Fill the Blank Space in your calendar with tickets here.
A day later, after the first Taylor Swift Candlelight concert in the city will see a string quartet paying tribute to the incredible movie score composer Hans Zimmer instead. At Candlelight: Hans Zimmer’s Best Works on August 26, St Anne’s Cathedral will be filled with compositions from films such as The Lion King, Inception, Wonder Woman and Pearl Harbour to name just a few. Book your tickets here.
The works of masterful composer Ludovico Einaudi will fill St Anne’s Cathedral on September 2, celebrating a modern music legend. A talented pianist will serenade you with renditions of Nuvole Bianche, Primavera, I Giorni, and more, and when combined with the gently flickering candlelight, it’s a concert that’ll leave you so at peace. You can pick up your tickets for that one here.
Meanwhile, the Titanic Belfast will be all Yellow… under the glow of candlelight, that is, for a Coldplay Candlelight concert on September 11. A talented string quartet 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. You can nab tickets here.
To wrap up Belfast’s upcoming Candlelight concerts at the moment, a tribute to Queen will take place at St Anne’s Cathedral on September 22. Renditions of iconic anthems, such as We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody and We Are The Champions, will be performed by a yet-to-be-announced string quartet. Snap up tickets here.
On most nights, there’ll be at least two performances, so you can choose a show that fits your schedule best. These Candlelight concerts make for the perfect mid-week treats, and will enable you to unwind in a gorgeous setting. It’s time to pick your favourite (or favourites!) and get booking.