With its sea of candles, exceptionally-talented musicians and wide-ranging selection of concerts, Candlelight enchants and enthralls audiences all year round. There’s just a little something extra in the air at these classical performances that transforms nights out into unforgettable live-music experiences.
Whether on your own, with a mate, a group of friends, or a special someone, there’s a Candlelight concert to entertain everybody. Take a look below to see what’s coming up and which classical concert is destined to move you this year.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts in Brisbane
Candlelight Ballet: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More
Candlelight invites you to a fairytale evening at a renowned landmark in Brisbane. With transcendent performances of musical works from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Swan Lake courtesy of Paridiso Strings, Candlelight Ballet is an enchanting concert you won’t want to miss. Not only will there be talented musicians there to captivate you, but ballet dancers will also be performing at Brisbane’s stunning, Gothic revival cathedral.
The Nutcracker and Swan Lake are two of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works. Universality and haunting melodies form part of the famous appeal of these influential ballets. The celebrated Russian composer’s lasting impression and melodious orchestrations certainly don’t leave much to be desired.
Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros. at St. John’s Cathedral
Get ready for 65 minutes of drama and emotion at this Candlelight concert celebrating 100 Years of Warner Bros. From the joyful song in Singin’ in the Rain to the well-known title theme of Friends, this Candlelight concert will immerse the audience in an evening of nostalgia and evocative music.
Warner Bros. has produced a myriad of popular films and tv shows that continue to amaze and delight audiences. They are made especially distinctive by their music. “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca, “Shallow” from A Star is Born are some of the fundamental associations we make with these movies. And where better to recreate such powerful music than surrounded by St. John’s Cathedral’s breathtaking interior and the glow of candlelight.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts
Candlelight has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Brisbane. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“This was our first candlelight concert & we really enjoyed it. The music, the venue and the candles all work so well together to provide a unique experience. Thank you.”— Tribute to Queen
“Beautiful evening. A wonderful experience. The dancers were simply gorgeous and the Quartet absolutely fantastic. The atmosphere was unbelievable. Highly recommend.” — Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More
“Goosebumps all the way through!! A brilliant experience, the quartet must be commended. Thank you :)” — Tribute to Queen
“Excellent, it was our 3rd time attending the Candlelight session. We are looking forward to the next one already!” — Hans Zimmer’s Best Works
“That’s a perfect date night with great music.” — Hans Zimmer’s Best Works
“Loved the atmosphere and the up close and personal experience our seats provided.” — Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More
With hundreds of candles encircling the musicians on stage and swaying to the sound of their instruments, Candlelight elevates the listening experience to new heights. It’s one that needs to be seen to be believed.
Intimate and extraordinary atmospheres have been created at some of the city’s most beautiful and unique venues to celebrate some of the world’s most iconic artists. More will surely come.
Note: For the safety of performers and the audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.