From all-time classical greats like Beethoven and Vivaldi through to jazz legends such as Miles Davis and Nina Simone, Candlelight has lit up unique music venues around Brisbane, Australia and the world with intimate and dreamy concerts. They’ve left their mark on cities and wowed audiences with piano solos, string quartets and orchestra musicians. However, the series isn’t stopping there and this year is lining up tribute concerts to some of our favourite pop artists.
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At Candlelight’s pop tribute concerts, you’ll get to hear incredible performances of your favourite songs while candles glow, flicker and shine bright. But, it won’t be like the originals, the ones you heard on the radio, on TV or have been streaming constantly since their first play.
These artists we all know have been chart-toppers (some across decades), gone platinum multiple times over, sold-out stadium tours and been major cultural figures that have influenced not just musical tastes, but also fashion and dance as well. They’re part of music history and they’re getting the Candlelight treatment.
Some, though, are artists that never started out as pop singers, pop groups or pop bands. Nonetheless, they’ve found popularity and found themselves at the top of the charts with songs that transcend genres and blend together styles. No matter what you describe them as we just can’t get them out of our heads.
Upcoming Candlelight Pop Tributes
- A Tribute to Taylor Swift at St. John’s Cathedral on Saturday 7 January
- A Tribute to Queen at St. John’s Cathedral on Friday 13 January
- A Tribute to Adele at St. John’s Cathedral on Friday 20 January
- A Tribute to Queen on the Queensland Terrace at the State Library Of Queensland on Saturday 28 January
- Candlelight Originals: Sounds of JOY. at The Princess Theatre on Saturday 4 February
Although we won’t get to listen to these three phenomenal artists live, we will get to experience the soaring melodies and catchy pop numbers they write thanks to groups like Paradiso Strings and Ensemble Cherubim, as well as members of the Gold Coast Chamber Orchestra and pianist Van-Anh Nguyen among other talented musicians.
Candlelight tribute concerts take place at the gorgeous St John’s Cathedral and The Princess Theatre as well as at The Lussh. Sit back, relax and take in the magical sounds of these respected and inspiring international artists.