Having dazzled audiences in cities across the world, Candlelight has already made quite a name for itself. The magical combination of music and light is enough to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and the incredible venues that host these enchanting evenings are a sight to behold themselves. If you’ve not yet been to one of these spellbinding tributes, we’ve rounded up seven reasons why you should attend a Candlelight concert in Bristol and experience the magic for yourself.
1. The talented musicians
Candlelight gives audiences the chance to admire the unbelievable talents of incredibly gifted musicians at these unforgettable concerts. Ranging from string quartets to solo pianists, these instrumentalists have mastered their craft, and have performed for thousands of music lovers around the world.
2. The remarkable atmosphere
Once concertgoers enter the venue, the first thing they notice before the spectacular architecture and rich history of the venue is the never-ending sea of twinkling candles. Hearing the soothing sounds of live music is enough to get you feeling relaxed, but add thousands of flickering candles to the mix, and the already magical ambience is elevated to new heights. It’s an atmosphere that can’t be beaten, and makes for the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the moving melodies of music.
3. Timeless composers are given a candlelit spotlight
Candlelight puts a new spotlight on the iconic works by some of the most famous composers in music history. Vivaldi, Mozart, Ludovico Einaudi and more musical masterminds have been given their flowers at these wonderful tributes. Their compositions have transcended generations, and we often recognise works such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in films, TV adverts and more without realising we know them. And ever the fans of the festive season, Candlelight is also paying homage to classical Christmas carols this December.
4. It’s not all classical music though…
In addition to classical works by timeless composers, these concerts also breathe new life into modern day tunes. Contemporary hit makers like Taylor Swift and Adele are getting the magical Candlelight treatment as their huge anthems including “Blank Space” and “Rolling in the Deep” are performed on strings. Fleetwood Mac’s iconic songs will also be performed by a violinist and pianist, while fabulous film scores composed by Hans Zimmer will be taken on by a string quartet.
5. You might even learn something new
The performers know what they’re doing when it comes to putting on a show. Not only do they enchant audiences with breathtaking music performances, but they also charm with precious nuggets of info and fun facts about the music they’re performing. They’re big fans of the songs they’re playing, and are raring to share interesting anecdotes and tidbits with the audience.
6. Unbeatable ticket prices
One of the most convincing reasons to attend a Candlelight concert in Bristol is that the ticket prices are more than affordable. They cost as little as £9, so they’re a great plan to add to your to-do list if you’re on a budget. There are several price options available, so you can spend up to £35 if you want the best seats in the house.
7. Rave reviews
Candlelight has dazzled in cities around the world, including Madrid, New York, London and of course, Bristol. It’s received countless 5-star reviews, with guests calling it a “wonderful experience!” and “the atmosphere and music was mesmerizing.”
Amazing. Was moved to tears by how brilliant the string quartet was. Highly highly recommend ✨
Fantastic concert in a stunning setting.
Beautiful venue, friendly and nice organisers and extremely talented artists!!
The whole experience was amazing, the music was fantastic.
Lovely venue, very atmospheric and warm! Great string quartet! Relaxed and well organised.