With its sea of candles, exceptionally-talented musicians and wide-ranging selection of genres, these Candlelight concerts in Melbourne enchant and enthrall audiences all year round. As the colder months are creeping in, there are few better ways to bring in winter than a night of unforgettable live-music. Spellbinding tributes to Vivaldi, U2, Queen, Rihanna and more are just waiting to be experienced in some of the city’s most enchanting settings.
Melburnians have experienced the magic of Candlelight concerts in some of the city’s most impressive venues including restored 1920s church 75 Reid St, the grand National Theatre, the city’s oldest church St James’ Old Cathedral and The Athenaeum Theatre located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. What sounds better than a dazzling candlelit concert set in a venue filled with character and history?
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Featured Candlelight Concerts in Melbourne
New Candlelight Programs
Candlelight is welcoming exciting new additions to its impressive selection of magnificent musical tributes in Melbourne. A string quartet has already put a classical twist on Whitney Houston’s spine-tingling power ballads as well as the iconic rock anthems by U2. And now David Bowie’s legendary songs continue to get the magical Candlelight treatment, too.
Candlelight Soundtrack Concerts
Anime fans are in for a real treat with incredible tributes featuring an eclectic mix of songs composed by anime legend Joe Hisaishi. Lovers of all things fairy tale simply can’t miss an extraordinary concert inspired by music from Magical Movies, and with more tributes to Hans Zimmer and others, there something for everyone.
Candlelight invites you to an evening of sultry and sweet melodies by some of the greatest legends in soul and jazz history. Taking place at Ormond Collective in Melbourne, you’ll get to enjoy the soothing songs by Aretha Franklin, Amy Winehouse and more.
They had expressive voices that evoked emotions every time you heard their songs, such as “Chain OF Fools”, “Natural Woman” and “Rehab”. This season, you can listen to their unforgettable songs, performed by Elly Poletti on vocals, Cheryl Durongpisitkul on saxophone, Luminosity Trio and a talented pianist that will soon be announced.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Melbourne
The atmosphere of hundreds of candles is a wondrous spectacle that amplifies the live-music experience. And, for the length of the 60-65 minute performance, the candle-music combo creates a parallel realm where audiences are carried away by each and every note played.
So far, thousands of candles have lent their gentle glow to Melbourne’s sensational Candlelight concerts and the greatest works of classical music as well as legendary jazz, rock, pop and film classics have been performed in the flickering light.
A recurring question regarding Candlelight is, What do you wear to Candlelight? The simple answer is that Candlelight has no dress code and there is no obligation to dress up in your finest attire—it’s not the opera. However, to save you from any drama, then think smart-casual with an emphasis on being comfortable, clean and relaxed.
Candlelight has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Melbourne. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“A beautiful combination of strings. A wonderful tribute to Taylor Swift and her music.” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“LOVED 🥰 CRIED, danced, sang, swayed, rocked out 💓🦋😇🌈🙏🏻❤️👏🏼💕😍” – Jazz & Soul: Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin and More
“Brilliant atmosphere with wonderful renditions of Adele’s music. A great night out.” – A Tribute to Adele
“Brilliant.. great performance.. they really had the audience engaged.” – A Tribute to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
Give the gift of Candlelight
The Candlelight gift card is the gift of a candlelit, live-music experience. They’re immensely popular and are capable of captivating all thanks to the broad range of genres that Candlelight celebrates. Whether the gift card is for a mate, a date, or for the family, they’ll be sure to find a concert that shines bright and catches their eye now or in the new year.Candlelight gift card.
Typically, there are two Candlelight concerts every evening, an early and a later session, which gives audiences ample choice and opportunity to experience music by Candlelight the way they would like to. It also gives audiences plenty of time to go out for dinner before or after and make the night more of a memorable experience.
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 magical Candlelight concert will move you this winter.