Christmas is not just about cold ham and turkey, seafood and Christmas pudding. And holiday gifts don’t always have to be awful socks and things you probably want to return. This season, you can choose a more meaningful experience that really brings out the spirit of Christmas and can be enjoyed by everyone. The popular Candlelight concert series invites you to celebrate the holidays with incredible tributes to some of the most nostalgic and iconic holiday songs.
A delightful mix of Christmas carols, modern holiday tunes, and jazz classics are on hand to help you celebrate in style this year. Whether you’re looking for fresh ways to enjoy the season or are hunting for thoughtful gift suggestions, these enchanting candlelit concerts promise to add a touch of magic to any evening.
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By now, if you don’t hear the quintessential Christmas songs that are blasted in any shop or on the radio, means pretty much you live under a rock. Could you imagine a holiday season without Wham!’s ‘Last Christma’ or‘Jingle Bell Rocks’ from Mean Girls?
Additionally, Mariah Carey is basically THE queen of Christmas and the Love Actually soundtrack has captured our hearts since the release of the film in 2003. This December, you can hear these iconic tunes and more at the historic Fitzroy Town Hall, reimagined by a gifted string quartet!
Jazz and the holidays share a deep-rooted connection that transcends generations. The musical genre with its rich improvisational nature and soulful melodies resonates with the festive spirit because it evokes joy and heartfelt nostalgia. No wonder so many iconic jazz artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Dean Martin have contributed timeless Christmas classics to the musical canon.
Hear jazzy renditions of vibrant and wholesome holiday songs like ‘Fly Me To The Moon’, ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’, ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow’ and many more, performed by the brilliant Orlando Combo at the Athenaeum Theatre 2. They have become a cultural touchstone and you won’t want to miss them played in a beautifully candlelit setting.
It doesn’t get much more magical than a candlelit concert devoted to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and more featuring dazzling ballet performances. This December, prepare to fall under the festive spell of this enchanting concert taking place inside Fitzroy Town Hall. Invictus Quartet will be guiding graceful ballerinas as they twirl and pirouette across the candlelit stage to the magical melodies of some of the most famous ballets ever written.
It’s not just Santa Claus that is coming to town this holiday season. Prepare to be dazzled by two sensational tributes at some of Melbourne’s most stunning venues.
There are two back-to-back shows each evening, with the earliest one starting at 6:30 pm and the latter at 8:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.