Since arriving in Melbourne, Candlelight has illuminated some of the city’s most unique and gorgeous locations with the soft glow of thousands of candles. And although its success is undeniable and everyone who has enjoyed this magical experience leaves delighted, there are still people who think that classical concerts are not for them. So, for those still sceptical, here are 7 mighty reasons to attend a Candlelight concert this winter if you haven’t already!
1. The musicians
When the hands move over the keyboard, the bows glide over the strings, and the fingers play the right keys, a magnificent mosaic of sounds emerges and enchants the audience. This is because the musicians who make Candlelight concerts possible are true professionals who, after years of practice and training, thrill with their technique and passion.
2. The atmosphere
Candles. There are hundreds of them, sometimes thousands, enough to create a shimmering stage to surround the musicians. You’ll be mesmerized as a sea of candles sway to the rhythm of your favourite music. A spectacle incredible enough to transform any space into a magical setting worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. — One of our top reasons to attend a Candlelight concert hands down!
3. Get up close with your favourite composers
The now world-renowned concert series began by making the finest works of classical music accessible to all, and today this remains their mission. Thus, you’ll always find tributes to renowned classical composers on rotation. These are composers whose work was composed so long ago but still thrills spectators today. But that’s the thing about masterpieces: they are eternal and timeless.
4. Although not everything is classical music
One of Candlelight’s main attractions is its varied programme. From tributes to rock legends like Coldplay or Queen and pop stars like Taylor Swift or ABBA; to tributes to film composers like Hans Zimmer and Joe Hisaishi, as well as absolute icons of the industry like Fleetwood Mac or Rihanna, Candlelight has it all. The arrangements and sound effects created in a studio disappear at a Candlelight concert, returning to the purest version of your favourite songs.
5. The stories behind the music
One of the aspects most valued by Candlelight attendees are discovering new facts or anecdotes related to the songs performed or about the tribute artists. At the live music shows, the musicians often talk between songs with the audience in a successful effort to entertain and teach. So, no one leaves a concert without learning something new about the music they love.
6. The unbeatable ticket prices
Candlelight concerts are for everyone. It doesn’t matter which concert you choose to attend, you’ll find several types of tickets available, with different prices, depending on the seating and proximity to the artists. Therefore, it is perfectly possible to enjoy a night of live music performed by some of the city’s most talented classical musicians in a space lit by thousands of candles for around 27 dollars — a bargain, if you ask us!
7. 5-Star reviews everywhere
Candlelight has had enormous success around the world and been met by countless 5-star reviews since arriving to Melbourne. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Lovely venue and music was amazing – definitely recommend”
“Amazing amazing amazing!! I purchased the Fleetwood Mac Night for my mothers birthday and she absolutely loved it!! Would go again 100%”
“Fantastic experience. The quartet was one of the best I’ve heard. Will attend again.”
“Excellent. All Staff were friendly, helpful and kind! Show was amazing Very good night!”
“Fabulous hour of entertainment, we both really enjoyed it x”