If you have yet to immerse yourself in the magic of the wildly popular Candlelight series, its signature sea of candles, skilled musicians, and stunning venues are waiting for you. Candlelight has enjoyed enormous success in major cities around the world, including Charleston, and now is your chance to discover what makes the captivating performances so unique as we delve into 7 reasons to attend a Candlelight concert.
1. The musicians
Depending on the artist being celebrated on the day, audiences can expect anything from pianists and string quartets to orchestras and jazz bands to take to the candlelit stage. Not only do the musicians give new meaning to chart-topping hits and timeless compositions, but they do so with professionalism.
2. The atmosphere
As well as likely finding yourself sitting inside a venue that’s historic, stunning, or admired for its purpose, or even a combination of all three, you’ll find yourself bathed in the glow of thousands of candles. Candlelight concerts have taken place at remarkable venues worldwide, including London’s Central Hall Westminster and Raffles The Palm in Dubai. Striking architecture, soothing melodies, and candlelight create a truly unique atmosphere.
3. Enchanting tributes to timeless composers
Candlelight concerts have taken on some of the most revered composers in history. Legends such as Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Johann Sebastian Bach are included in Candlelight’s diverse repertoire. And frankly, there’s no better way to experience classical masterpieces than by the light of countless flickering candles.
4. Not everything is classical music…
Furthermore, for more modern music lovers, the Candlelight series also covers a wide range of contemporary artists. Popular tributes include everything from neo-soul and hip-hop favorites to concerts celebrating Queen and Adele. Finding the right concert for you and your taste in music shouldn’t be a challenge thanks to Candlelight.
5. Stories that bring you closer to the music
Even though the main point of any concert is to listen to the music, we think it’s also important to gain a bit of context. With this in mind, while performing a Candlelight concert, the musicians make things even more interesting by adding a few interesting facts or anecdotes into the mix.
6. Unbeatable ticket prices
When purchasing your tickets you’ll discover there are several types of tickets on sale at different prices, depending on the seating and how close you want to be to the stage. Fans of Taylor Swift’s synth-pop and country hits, Joe Haishi’s compositions, and much more can enjoy a Candlelight tribute concert for around $32.
7. Rave reviews from around the world
What’s more, the concert series has received rave reviews from attendees who have experienced the one-of-a-kind performances in Charleston.
“We loved the show. Beautiful experience, perfect venue, incredibly talented musicians.” – The Best of Hans Zimmer
“Only in a church like this could 4 brilliant musicians make music fill my soul with the sound of a full symphony orchestra.” – Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More
“Beautiful church, wonderful quartet and loved the history of every song. So much music in an hour!” – From Bach to The Beatles
Are the classical notes calling you now? Find a Candlelight concert that speaks to your music taste and invite some friends or family along with you for an evening out in Charleston. What’s more, you can always make the most of it by booking a pre or post-show dinner at your favorite restaurant!