The bewitching Candlelight concerts are illuminating one of Scotland’s largest and most culturally important cities. Aberdeen will get to enjoy a series of concerts under candlelight with some of the best music of the last decades and earlier times. From tributes to classical music legends to contemporary stars, there’s a Candlelight concert for everyone.
Aberdeen is known for its granite production, reflected on its buildings and landmarks. Soon, however, it will also be synonymous with intimate candlelit performances, filled with magic and mystery. The historic St Machar’s Cathedral, Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel & Spa, and the stunning Union Kirk will be bathing in a mesmerising glow of flickering light for these unforgettable evenings that invite everyone to unwind, sit back, and let the music sing.
Located in the north of the city centre, St Machar’s Cathedral’s beginnings date back to 1131. The historic church is a prime example of a fortified kirk, featuring twin towers and in its interior, the heraldic ceiling built by Bishop Gavin Dunbar with 48 heraldic shields in three rows of sixteen still remains. The church also displays a 7th–8th-century cross-slab from Seaton, remarkably the only surviving evidence of Christianity in Aberdeen at such an early date. Take your seat inside this marvelous setting and prepare to feel enchanted as the flicker of candlelight illuminates the church’s beautiful stained glass windows and historic heraldic ceiling above you.
Union Kirk: a multi-purpose venue
Candlelight is coming to this Grade B-listed building in Aberdeen. The warm glow of candlelight hits differently when it’s bouncing off the stained glass windows, vaulted ceiling, and intricate cornicing at Union Kirk. You’ll find this unique venue in the city centre making it easy for you to make your way to a spectacular performance inspired by some of the greatest artists of all time.
Located in the former Robert Gordon University, this 4-star hotel boasts 218 guest rooms, a spa, grand ballroom, and the Chop Grill & Bar — “specialists in steak”. Sandman Signature Aberdeen Hotel & Spa is part of a wider tradition of hospitality as it belongs to a high-end brand launched in 2007. And now you can enjoy a Candlelight concert inside one of the city’s most historic buildings.
After receiving major success in some of the biggest cities across the world, Candlelight has come to illuminate Aberdeen next in a series of enchanting tribute concerts, celebrating some of the best artists of modern-day and yesteryear. Performed live by first-rate musicians, you can now hear classical renditions of familiar melodies at an intimate and inviting setting.
The combination of breathtaking locations while listening to some of the most talented artists really can’t be beaten. The Candlelight concerts are the perfect experience to share with your loved ones, or they can offer an ideal 60 to 65-minute getaway from your everydayness.