Ever since Candlelight arrived in Geelong, the series of stunning concerts has lit up the city with its breathtaking live music performances illuminated by a sea of candles. Thousands have experienced the magic of these enchanting tributes to classical and contemporary music stars, but if you’re still not sure whether they’re for you, we’ve rounded up seven reasons why you should attend a Candlelight concert in Geelong this season.
1. The super talented musicians
Behind every intricate melody played are classically-trained musicians with years and years of experience. String quartets, solo pianists and more gifted instrumentalists swoon concertgoers with their musical talents as they convey all the passion and emotions of the songs performed on the evening. As some of your favourite songs come to life in front of you, you’ll be left amazed by the outstanding skills of the musical masterminds on stage.
2. Electrifying atmospheres
Taking place in some of the city’s most spectacular spaces including the historic Geelong West Town Hall, these magnificent concerts create a magical atmosphere with the help of thousands of twinkling candles. The flicker of candlelight dances to the rhythms and sounds of the music performed on the night, creating an utterly enchanting environment that soothes all that step inside it.
3. Tributes to timeless composers
When the Candlelight series first started out, its mission was simple – bring breathtaking classical music performances to the masses. Nowadays, although the concert series has since broadened its horizons to celebrate a range of genres and sounds, they still continue to showcase brilliant works by iconic classical composers, from Tchaikovsky to Massenet, Puccini and more.
4. Contemporary icons get their own tributes too
Not every concert is devoted to the classical. In fact, Candlelight pay tribute to a number of modern-day hitmakers, rock stars, pop icons and more. This concert series has an impressive repertoire and eclectic taste, so you can expect spellbinding candlelit concerts dedicated to the likes of Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, Queen and many more in Geelong. When we say that Candlelight has something for everyone, we really mean it.
5. Learn something new about your favourite tunes
As candles flicker and songs play, you might even learn something new about some of your favourite tunes. During small intervals, musicians will share interesting facts and stories about the singer or songs being performed to bring you closer to the music. By doing this, they offer you a fresh insight into the music you hold close to your heart, leaving you with a deeper connection to the sounds and melodies that you know and love.
6. Tickets are more than affordable
Classical music shows have a bad rep for being pricey. But with Candlelight, concertgoers can experience the magic of these classical concerts without having to worry about burning a whole in their pocket. Tickets start at just $21, and each concert comes with a number of different price points, so you can decide if you want to spend more. Not only does Candlelight make for a magical experience, but it’s super accessible too!
7. Countless 5-star reviews
And if you still don’t believe us, just check out Candlelight’s countless five-star reviews. The experience has been described as a “creative and new concert experience” that’s “absolutely fantastic!”
“So lovely! I was moved to tear several times by the skill and talent of the Invictus Quartet.” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“What a fantastic event. So beautifully presented.” – A Tribute to Queen
“Absolutely loved it. Very talented musicians!” – A Tribute to Coldplay
“Such an enjoyable evening. Perfect venue and great atmosphere.” – A Tribute to Queen