Ever since making their way to the coastal city of Townsville, the popular Candlelight concerts have enchanted audiences with their classical tributes and mesmerising sea of flickering candles. While Candlelight’s unique take on live music has left visitors in awe in Australia and all over the world, there are people yet to discover a Candlelight concert. For those of you that need a little convincing, here are seven reasons to attend a Candlelight concert in Townsville.
1. The skilled musicians
Arguably the main reason why you should give Candlelight a try is certainly the talent. The musicians are classically trained and highly skilled in their craft. With years of training and experience, these talented musicians are able to not only technically perform a composition, but also tell stories and convey emotions through the use of their instruments.
2. The atmosphere is electric
Secondly, Candlelight chooses spacious venues with excellent acoustics and great cultural significance for its row of classical tributes. From theatres and concert halls to event venues and old churches, these spaces are designed to enhance your musical experience. Add to that the warm glow of thousands of candles that flicker and dance to the music, and you’ve got an alluring ambiance that can’t be found anywhere else.
3. Rediscover iconic works from timeless composers
One of the many genres that Candlelight brings to life is classical music. Gone are the days when not everyone could enjoy a classical concert for Candlelight is making the genre more accessible and more entertaining. Now, you can listen to compositions by the likes of Vivaldi, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and more in a new light. Whether you’re a newcomer to classical music or consider yourself a bit of an aficionado, there’s always a tribute to timeless composers to rediscover.
4. Although, it’s not all classical music
One of the main reasons why you shouldn’t pass up on a Candlelight concert is its rich repertoire. Besides legendary classical composers, Candlelight boasts a wide range of tributes to contemporary artists and popular movie soundtracks. From pop icons like Taylor Swift, ABBA and Adele, or rock superstars like Coldplay and Queen, to jazz and R&B artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Beyoncé, there is something to suit everyone.
5. Learn the stories behind the music
Another highly valued aspect for guests is the opportunity to learn more about how the songs and compositions came to life. With fun anecdotes about the songs or artists, the musicians frequently engage in conversations with the audience between songs, thus, combining music with education. It’s amazing to see, because the musicians are highly skilled in their craft but also fans of the music themselves, and they want to share their knowledge with the visitors too.
6. The unbeatable ticket prices
You can grab tickets for a Candlelight concert in Townsville for as little as $42. It is an absolute bargain when you think of the overall experience, blending world-class live music, an electrifying atmosphere and a stunning venue. An evening out at a bar with your mates would cost you far more and it would probably not be as exciting, so in comparison it’s a sensational experience you’ll cherish for years to come.
7. The countless 5-star reviews
Candlelight has gained widespread success across the globe in cities like London, Paris, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Berlin. Due to its unique take on music, it’s received countless 5-star reviews, with guests calling it a “wonderful experience!” and “the atmosphere and music was mesmerizing”.
Fantastic experience. The quartet was one of the best I’ve heard. Will attend again.
Lovely venue and music was amazing – definitely recommend
Excellent. All Staff were friendly, helpful and kind! Show was amazing Very good night!
Fabulous hour of entertainment, we both really enjoyed it x