Candlelight continues to illuminate Sydney with its signature sea of candles. Talented musicians are taking to candlelit stages to perform classical twists on legendary songs by the likes of Queen, Taylor Swift, and Rod Stewart. Rediscover some of your favourite music while sitting surrounded by countless candles at an intimate Candlelight concert.
The Candlelight series is coming to illuminate some of the city’s stunning venues such as the Sydney Masonic Centre and St. Stephen’s Uniting Church. Take a look below to see what’s coming up and which Candlelight concert will move you this season.
What’s more, if you’re looking for a unique gift for an upcoming birthday celebration or holiday, look to a Candlelight gift card for the perfect present for any occasion.
Featured Candlelight concerts in Sydney
For fans of pop and soul music, Candlelight is bringing the legacy of “The Voice” to a splendid venue in Sydney this season. The heavenly St Stephen’s Uniting Church is lighting up with the gentle glow of a sea of candles for a celebration of Whitney Houston’s best work.
From “One Moment In Time” and “I Will Always Love You” to “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay”, a talented quartet courtesy of Phoenix Collective will give their take on beloved classics. Simply sit back and unwind to some of the greatest songs ever written.
Candlelight will rock you with a powerful tribute to one of the biggest legends in rock music, Queen. Since the mid ’70s, they have captivated audiences with their incredible songwriting, elaborate instrumentals, theatrical flair and Mercury’s other-worldly vocals. And 50 years later, their songs continue to dominate radio programmes, are featured in TV and films and are karaoke favourites.
So, there’s no other band more fitting for an epic Candlelight tribute than Queen. Rediscover their greatest hits brought to you by musicians of the Phoenix Collective. “Another One Bites The Dust”, “Killer Queen”, “Don’t Stop Me Now” are just some of the tunes feature in programme so make sure to get your tickets now before they sell out.
All upcoming Candlelight concerts in Sydney
The atmosphere of hundreds of candles is a wondrous spectacle that amplifies the live-music experience. And, for the length of the 60-65 minute performance, the candle-music combo creates a parallel realm where audiences are carried away by each and every note played.
So far, thousands of candles have lent their gentle glow to Sydney’s sensational Candlelight concerts and the greatest works of classical music as well as legendary jazz, rock, pop and film classics have been performed in the flickering light.
Intimate and extraordinary atmospheres will continue to be created at some of the city’s most beautiful and unique venues, including The Concourse, the heritage-listed venue at the Grounds of Alexandria, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, the nave of St Stephen’s Uniting Church and the architecturally significant Sydney Masonic Centre, among others. There are more to come so watch this space.
A recurring question regarding Candlelight is, What do you wear to Candlelight? The simple answer is that Candlelight has no dress code and there is no obligation to dress up in your finest attire—it’s not the opera. However, to save you from any drama, then think smart-casual with an emphasis on being comfortable, clean and relaxed.
Candlelight has been met with countless 5-star reviews since arriving in Sydney. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“I wouldn’t change a thing. It was my first time and both my friend and I are ready to book our next one.” – Tribute to Taylor Swift at the SMC
“Awesome! Love interactions with audiences and little jokes😄” – Best of Anime Soundtracks
“Fantastic. The musicians did great justice to the music of Queen.” – A Tribute to Queen
“LOOOOVED IT!!!!” – A Tribute to Lana del Rey
“Great performance! The conductor was a great personality on the night explaining the context of each song and occasionally adding personal anecdotes too! Great night!” – Candlelight Orchestra: Best of Hans Zimmer
The Candlelight gift card is the gift of a candlelit, live-music experience. They’re immensely popular and are capable of captivating all thanks to the broad range of genres that Candlelight celebrates. Whether the gift card is for a mate, a date, or for the family, they’ll be sure to find a concert that shines bright and catches their eye now or in the near future.
Typically, there are two Candlelight concerts every evening, an early and a later session, which gives audiences ample choice and opportunity to experience music by Candlelight the way they would like to. It also gives audiences plenty of time to go out for dinner before or after and make the night more of a memorable experience.
Whether on your own, with a mate, a group of friends, or a special someone, guests will be captivated by these spectacular performances.
With tickets for as little as $30 depending on the concert, Candlelight is a night out that almost everybody will enjoy. Those that don’t, aren’t big fans of music or candles.
Please note: For the safety of performers and the audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.