There’s little more welcoming about being in a crowd of people while listening to live music and even more so if it’s a candlelit concert. It’s the pure excitement and love of the performers and each other that makes it so special.
And there are plenty of ways for concert-goers to give back at their favourite shows even if they can’t be there in person. And then there’s that magical moment when everything just seems to come together perfectly.
In recent years candlelit concerts have become very popular in London and you can find a bit of everything, from jazz to classical music and obviously Christmas music and even movie soundtracks.
The candlelit concert is a traditional musical performance where the audience sits or stands in near darkness, listening to music performed by a small group, often with acoustic instruments.
This performance type has been around for centuries. It can be found in opera, folk music, and spiritual gatherings. However, the modern candlelit concert was first seen in the early 19th century when it became popular among Romantic composers like Beethoven and Schubert.
The name “candlelight concerts” comes from the use of candles to provide light for performers and an atmosphere of intimacy during these performances. (Source: Wikipedia)
Tips for Attending a Candlelit Concert
We all know the importance of attending a candlelit concert and how it can create some great memories. However, we also know that these concerts don’t come cheap. So, before you head out to one of these events, do your research and prepare!
The first step is to figure out what type of event you’re attending. Will there be food? What is the dress code? What time does it close? What is on the setlist for this concert?
Tickets for Candlelit Concerts in London
There are different venues in London for candlelit concerts such as churches such as St Martin in the Fields or Southwark Cathedral and concert halls such as Cadogan Hall and Central Hall