Butcher’s Hall, a stone’s throw away from St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Museum of London and Smithfield Market is hosting a series of candlelight concerts that are sure to take you on a fantastical journey of music. With intimate performances of the works of Avicii and John Williams, you won’t want to miss out on these spectacles by candlelight.
Starting off with one of The Nights we just wouldn’t want to do Without You being there. On August 14 you will have the chance to hear the electro house sounds of Avicii like you’ve never heard them before. At this candlelight tribute to Avicii, our stellar string quartet will be giving some of his biggest hits a classical twist. This is a performance you won’t soon forget and you’ll hear the aforementioned Without You and The Nights alongside tracks like Wake Me Up and Hey Brother. If this sounds like a bit of you, you can buy your tickets for this one here. You’ll want to get on that quick as tickets for the 7pm show have almost sold out and tickets for the 9pm show are selling fast.
Following this, the sounds of the big screen will be taking centre stage. On August 21 is a celebration of the best works of John Williams. You will undoubtedly know Williams’ work, he has been a key figure in the scores of some of the most popular films of our lifetime. A medley of these will be brought to life by the incredible Arva Quartet, who will play those sensational sounds as you’ve never heard them before. Expect to hear tunes from Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Home Alone, Star Wars and many more of your favourite films. This isn’t a show you’ll want to miss. You can grab yourself tickets for this show here, but don’t wait too long as August 21 isn’t too far away.
Each show lasts an hour, and on each night, there will be an early and late performance. So whether you want to kick your night off or end it with a candlelight performance, you’re covered. You won’t regret the choice of heading down to a candlelight show this summer and will see that even the classics can have new life breathed into them with some slight tweaks. This taking place in Butcher’s Hall is even more fitting. Despite its updated look and facilities, it has a history dating back to 975AD, with the location having moved several times over those years and most recently being refurbished in 2019. With all this culture and history coming together, these candlelight concerts promise a magical evening to remember.