If you haven’t noticed already, Christmas is right around the corner. London is glimmering with twinkling lights, the nights are colder than ever and the chaotic shopping frenzy is well underway. This December, Candlelight is adding to the festivities of the season with this series of holly jolly concerts that pay tribute to your favorite festive songs. They’re the best remedy for those winter blues, and are sure to stoke the fires of nostalgia this Christmas season.
Glazier’s Hall and Central Hall Westminster are all set to welcome lovers of the Christmas period to these evenings filled with comfort and joy. From “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” to “Let It Snow”, beloved crimbo film scores as well as festive jazz classics provide the soundtracks for these magical candlelit experiences.
Cuddling up on the sofa and watching a classic Christmas film is what this time of year is all about. As Jack Frost nips at your nose, this candlelit concert will be celebrating some of your favourite festive films to keep you feeling all warm and fuzzy.
From Kevin’s exciting adventures in Home Alone to the hopelessly romantic doorstep scene in Love Actually, you’ll relive some of the most iconic on-screen moments from these festive films and more as a string quartet puts a classical twist on their accompanying scores. We’re talking “Love Is All Around”, “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, “Last Christmas” and many more!
Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking works are being brought to life at Central Hall Westminster this December. Not only will the spectacular venue be illuminated by countless flickering candles creating an incomparable atmosphere, but there will also be ballerinas accompanying several performances. Sugar Plum Fairy, Spanish Dance, Arabian Dance, and more are some of the timeless pieces included on the setlist for this unforgettable Candlelight concert.
It certainly won’t be a silent night at this sensational evening filled with Christmas jazz classics. The lively rhythms produced by horns, drums and more will sound inside Glazier’s Hall as a dazzling jazz band puts their own spin on festive hits such as “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”, “Let It Snow” and “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.” Under the gentle glow of candlelight, audiences will tap their feet and click their fingers to the merry melodies of these cheery tunes and more.
Southwark Cathedral will be illuminated by countless candles this December for a Christmas-themed performance inspired by festive carols, timeless compositions, and more. “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”, “Deck the Halls”, “Away in a Manger”, Tchaikovksy0’s “The Nutcracker, Op. 71”, and more will be brought to life by Artisti Con Brio for a captivating concert in London.
If you like more modern Christmas songs, Candlelight is bringing yet another holiday special all about holiday pop hits. Honestly, what is Christmas without the catchy melodies of Wham!’s “Last Christmas”? And Mariah Carey practically owes Christmas by now, with her iconic song “All I Want For Christmas Is You” played on a loop on the radio or constantly blasted in shopping centres and cafés.
For those of you that need peppy pop songs like “Santa Tell Me” and “Underneath The Tree” to get in the festive spirit, head to Glaziers Hall this December to hear classical renditions of these Christmas classics and more, performed by classically trained musicians.
This December, keep calm and jingle all the way to one of these utterly magical Candlelight concerts that are sprinkled with all the cheer and wonder of the festive season. All is calm and all is bright at these magnificent evenings that combine breathtaking live music and the enchanting glow from thousands of twinkling candles.
There’ll be two back-to-back shows on each night and concerts take place over the course of 60 mesmerizing minutes. Doors open 45 minutes to one hour prior to the concert start time and late entry is not permitted.