With its sea of candles, exceptionally-talented musicians and wide-ranging selection of concerts, Candlelight enchants and enthralls audiences all year round. But as the colder months arrive in Wellington, there’s just a little something extra in the air that will transform these nights out into unforgettable live-music experiences.
This autumn, Wesley Church is providing a gorgeous setting for Candlelight to work its magic in. Whether on your own, with a mate, a group of friends, or a special someone, there’s a Candlelight concert to entertain everybody. Take a look below to see what’s coming up and which Candlelight concert will move you this upcoming season.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts
Candlelight: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More ft. Ballet
Lower Hutt Events Centre Townhall is lighting up with the glow of Candlelight for an evening filled with mesmerizing ballet performances guided by the soothing sounds of Tchaikovsky’s most iconic compositions. A string quartet will be playing the composer’s most revered works while three elegant ballerinas take to the stage for select pieces. During this enchanting evening, you’ll be dazzled by breathtaking live music and the spellbinding magic of ballet.
Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Wellington
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 Wellington’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, but one of the recurring questions 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 Wellington. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Beautiful! Bring it back!!!” – Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks
“An amazing experience.” – Best of Joe Hisaishi
“Such a magical night. Love love love it!” – Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks
“The ambiance was amazing as wells as the string quartet. I really didn’t know what to expect but I was thoroughly impressed and blown away. I loved it.” – Best of Joe Hisaishi
“Absolutely beautiful!” – Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks
“Show was really beautiful, the performance was spectacular.” – A Tribute to Queen
Give the Gift of Candlelight
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 new year.
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.
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.