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5 candlelight concerts coming up in the North

From ABBA to Adele, hear your favourite songs as you’ve never heard them before in these magical candlelight concerts…

Written by Becky Hardy
Published 19.04.2023

ELVIS BY CANDLELIGHT

When: 20th – 21st April

Where: Durham Cathedral

One of the UK’s leading Elvis tribute acts promises to have us all shook up in this special candlelight concert. Alongside an incredible live band, Elvis By Candlelight will see Jail House Rock, Suspicious Minds, The Wonder of You, and many more of The King’s hits performed in the atmospheric surroundings of Durham Cathedral.

Tickets: from £28.50

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CANDLELIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO TAYLOR SWIFT

When: 28th April

Where: The Common Room, Newcastle upon Tyne

Discover all the ear-worm bangers and breakup blinders of Taylor Swift as you’ve never heard them before at The Common Room this April – all beautifully arranged for a string quartet, played under the Wood Hall’s mesmerising stained-glass window by the gentle glow of candlelight.  

Tickets: from £25.00

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CANDLELIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO ABBA

When: 20th May

Where: Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne 

Voulez-Vous to hear ABBA and all their beloved hit singles like you’ve never heard them before? Knowing Me, Knowing You, we’re all going to love this reimagining of the Swedish supergroup by a beautifully arranged string quartet in this romantic candlelight concert. Mamma Mia!

Tickets: from £15.00

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CANDLELIGHT CONCERTS: THE MUSIC OF ADELE

When: 26th May

Where: York Minster

Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Chasing Pavements, Hello, Easy On Me… reimagine all of Adele’s chart-topping hits in this immersive live experience in York’s majestic Minster. We think this candlelight concert will see you rediscover the ballad queen’s Love in the Dark 

Tickets: from £26.40

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WEST END MUSICALS BY CANDLELIGHT

When: 18th June

Where: Newcastle Cathedral

London Concertante are preparing to take us on a whistle-stop tour of some of the most beautiful scores in the history of the West End. Take in tracks from modern shows Hamilton and The Greatest Showman, as well as classics like Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls and West Side Story in this unforgettable candlelight concert.

Tickets: from £19.00

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