With its sea of candles, exceptionally-talented musicians and wide-ranging selection of concerts, Candlelight enchants and enthralls audiences all year round. But as Singapore’s wet season is upon us, there’s just a little something extra in the air that transforms nights out into unforgettable live-music experiences. From Hans Zimmer’s and Joe Hisaishi’s famous film scores to David Bowie’s catchy hits, there is a Candlelight concert for every kind of music lover.
Intimate and extraordinary atmospheres will continue to be created at some of the city’s most beautiful and unique venues, including a multi-disciplinary arts venue, The Chamber at The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and the historic CHIJMES Hall, among others. There are more to come so watch this space.
Featured Candlelight Concerts in Singapore
Candlelight is bringing a sensational tribute to The Arts House, that is all about celebrating the band’s contribution to alternative and pop rock. Since the release of their first album Parachutes, the band has consistently topped charts with their emotive melodies and uplifting lyrics. This December, listen to “Clocks”, “Speed of Sound”, “Paradise”, “A Sky Full of Stars” and more performed by solo pianist Sueli Tang at this utterly enchanting tribute to the iconic band.
Although Joe Hisaishi has composed countless pieces, he is well known for his association with Studio Ghibli. Having written music for all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films, the Japanese composer has certainly left his mark on the world of anime. Reenter the fantastical worlds of Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Spirited Away, and more thanks to Candlelight.
If you’re a devoted cinephile, you probably know the German composer for his remarkable contribution to music in film. Hans Zimmer has scored more than 500 projects across all mediums, is a multiple Academy Award and Grammy winner. He stands out for his unique blend of electronic sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements.
You can catch some of his best work, including themes from Inception, The Lion King, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, and many more. The iconic scores will be performed live by a talented string quartet, as they’re surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Singapore
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 Singapore’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.
A recurring question 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 Singapore. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Such a joyous feast for all senses!” – Candlelight x Van Gogh Immersive: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
“It was amazing. My daughter and I had a wonderful time and wld definitely be back :)!!” – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More Ft. Ballet
“1st time here. Very nice & relaxing ambience. Individual music are beautifully piece together creating a very seamless flow by Gabriel Hoe🥰 hubby & I really enjoyed… A good quality 1 hour to keep ourselves away from our hectic life. Thank you.” – A Tribute to Mayday 五月天
“Was really entertaining and the performer really tried to connect with the audience , would go again 😊” – Taylor Swift’s Best Hits
“It was an amazing night with music that brought back childhood memories. ❤ Thank you for such a wonderful experience!” – Magical Movie Soundtracks
The Candlelight gift card is the gift of a candlelit, live-music experience. They’re immensely popular and capable of captivating all thanks a broad range of genres. 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 near future.
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.
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 the most.
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.