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 drier season is upon us, there’s just a little something extra in the air that transforms nights out into unforgettable live-music experiences.
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.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts in Singapore
Best of Hans Zimmer at The Arts House
The works of the ingenious Hans Zimmer are geared up to be performed by a string quartet at this dazzling tribute to the composer. Taking place at The Arts House, the stunning tribute will take audiences on a journey through some of Hollywood’s most recognisable scores for iconic films including Wonder Woman, Inception, Interstellar and The Dark Knight. Thanks to the evening’s stellar programme and enchanting flicker of candlelight, you no longer need to take a trip to the cinema to experience the magic of the movies.
A Tribute to ABBA at The Arts House
From “The Name of the Game” to “Waterloo”, this spectacular candlelit concert will be paying homage to the some of the greatest hits by one of the most successful groups of all time. As The Arts House lights up with the flicker of candlelight, a string quartet will take to the stage to perform classical renditions of ABBA’s iconic tracks, including “Mamma Mia”, “Fernando”, “SOS”, and many more. Release your inner “dancing queen” at during this magical evening of live music.
Candlelight Orchestra: A Tribute to Joe Hisaishi
Victoria Concert Hall is providing the stunning backdrop for this captivating tribute to the brilliant Joe Hisaishi this summer. The esteemed composer has worked on countless anime films and series that are adored by millions around the world, so it’s no surprise that Candlelight is paying homage to the musical genius. Hear scores from films and series including Laputa, Spirited Away, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Neighbour Totoro and many more performed by a 17-piece orchestra while a sea of glimmering candles surrounds you.
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.
Intimate and extraordinary atmospheres will continue to be created at some of the city’s most beautiful and unique venues, including The Chamber at The Arts House, Victoria Theatre and CHIJMES Hall, among others. There are more to come so watch this space.
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!”
“Nostalgic and perfect experience.” – Magical Movie Soundtracks at The Arts House
“Truly magical and amazing. Well done team and Gabriel (pianist)!!” – Magical Movie Soundtracks at The Arts House
“Breathtaking.” – Magical Movie Soundtracks at The Arts House
“Loved the atmosphere!” – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More Ft. Ballet
“Venue and ambiance were phenomenal.” – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More Ft. Ballet
Give the gift of Candlelight
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.
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.