The Candlelight series offers an incredible opportunity to listen to your favourite music in a new light and at an impressive venue. From tributes to the likes of Joe Hisaishi and ABBA to concerts honouring magical movie soundtracks, there’s a Candlelight concert in Singapore for every kind of music lover. Try something new this season, and embrace the power of candlelit performances.
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 Houseand the historic CHIJMES Hall, among others. There are more to come so watch this space.
And why not give the gift of experience this year for a special birthday or other special occasion? A Candlelight gift card is the perfect present for a family member, close friend, or significant other.
Featured Candlelight Concerts in Singapore
Candlelight is bringing a sensational tribute to CHIJMES, 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 season, listen to “Clocks”, “Fix You”, “Paradise”, “A Sky Full of Stars” and more performed by solo pianist Sueli Tang at this utterly enchanting tribute to the iconic band.
If you’re a real otaku at heart, this next tribute is for you. This season, you’ll be able to hear sensational classical takes on popular anime soundtracks performed by Gabriel Hoe. The 30-year old pianist (or People Musician as he likes to refer to himself) will give his take on nostalgic pieces of music that bring forth cherished memories from our childhoods.
Think of the anime television series Demon Slayer, or the Studio Ghibli classics like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Laputa: Castle In The Sky. The concert takes place at the charming CHIJMES Hall and you won’t want to miss it.
You can catch some of the most magical soundtracks being brought to life in Singapore with this family-friendly performance. Take a memorable journey inspired by classic films, from music heard in The Little Mermaid and Enchanted to The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast, and many more. The iconic music 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.