Edinburgh is known for its UNESCO World Heritage sites, historic attractions, and is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. With this in mind, the Candlelight series is coming to several breathtaking venues across the city.
Get ready for classical renditions of traditional words and modern-day, chart-topping hits at the historic likes of St Mary’s Cathedral, The Caves, and Nicolson Square. From melodic tributes to Ludivico Einaudi to influential film scores, there is plenty of variety in this year’s lineup.
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Candlelight Venues in Edinburgh
St Mary’s Cathedral is a Gothic Revival Vision
With a large central tower and three Gothic spires, St Mary’s Cathedral is certainly a dignified venue for Candlelight’s classical performances. The cathedral is an Edinburgh landmark and its interior is adorned with countless treasures including breathtaking murals painted by Phoebe Traquair.
The Caves welcomes more than Whisky
Every room in The Caves has a story and place in Scottish history. The Caves is a unique space forming the sub-structure of the 18th Century South Bridge. There was a time when so much whisky was stored at The Caves that it became known as “Whisky Row”. This historic venue will provide the setting for some enchanting Candlelight concerts.
Nicolson Square braves every season
Nicolson Square Edinburgh is an events venue in the heart of historic Edinburgh. Set in the City of Edinburgh’s Methodist Church buildings, the Chapel is a Category A listed building. This space is perfect for live performances such as Candlelight concerts thanks to its theatre style viewing and large balcony.
On March 30, Vivaldi’s famous violin concertos will be performed at Nicolson Square. Live through every force and twist of each of The Four Seasons and rediscover the power of the Venetian composer’s masterpiece.
Whether you are listening to orchestral takes on your favourite music surrounded by the spectacular architecture of a cathedral or the hidden Edinburgh vaults, Candlelight is an experience you will never forget.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
The Candlelight series typically takes place twice each night with two back to back 60-65 minute performances. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show.