This year, Leeds is being treated to a selection of Candlelight concerts that promise a spellbinding evening with live music in an atmospheric venue. If you’re looking to forget the world for a while, listen to some moving melodies and soak up the soft glow of candlelight, then these mesmerising concerts will be right up your street.
The 900-year old Wakefield Cathedral, the Gothic Revival-style Leeds Minster and the progressive Left Bank are some of the city’s magnificent venues that are setting the scene for this series of enchanting concerts by Candlelight. All you need to do is take your seat in one of Leeds’ architectural gems and prepare to be transported by the soothing sound of classical compositions, reimagined pop hits or movie soundtracks.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts
Rings and Dragons at Leeds Minster
If you grew up watching The Lord of the Rings, you probably know that their soundtracks are not simply stunning works of art, but also an indelible part of who we are. This summer, Candlelight celebrates the amazing work of composers Howard Shore, Bear McCreary and Ramin Djawadi for their contribution to cinema and TV for The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones franchises.
You’ll be transported to the Wall, as you listen to the melancholic and downhearted melodies of Jon Snow’s Theme. You’ll be reminded of the destruction of Thorin Oakenshield’s home and his willingness to get it back from Smaug the dragon, as you hear The Misty Mountains Cold. When the trumpets and cymbals of The Caverns of Isengard sound across Leeds Minster, you can’t help but wince as you’re reminded of Saruman’s rise to power.
The Best of Zelda at Left Bank
Prepare for something entirely different thanks to a Candlelight tribute to the Japanese action-adventure game franchise, The Legend of Zelda. A pianist is taking to the candlelit stage this summer to recreate some of the memorable music from the game series. With performances of “Links Awakening”, “Majora’s Mask”, and more, you can relive every moment at this intimate concert at Left Bank.
A Tribute to Daft Punk at Leeds Minster
The French electronic music duo’s music is receiving the Candlelight treatment at Leeds Minster. String Infusion, a talented string quartet, will be putting a classical twist on some of their greatest hits, including “One More Time”, “Digital Love”, “Get Lucky”, “Lose Yourself”, and many more. This spectacular performance will take you on a musical journey through Daft Punk’s impressive back catalogue.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Leeds
Candlelight concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”
“One word- incredible!” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“Amazing experience. So vibey.” – A Tribute to Taylor Swift
“One of the most beautiful memorable experiences in my life❤️✨” – Hans Zimmer’s Best Works
“Honestly an amazing experience!” – Hans Zimmer’s Best Works
“Excellent acoustics, excellent musicianship.” – A Tribute to Ludovico Einaudi
“Really elegant and sounded amazing.” – A Tribute to Ludovico Einaudi
Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and you won’t want to miss out. Simply sit back and savour the stunning classical takes on modern-day hits and the music of yesteryear.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.