With its sea of candles, exceptionally-talented musicians and wide-ranging selection of concerts, Candlelight concerts in Auckland enchant and enthrall audiences all year round. Whether on your own, with a mate, a group of friends, or a special someone, there’s a performance to entertain everybody.
Intimate and extraordinary atmospheres continue to be created at some of Auckland’s most beautiful and unique venues including Presbyterian Church St. Luke’s, St Mary’s in Holy Trinity Church, and WETA Workshop Unleashed. Experience the magic of live music under the gentle glow of Candlelight in stunning settings across the city.
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Featured Candlelight Concerts
Candlelight Soundtracks: Rings & Dragons
Fans of hit tv series, including Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, won’t want to miss this mesmerizing concert coming to illuminate St Mary’s in Holy Trinity Church. Kulios string quartet will be putting a classical twist on iconic music from the likes of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Each note will jolt you back to the fictional realities depicted in these fantastical worlds while you sit surrounded by the glow of hundreds of flickering candles.
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More ft. Ballet at Holy Trinity Cathedral
Holy Trinity Cathedral is set to host an enchanting Candlelight concert featuring Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. A talented string quartet will take to the stage to recreate the melodic rises and falls of the Russian composer’s compositions. As if that isn’t awe-inspiring enough, ballerinas will also be performing under the glow of candlelight.
All Upcoming Candlelight Concerts in Auckland
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 Auckland’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 Auckland. Guests have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Delightful! Loved the upper level seating which really enhanced the view and the sound!”– Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More ft. Ballet
“My daughter and I really enjoyed the evening. The candles gave a wonderful soft glow to the beautiful music and gorgeous ballerinas.” – Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake & More ft. Ballet
“Fantastic atmosphere and acoustics, beautiful music and excellent musicians.” – Vivaldi Four Seasons
“Absolutely beautiful…Such talent playing in a romantically warm setting….absolutely beautiful.” – Vivaldi Four Seasons
“It’s my second time attending a Candelight Concert event and it never disappoints!” – the Best of Taylor Swift
Give the Gift of Candlelight
The Candlelight gift card is the gift of a candlelit, live-music experience. They’re immensely popular and are capable of captivating all thanks to the broad range of genres that Candlelight celebrates. Whether the gift card is for a mate, a date, or for the family, they’ll be sure to find a magical concert that suits them.
Typically, there are two Candlelight concerts in Auckland 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.
Please note: For the safety of performers and the audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.