Magnificent venues across Birmingham are lighting up with the magic of Candlelight this spring. By combining breathtaking live music performances with the warm glow of hundreds of candles, these Candlelight concerts are truly something special.
St Phillip’s Cathedral, St Paul’s Church and The Birmingham Botanical Gardens are hosting this series of enchanting Candlelight concerts that aren’t to be missed. With sensational tributes to classical composers as well as contemporary pop divas and rock legends, there’s a Candlelight concert for everyone to enjoy.
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St Phillip’s Cathedral: A Stunning Birmingham Landmark
The church of St Philip is the oldest building in Birmingham still used for its original purpose. The cathedral was originally built in 1715 for the growing population of the town. An example of English Baroque architecture, St Phillip’s Cathedral is to provide the setting for a series of Candlelight concerts. Enjoy an evening lit by candlelight in a unique place adorned with stunning stained glass windows and historical charm.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens: Candlelight in a Glasshouse
Birmingham’s own Eden is made up of four stunning glasshouses, a playground, tearoom and Japanese Gardens. All of these attractions are surrounded by some of the most beautiful gardens in the UK. Nowadays, Birmingham Botanical Gardens are highly sought after venues for social functions, flower shows, music and drama festivals, weddings, and political meetings. This year, the Candlelight series is coming to amaze audiences on the same soil as the regal lily and handkerchief tree.
St Paul’s Church: An Architectural Gem in the Jewellery Quarter
Candlelight concerts are coming to St Paul’s Church—an iconic church nestled in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. This Grade I listed church provides a spectacular setting for memorable musical performances with its Neoclassical architectural style and impressive tower. Located in a Georgian square, there are plenty of restaurants nearby for a pre or post-show dinner.
With the help of Candlelight, intimate and extraordinary atmospheres have been created at some of Birmingham’s most spectacular and unique venues. The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”