Trendy candlelight concerts, including a Taylor Swift-themed one, set for Oshawa


Published July 4, 2024 at 1:32 pm

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Three candlelight concerts are coming to Oshawa this summer - Photo from Fever

Three unique concerts featuring performances by local musicians illuminated by thousands of candles are set to take place in Oshawa this summer. 

The Candlelight Concert Series, a series of concerts played worldwide, is returning to Oshawa in August with three shows, one of which will feature the music of the superbly popular Taylor Swift. 

According to a news release from entertainment platform Fever, two concerts–one celebrating Swift and the other Vivaldi’s Four Seasons–are slated to take place in St George’s Anglican Church (51 Centre St. S.) on Aug. 24. 

A third “mystery” concert celebrating live classical music is also in the works for Oshawa. Although no details (including time or place) have been announced, a waitlist is open for those interested in learning more. 

“Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Oshawa,” Fever said on the event website.

The Swift-themed show will begin at 9:15 p.m., and the tentative setlist includes hits such as Love Story, Blank Space, Anti-Hero, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Cruel Summer, Shake it Off and others. 

Candlelight concert in UK, courtesy of Fever

The general admission show will run for 60 minutes, with doors opening 45 minutes before the concert. Latecomers will not be permitted to enter. Guests must be eight years of age or older to attend. 

Listeso String Quartet will perform the concert, as well as the Four Seasons show. That show will also be held in the church on Aug. 24 and kick off at 7 p.m. 

The tentative program includes The Four Seasons, violin concerto in G minor, Op. 8 No. 1 RV 269: “Spring” – Vivaldi, The Four Seasons, violin concerto in G minor, Op. 8 No. 2 RV 315: “Summer” – Vivaldi, Thaïs: Méditation – Jules Massenet and more. 

Tickets range in price from $27 to $50 and are based on zones. 

Candlelight Concerts have become a popular pastime for music lovers around the globe, having taken place in more than 100 cities, including Madrid, Lisbon, London, Sydney, Montreal, Toronto and other major municipalities. 

Fever says the programs invite a broader audience that might have never considered a classical music concert before to connect with the most iconic pieces of the greatest composers and listen to the top hits of well-known artists in a different way.

Candlelight Concerts was initially conceived as a classical music series with concerts featuring works from the greatest composers, such as Vivaldi, Mozart, and Chopin. Now, the growing list of programs includes a wide variety of themes and genres, including tributes to contemporary artists like Queen, ABBA, Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran, as well as shows dedicated to K-Pop, movie soundtracks and others.

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With files from Glenn Hendry

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