London isn’t short of candlelight concerts in incredible venues, but those concerts are going to need quite the venue to match Southwark Cathedral. The splendid house of worship is playing host to some truly mesmerising candlelight concerts this autumn, with the greatest classical musical compositions streaming merrily to the rafters. You’ll hear the likes of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Elgar, and Mozart at these concerts, so find your tickets here and prepare to be enchanted.
Southwark Cathedral has stood since 1106, and has welcomed thousands of worshippers in that time. The magnificent cathedral is a brilliant spot for sermons and ceremonies – name another London cathedral that has its resident cat (the infamous Doorkins Magnificat) immortalised in statue form! – but the magnificent space becomes something else entirely when lit by the soft glow of candlelight, and filled with the sound of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. You can hear that no fewer than four times between now and Christmas, accompanied by other moving complimentary pieces – find your tickets here.
Each concert is unique, which means you’ll be sorely tempted to return again and again. One week, you’ll be hearing the music of Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn, and the next, it could be a night of cello sonatas. The candlelight concerts are ideal for a date night with a difference, and special occasions – such as a Christmas concert that brings together classic seasonal pieces – aren’t to be missed either. In the hustle and bustle of London, these soothing concerts are the ideal place to kick back and slow the pace…
26 Sep 2020 19:30 – 14 Nov 2020 19:30
London Bridge, SE1 9DA, London