Candlelight Concerts

Candlelight Concerts Bring Open Air Gigs To Greenwich

If you haven't caught one yet, Candlelight Concerts are putting on a programme of open air shows at the National Maritime Museum's leafy grounds in summer, which sound like a delightful way to while away a balmy evening...

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Across the summer months, Candlelight Concerts will put on a string of shows at Royal Museums Greenwich featuring the music of a handful of revered composers. 

As the name suggests, a throng of candles softly light up the concerts, which see musicians local to the area play music by the greats. 

The Royal Museums concerts sees the music of Hans Zimmer, Morricone and Vivaldi performed. 

Candlelight Concerts at St Peter and Paul Church

Candlelight Concerts at St Peter and Paul Church - JMulka

Oscar and Grammy-winning Hans Zimmer has scored the music for some of Hollywood's biggest films, including The Lion King, Dune, Gladiator and Dunkirk. 

Another great of the film composers, Italian Ennio Morricone made his name in Spaghetti Westerns, going on to create the music for The Good, The Bad and the Ugly, as well as Once Upon a Time in America and Days of Heaven. 

Vivaldi is a Baroque-era composer who went on to influence Bach and French concerto. 

As part of the Candlelight Concert summer programme, concerts will also be held in Brighton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Glasgow and Bristol.

Presents Hans Zimmer takes place Thursday July 14.

Presents Morricone and more takes place Thursday and Friday, August 11 and 12.

Presents Vivaldi takes place Sunday, August 14.

There are two sessions each night at 7pm and 9pm. Tickets start from £30 and available at

Also, all tickets include entry to Royal Museums Greenwich's Canaletto's Venice Revisited exhibition. 

Address: National Maritime Museum Greenwich, Romney Road, SE10 9NF


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