Listening to classical music by candlelight in a beautiful setting sounds like the peaceful haven we all need.
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts in some of San Diego’s most magical locations. This concert series, known simply as “Candlelight,” invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach, in an intimate atmosphere.
After having enormous success around the world—in cities like Paris, Barcelona, and New York—the experience finally makes its way to San Diego! Buy tickets for San Diego Candlelight concerts here.
The intimate atmosphere of Candlelight concerts and the talented musicians will guarantee this will be a night to remember. With countless flickering candles illuminating each unique space, the San Diego Candlelight concerts will present a collection of classical music over the course of 65 mesmerizing minutes.
The Chapel is one of Candlelights’ stunning venues. It was once a place of worship for sailors back in the 20s’ and is now a beautifully renovated historical landmark just by Liberty Station Park. Some of the wonderful Candlelight evenings at The Chapel include Beethoven’s Best Works, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and Mozart’s Best Works. The Chapel will also host a collection of holiday specials, just in time for this magical time of the year. They include A Holiday Special: Featuring Tchaikovsky, Holiday Movie Themes ft. “Christmas Time is Here” & More, and A Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More. Doors to The Chapel events open one hour prior to the concerts.
The San Diego Museum of Natural History will be another enchanting addition to the Candlelight venue starting this January. Doors open 45 minutes prior to the concerts at the museum, during which time you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the fossil and dinosaur exhibits available! Exciting new programs will match the grandeur of this venue. The Best of Animeis a chance to step into the thrilling worlds of your favorite animes such as Evangelion and Sailormoon as well as the critically acclaimed Studio Ghibli films and new classics like Attack On Titan. A Tribute to Queen will make you relive the magic of this timeless and revolutionary band. Audiences will be treated to iconic hits such as “Under Pressure (ft. David Bowie),” “We Will Rock You,” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Another mesmerizing Candlelight venue is the legendary USS Midway. The USS Midway is an aircraft carrier named after the pivotal Battle of Midway of June 1942. Its epic history includes it being the longest-serving aircraft carrier in the 20th century! Midway was built in only 17 months and was the first in a three-ship class of large carriers that featured an armored flight deck and a powerful air group of 120 planes. Midway had a long career and in 1992 was decommissioned. It remained in storage until 2003 when it was donated to the 501(c)3 nonprofit San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum organization and opened as the USS Midway Museum in 2004. An enchanting new concert Candlelight: Featuring Tchaikovsky and More Aboard the USS Midway will bring to life some of Tchaikovsky’s the most stunning pieces by a talented string quartet.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and you won’t want to miss out.