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There’s a series of intimate candlelit concerts coming to Victoria in August

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You won’t want to miss this one, Victoria!

Bask in the glow of classical, pop, and rock music next to the warmth of candlelight. 

This August, Fever is presenting a lineup of five unique shows in Victoria — each of the special performances will be dedicated to specific artists or composers like Vivaldi, Queen, and Taylor Swift.

The venue will depend on each show being offered, but each has been hand-selected for its beauty and ambience to ensure each audience has a magical experience.

(Fever / Facebook)

Ticket price will also depend on the show, but they’re within the $50 to $65 range depending on the zone you choose — Zone A offers “premium visibility” and Zone B offers “great visibility.” The seats within your zone are first-come-first serve.

These shows are family friendly, however, guests must be over 8-years-old to attend.

Here’s the full lineup:

The Best of Hans Zimmer

Experience the music of genius composer Hans Zimmer and breathe in the fresh air while you sit next to the remarkable Craigdarroch Castle aglow by a sea of candles.

Performances by the Listeso String Quartet will include Hans Zimmer songs such as Time from Inception, This Land from The Lion King, Supermarine from Dunkirk, and more.

  • Where: 1050 Joan Crescent, South Lawn
  • When: Friday, August 4th at 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

A Tribute to Taylor Swift

The Fort Common, a stunning brick carriage courtyard, will come to life as the Listeso String Quartet ring out your favourite Taylor Swift songs by the magic of candlelight.

Numbers will include Love Story, Cardigan, Blank Space, Enchanted, and more.

  • Where: 1017 Blanshard Street
  • When:
    • Tuesday, August 8th at 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 9th at 9:30 p.m. (the earlier show is sold out)

Candlelight Romantic Jazz Special

Nothing is more romantic than candlelit jazz, and this is your chance to experience a special combination of multiple jazz artists like Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong — played for you by a talented jazz quartet.

Members of the quartet include Malcolm Aiken on trumpet, Nicke Peck on piano, Jeff Gammon on bass, and Hans Verhoeven on drums.

  • Where: Fort Common, 1017 Blanshard Street
  • When: Thursday, August 10th at 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
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A Tribute to Queen and More

Sensational hits by Queen and other magnificent musicians by the glowing Craigdarroch Castle.

Performed for you by the Listeso String Quartet, you’ll hear songs Don’t Stop Me Now, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Love of My Life, and more. 

  • Where: 1050 Joan Crescent, South Lawn
  • When: Saturday, August 19th at 6:45 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons & More

Join the wonderful Listeso String Quartet for their last show as they take you on an unforgettable journey through each of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons — Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer.

There will even be bonus performances bringing you the music by Jules Massenet and Astor Piazzolla.

  • Where: 1017 Blanshard Street
  • When: 
    • Wednesday, August 23rd at 9:30 p.m. (earlier show sold out)
    • Thursday, August 24th at 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Be sure to get your tickets before they’re gone — many of the performances are selling out quickly!

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