There is something special about watching a concert by candlelight, especially in an atmospheric church. The music and the warm glow from the flickering lights can transport you to another place and turn a performance into a multi-sensory experience.

Such concerts have long been a feature of Harrogate Music Festival and Apollo5 will tap into this tradition when the group performs in the stunning St Wilfrid’s Church on Thursday 11 July.

This award-winning vocal ensemble, praised by the likes of BBC Radio 3, Classic FM and Gramophone Magazine, is renowned for its dynamic vocals. A critically acclaimed a cappella five-piece, comprising two tenors, a bass, a soprano and a mezzo-soprano, Apollo5 has built up a loyal following seduced by their unique sound and ability to cross musical genres.

The British group’s impressive repertoire includes renaissance, classical and contemporary choral works, as well as folk, jazz and pop – using just five voices to bring centuries worth of music to life.

During a 14-year career, Apollo5 – which takes its name from the ancient Greek god of music – has toured across Europe, the United States and Asia and played in some of the UK’s most iconic venues including the Barbican Centre, the Royal Albert Hall and Wembley Arena.

When they come to Harrogate next month, the group will be performing from their album, Invocation, which was born from the group’s desire to share fragments of their life stories with the audience.