Sometimes the best part of a film or tv show is its theme song and soundtrack. Do you find yourself belting out the lyrics to “Shallow” or transported to the battlefields when you hear the a famous theme song? If so, Candlelight has some very special concerts for you in Birmingham. Talented musicians and hundreds of candles are coming together to create the perfect scene reimagining iconic soundtracks and film scores produced for the screen.
These enchanting performances will be illuminating some of the city’s most spectacular spaces, including Birmingham Cathedral and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. All you have to do is find your seat, sit back, and relax!
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Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer
Cinemagoers definitely won’t want to miss out on these two special tributes to one of the greatest film composers of all time, Hans Zimmer. A talented string quartet is coming to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Birmingham Cathedral to reimagine some of the German composer’s greatest works. Relive some of your favourite moments from movies like Interstellar, Inception, and Gladiator while sitting surrounded by the warm glow of candlelight.
Candlelight invites everyone to enjoy a Christmas special at Birmingham Cathedral St Philips this December. Unwind in a candlelit setting and listen to takes on familiar melodies from Love Actually, Home Alone, and more. From “All I Want for Christmas” to “Somewhere in My Memory”, this mesmerising tribute will take all you merry souls on a festive journey through some of the season’s classics.
Whether you’re a die-hard anime fan or simply enjoy good sound storytelling, this next concert at Birmingham Cathedral is for you. Candlelight is paying tribute to one of the most notable living composers in the world, Joe Hisaishi.
Although he’s composed hundreds of works, he’s best known for his immense collaboration with Studio Ghibli, lending the music to iconic films in the likes of Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. Hisaishi’s eternal compositions develop characters and help us to become more engaged in the story’s plot. Now you’ll get to hear them in a new light, reimagined by a world class string quartet!
Whether you are a fan of action-packed films, anime series or tear-jerking pictures, the Candlelight series is bringing plenty of cinematic variety to Birmingham. With a number of Candlelight concerts to choose from, you can find a show that suits your schedule.
Why not go all out and plan a pre or post-show dinner to make the evening extra special? Invite your friends, family, or enjoy a peaceful moment to yourself at one of these spectacular Candlelight concerts.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.