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 Game of Thrones 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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A Tribute to Ludovico Einaudi
The Intouchables, Nomadland, and The Father are some of the critically acclaimed films you may have heard Einaudi’s familiar melodies in. This spring, the award-winning composer’s introspective works are being recreated by a talented pianist at an unforgettable performance in Birmingham. The setlist includes pieces such as Primavera, Nuvole Bianche, Le Onde, I Giorni, and many more masterpieces composed by the legendary Italian pianist.
Candlelight Open Air: Hans Zimmer’s Best Works
If you’re not already familiar with Hans Zimmer, you have definitely heard some of his most famous compositions. From the adventurous spirit of his music in Pirates of the Caribbean to “Discombobulate” in Sherlock Holmes, the multi-award winning German composer has revolutionised approaches to film scoring.
The Candlelight series invites everyone to experience Hans Zimmer’s music like never before at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, and to unwind in an intimate setting surrounded by the glow of hundreds of candles.
Candlelight: Rings & Dragons at Birmingham Cathedral
Fans of bingeworthy tv series, including Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon, won’t want to miss this spectacular Candlelight concert coming to illuminate Birmingham Cathedral. The Artume Quartet will be putting a classical twist on iconic music from the likes of Rings of Power and The Lord of the Rings. Each note will jolt you back to the fictional realities depicted in these fantastical worlds while you sit surrounded by the historic cathedral’s striking architecture.
Candlelight Open Air: A Tribute to Joe Hisaishi
A talented string quartet will be performing beautiful renditions of Joe Hisaishi’s popular works. You can expect to hear all the favourites from the much-loved Japanese films, including Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and many more. Once the musicians begin to play you will be plunged into the animated world of the Studio Ghibli films; a fantastical place where you might encounter anything.
100 Years of Warner Bros. at Birmingham Cathedral
Candlelight is helping Warner Bros. celebrate its 100th anniversary at Birmingham Cathedral this year with a special concert paying homage to fan-favourite films and tv series. Relive unforgettable moments from movies such as The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, and many more while listening to orchestral takes on epic soundtracks. Immerse yourself in musical masterpieces produced for Warner Bros.—one of Hollywood’s top studios.
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.