Music gives movies a sense of rhythm—a flow. It pulls us in, makes us tense and has us feeling all the feels: the highs become more ecstatic, the lows more emotional and the drama becomes all too much. Scenes from our favourite films have been amplified by music and the fantastic, the surreal and the wonder elevated to extremes. You can relive many of these moments at Candlelight: Hans Zimmer’s Best works and experience the music of one of film history’s most prolific composers.
And not just prolific, but award-winning as well. The German film composer has two Oscars for The Lion King and Dune.
The setlist for Candlelight: Hans Zimmer’s Best Works includes songs from movies such as Inception, The Pacific, Pearl Harbor, The Dark Knight and Sherlock Holmes. Audiences will be able to relive memorable on-screen moments like the corn-field chase in Insterstallar and Zooster’s Breakout in Madagascar while Man of Steel, Wonder Woman, Gladiator and Pirates of the Caribbean all make appearances with medleys.
“A good score should have a point of view all of its own. It should transcend all that has gone before, stand on its own two feet and still serve the movie. A great soundtrack is all about communicating with the audience, but we all try to bring something extra to the movie that is not entirely evident on screen.” – Hans Zimmer
These treasured soundtracks among others will be performed by Kulios String Quartet.
The dreamy candlelit evening of Hans Zimmers Best Works takes place on Friday 4 November at St Mary’s at Holy Trinity Cathedral—one of the few timber churches in the world built in a Gothic style and made almost exclusively from native timber.
There are two performances on the night so you can go out for drinks and dinner before or after the stunning concert—just like you would if you were going out for a night at the movies.