Do you find yourself humming the theme song of a film while leaving the theatre or belting out the lyrics of “Let It Go” at times? If so, these Candlelight concerts honouring some of the greatest movies and tv series of all time with performances featuring iconic soundtracks and film scores are for you. From famous the likes of The Lion King to The Hobbit, Candlelight will be taking Auckland audiences on musical journeys to their favourite fictional worlds.
The power of film scores and soundtracks is being explored at spectacular venues, including Skycity Theatre and St Mary’s in Holy Trinity Church. The music will travel softly and wash over you surrounded by striking architecture and the glow of candles.
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Rings & Dragons at St Mary’s in Holy Trinity Church
If you’re familiar with the phrases “winter is coming” and “not all those who wander are lost”, you won’t want to miss out on this Candlelight tribute to fantastical tv series and shows. Revisit the emotional whirlwind of House of the Dragons and the action-packed scenes of Game of Thrones as awe-inspiring renditions of music from The Lord of the Rings and more are performed at an intimate concert in Auckland.
Best of Joe Hisaishi and More at Skycity Theatre
Anime fans will be more than familiar with Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi’s moving works. Having composed music for all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films, Hisaishi is known for his long-time association with Studio Ghibli. Prepare to be moved by mesmerising performances of some of his most popular works surrounded by the glow of hundreds of candles. The setlist includes soothing renditions of melodies from the likes of Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke.
100 Years of Warner Bros. at St Mary’s
The Candlelight series is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. this season with a spectacular Candlelight concert taking place at St Mary’s in Holy Trinity Church. Transport yourself to some of the most memorable cinematic worlds guided by the likes of music from Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The talented string quartet, Kulios, will take to the candlelit stage to dazzle you with classical renditions of unforgettable tracks.
Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks at St. Luke’s
The rhythms you replay in your mind when you think of magical films such as Frozen, Cinderella, and The Lion King are being brought to life at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church. “Let It Go”, “Be Our Guest”, “Under the Sea”, music from The Mandalorian, and more is being reimagined by Real Entertainment String Quartet this June. This enchanting Candlelight concert makes for the perfect family evening out.
The spectacular atmosphere created by hundreds of candles and an impressive venue somehow brings the magic of legendary films and tv series to life in a new and unexpected way. Immerse yourself in an evening of cinema and music at one of these unique Candlelight performances in Auckland.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.