From suspense and action, to romance and triumph, movie scores can evoke a range of emotions in people, depending on the mood and tone of the scene. This season, Candlelight invites all music lovers and cinephiles to a very special concert series paying homage to some of the most recognizable scores in movie history at some of Belfast’s most stunning venues.
The themes from “The Wizard Of Oz”, “The Lord Of The Rings”, “The Dark Knight” are only some of the soundtracks you’ll get to hear at the upcoming Candlelight concerts. To top it all, Candlelight is bringing its signature sea of candles to some of Belfast’s greatest venues, such as St Anne’s Cathedral and Ulster Museum.
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Get transported to some of the most tension-filled movie scenes through Hans Zimmer’s scores. The German composer is perhaps best known for his immense contribution to films, creating and producing the soundtracks of some of the biggest box office successes in the last few decades. Hans Zimmer’s exhilarating music blends elements of electronic music with traditional orchestral arrangements, refreshing to enjoy under the glow of candles.
And what better to hear the sounds of Inception, Interstellar and Dunkirk than at the spectacular St Anne’s Cathedral? It is a stellar venue offering great acoustics and stunning architecture, which will only elevate the music created by the German composer.
Fall under the spell of Ludovico Einaudi’s moving pieces at Ulster Museum this December. A talented pianist is set to perform Primavera, Nuvole Bianche, Le Onde, and many more of the Italian pianist’s breathtaking works. Sit back and relax as the simple yet deeply moving melodies wash over in the candlelit setting.
Candlelight: The Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks
A Candlelight concert perfect for a family evening out, the Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks includes classical renditions of songs from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and other magical on-screen hits. Relive some of your favourite moments from these light-hearted films steeped in wonder and adventure, at two incredible venues in the city, Belfast Castle and Titanic Belfast.
Something truly special is coming to illuminate both Titanic Belfast and Belfast Castle this December. If you’re looking for a unique way to mark the holiday season this December, then look no further than this enchanting Candlelight concert inspired by Christmas movie classics like Love Actually and Home Alone. With classical takes on “Jingle Bells”, “Last Christmas”, and more, all you’ll want for Christmas is this captivating concert spreading holiday cheer.
Candlelight has charmed audiences around the world and has come to illuminate Belfast’s greatest venues in a series of movie soundtracks. Performed live by first-rate musicians, you’ll get to relive your favorite moments of film, that an addition to setting the tone and enhancing the emotional impact of a film, can also be stand-alone works of art.
These scores have achieved commercial success and critical acclaim in their own right, and paired with the flicker of a sea of candles make for an astonishing evening you won’t forget any time soon.