From the spine-chilling notes of the Jaws theme song to the nostalgic orchestral sounds of Harry Potter’s opening credits, movie soundtracks have helped define the most iconic movies of the last 100 years. Candlelight is celebrating these mesmerising scores with the help of talented musicians who will be performing some of the most recognisable melodies from film in a stunning Dublin setting.
Taking place at St Andrew’s Parish Church, these spectacular tribute concerts are paying homage to the masterminds behind some of the most iconic soundtracks in movie history. Sit back, relax and enjoy the magic of the movies in a whole new light at this unforgettable musical experience.
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100 Years of Warner Bros. at St Andrew’s Parish Church
Movie buffs are in for a treat at this Candlelight concert that’s celebrating some of the best movie soundtracks ever produced by Warner Bros. studios. Concertgoers can relive their youth while listening to classical arrangements of songs from films and series like Scooby-Doo and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factorybefore enjoying scores from sagas such as Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings. Take a night off from Netflix and experience the magic of this Candlelight concert that’s paying homage to soundtracks from unquestionably timeless films.
The Best of Zelda at St Andrew’s Parish Church
Transport yourself to the magical land of Hyrule guided by renditions of music from The Legend of Zelda. The popular action-adventure game tells the story of a legendary hero and changed the world of gaming as the first game that allowed players to live and breathe in the land of the game and have control over where they go and what they do. Candlelight is celebrating the influence and wonder of Zelda with this Candlelight concert featuring a pianist performing music from the famous franchise.
Rings & Dragons at St Andrew’s Parish Church
Fans of fantastical worlds won’t want to miss this Candlelight tribute that’s celebrating multiple record-breaking franchises this summer. The spectacular scores from Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings and its spin-off series Rings of Power are to be performed by Castle String Quartet while hundreds of candles illuminate the magnificent interior of St Andrew’s Parish Church. Relive the iconic scenes that star characters such as Gollum and Jon Snow during this magical experience that makes for a perfect evening plan for fans of all things fantasy.
The Best of Joe Hisaishi at St Andrew’s Parish Church
Having scored all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films, Joe Hisaishi is known for his lengthy association with Studio Ghibli. An expert at storytelling, his music is rich in nostalgia and emotional depth. This Candlelight tribute to Joe Hisaishi features classical renditions of some of his most famous works from films such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Princess Mononoke. Celebrate the Japanese composer, musical director, pianist, and conductor at this intimate Candlelight concert at St Andrew’s Parish Church.
No matter what type of movies you’re into, this spectacular Candlelight series is celebrating so many genres of film that you’re sure to find a concert perfect for you. Reminisce in the nostalgia of your favourite childhood movie and relive the most thrilling scenes from the big screen at these extraordinary concerts that will be illuminating Dublin’s St Andrew’s Parish Church.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.