Since arriving in 2020, Candlelight concerts have invited thousands of Sydneysiders to relive some of history’s greatest compositions at some of the city’s most magical locations, including The Mint, St Stephen’s Uniting Church, and the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace. But the concerts have left the New South Wales capital behind for special Candlelight editions in Canberra. And the venue is a stunner.
The James Fairfax Theatre at the National Gallery of Australia is the national capital’s first Candlelight venue. Recently refurbished, the theatre is now equipped with a quality acoustic design, high-end tiered theatre seating and stunning finishes that will be illuminated by the soft glow of the flameless candles for the event.
Get ready for an experience quite unlike any other where the music of Hans Zimmer takes centre stage, as well as, music from a few other greats of the movie world. Audiences will get to relive phenomenal scenes from some of their favourite films including the frantic cornfield chase in Interstellar, Zooster’s Breakout from Madagascar and medleys from Wonder Woman, Man of Steel and The Pirates of the Caribbean.
These concerts by Candlelight have been met by countless 5-star reviews. Guests in Sydney have said that the evenings are “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
The Candlelight series first takes place in Canberra with two back-to-back 60-65 minute performances on Saturday 24 September. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each show and no late entry is permitted. Please note that for the safety of the audience and performers, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.
It’s time for Canberra to experience music in a new light and in an intimate atmosphere thanks to Candlelight. Save your seat below.