With hit singles and albums across six decades, Sir Elton John has had a musical career unmatched by most other musicians. However, it is coming to an end but before he returns to Australia for his farewell tour, fans of the “Rocket Man” can dim the lights at St Stephen’s Uniting Church for a sensational Candlelight homage to the legendary singer-songwriter.
As candles glow, flicker and illuminate the nave and its stained glass windows, audiences will be enveloped by the sound of keys and strings for an enchanting evening of music
Sir Elton John is one of the greats. There is little one can say to argue otherwise. Having released 31 albums since 1969, he is acclaimed by critics and musicians alike, has performed duets with artists as varied as Ozzy Osbourne and Eminem, and has impacted popular music like few others. Also, his songwriting partnership with Bernie Taupin is the stuff of legend.
Sir Elton John’s farewell tour, which began in 2018, has already grossed $358.6 million across 179 shows. More than 100 concerts remain to be performed with a wrap-up date expected in 2023. It will be the end of an era when that day comes, but at least we have his music and talented individuals to perform it.
And when Candlelight fills St Stephen’s, audiences will get to reminisce and remember as songs like “Your Song”, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “I’m Still Standing” and “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word” are performed on piano and cello.
Be enveloped by hundreds of candles and fall into a trance with the music of Sir Elton John at St Stephen’s Uniting Church. There will be two performances on the evening of Saturday 16 July. Audiences can make a night of the occasion with dinner beforehand or drinks in the city post-performance.
Experience the music of Sir Elton John surrounded by candles and get ready for his farewell.