Discover Enchanting Candlelight Concerts Inspired By Legendary Soundtracks And Film Scores

Do you find yourself still humming the music days after watching a great film? It’s almost impossible not to! Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” is sacred for Titanic fans and Timon and Pumbaa’s “Hakuna Matata” plays on in our minds after just one viewing of The Lion King. The Candlelight series is paying homage to the power of iconic soundtracks and film scores with these awe-inspiring classical performances.

You can relive action-packed scenes and tear-jerking moments at intimate tributes to the likes of Hans Zimmer, Joe Hisaishi, and legendary films produced by Warner Bros. Talented musicians are coming to bring breathtaking venues, including Southwark Cathedral and Central Hall Westminster, to life guided by some of the greatest music of all time.

A stage in Southwark Cathedral is lined by candles for a Candlelight concert and the stone arches and details of the cathedral are visible in the background.
Candlelight at Southwark Cathedral

Joe Hisaishi is known for scoring all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films. His association with Studio Ghibli led him to score anime fan favorites such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle. A 20-piece orchestra is coming to Central Hall Westminster to capture the emotional depth and nostalgia in his music by performing renditions of some of his most popular works.

Candlelight Orchestra: A Tribute to Joe Hisaishi

29 April, 2023 6:30 PM

Warner Bros. has been dominating the American film industry for a century now, and it’s time to celebrate some of its greatest productions. The Candlelight series is celebrating 100 years of the famous studio’s films and tv shows with classical performances of some unforgettable soundtracks and film scores. Transport yourself to the cinematic worlds of The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, The Lord of the Rings, and more inside Southwark Cathedral.

Candlelight: 100 Years of Warner Bros.

25 May, 2023 7:00 PM

This Candlelight concert is bringing the drama of legendary films and tv series to Central Hall Westminster. Get ready to be immersed in Hans Zimmer’s notable works that have been capturing the attention of audiences for decades. Having scored over 150 films, movie fans easily recognize the music he composed for the likes of Pirates of the Caribbean, Sherlock Holmes, and The Lion King.

Candlelight: Hans Zimmer’s Best Works at Central Hall Westminster

1 April, 2023 9:00 PM

A close-up of hundreds of candles.

Candlelight concerts cover a wide range of music genres, including jazz, rock, neo-soul, hip-hop, and classical. This season, the Candlelight series is taking on all of the drama of soundtracks and film scores to bring some of your favorite on-screen moments to life. With two back-to-back performances of each concert on the night, you can find a show that suits your schedule.

Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.