Have you ever thought about escaping from your everyday life for about an hour and transporting yourself to a magical world of music in one of Canberra’s most stunning locations? After taking the world by storm, Candlelight is bringing its signature sea of candles to Canberra with a series of tribute concerts at the historic All Saints Anglican Church.
You can expect to hear tributes to Hans Zimmer, known for his work in The Lion King and Inception, or Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, whose work was featured in My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away. However, if film soundtracks aren’t what does it for you, Candlelight is also paying homage to legendary bands Queen and Coldplay, performed by first-rate musicians. There are plenty of options to choose from, so grab a mate or a date, and let the power of music sweep you away.
The Historic All Saints Anglican Church
All Saints Anglican Chapel has a curious and remarkable history. The building was first constructed in the Gothic Revival style with sandstone to be used as a mortuary railway station. However, in the 1950s it was relocated and adapted for reuse as a place of worship in suburban Ainslie. The church building was moved stone by stone, which in itself made for an ambitious feat. It features intricate stone carvings, a steep gabled roof and beautiful stained-glass windows that make for the perfect backdrop to intimate concerts under candlelight.
Candlelight at All Saints Anglican Church
All Saints Anglican Church provides the most spectacular scenery to the beautiful sounds of classical and pop rock, especially with its high arches and wooden beams in the church’s nave. It is a prime venue for special events, but none have been draped in stunning candlelight quite like this before.
You can catch a tribute to British pop rock band, Coldplay, playing songs like “Paradise”, “Clocks” and “Fix You”, or rock to the music of Queen and hear some of the band’s most iconic bangers, including “Radio Gaga” and “Killer Queen”.
If you’re a movie buff, get ready to relive some of the most iconic moments in film through the upcoming Candlelight soundtracks tributes. Hear the magical and fanciful music of Joe Hisaishi and get transported to some of the most tension-filled movie scenes through Hans Zimmer’s scores.
Candlelight has proven to be an unforgettable and unique experience for guests, having received countless 5-star reviews. The combination of the beautifully moving melodies played by a string quartet with the heavenly atmosphere of All Saints Anglican Church will truly make for a night to remember.