Candlelight has been lighting up Geelong’s Botanic Gardens with enchanting concerts featuring the sublime sounds of classical greats. Past concerts have paid tribute to Mozart and Vivaldi as well as to the wonder and magic of famous film scores created by Hans Zimmer, John Williams and more.
Sci-Fi and Fantasy return to the gardens in March and you will once again get to relive phenomenal scenes from some of your favourite movies including E.T, Harry Potter and Star Wars. There’ll also be renditions of the music from the frantic cornfield chase in Interstellar, the final scene of Donnie Darko and a number of popular theme songs of series we’ve been h0oked on—Doctor Who, Westworld and Game of Thrones.
Good rhythm, catchy melodies and memorable lyrics are just some of the qualities of a pop song. And Candlelight will be reimagining some of your favourites for some special concerts basking in the soft glow of hundreds of candles.
First up will be a tribute to ABBA where classic songs like “Dancing Queen”, “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” and “Mama Mia” will be performed by the super-talented Eclective Strings quartet. From the stage, the chart-topping singles will soar through the air and bring back memories of the awesome-foursome.
In April, though, it’s time to turn to “the 1” and Taylor Swift. Tay Tay’s hit songs and catchy tunes, from “Shake It Off” to “All Too Well” and “Wildest Dream” will be performed by Invictus Quartet for what’s sure to make Swifties ecstatic. The singer-songwriter won’t be in attendance, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sing along to every word.
“Don’t Stop Me Now” because Candlelight will rock you with this tribute to Queen, the greatest British band of all time. Eclective Strings returns to the fore for renditions of songs that have become staples in our lives like “We Are The Champions”, “I Want To Break Free” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”. There’ll be no other choice than to sit back, relax and soak up the dreamy atmosphere formed by flickering candles and these timeless rock songs performed on strings.
The Candlelight series takes place in Geelong inside a venue at the botanic gardens with two back-to-back 60-65 minute performances each night. 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 Geelong to experience music in a new light and in an intimate atmosphere thanks to Candlelight. Save your seat below.