Something wicked this way comes to Brisbane this October when Candlelight takes over St John’s Cathedral for spine-tingling Halloween specials.
Forget the tricks because it’ll be time to treat yourself to a night of frightfully spectacular music as candles flicker, shadows linger, and musicians makes their instruments screech, scratch and scream melodically through the night.
As audiences look upon the brilliantly lit stage at St John’s Cathedral, a piano duo featuring Daniel Le will perform selections from some of Tim Burton’s darkest, moodiest and unnerving films. From Coraline to Corpse Bride, Alice in Wonderland to A Nightmare Before Christmas, and Edward Scissorhands, as well as Beetlejuice, this haunting Halloween special will summon button-eyed dolls, bio-exorcists and scissor-wielding protagonists. Audiences will be clutching onto the edge of their seats (and praying for the music to never stop).
Candlelight Strings return to the stage at St John’s Cathedral for a performance that includes classical compositions such as Saint Saens “Danse Macabre”, Bach’s “Toccata” in D Minor, Dukas’ “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and Berlioz’s “Witches’ Sabbath”. Contemporary Halloween classics also make it onto the setlist with tracks like “Thriller”, “This is Halloween” and “The Time Warp” which are joined by tracks and theme songs from Donnie Darko, Sweeney Todd, Scary Movie and The Addams Family.
A sea of candles will light up St John’s Cathedral but their flickering glow will dance with the shadows to add an unearthly dimension to the evening. Treat yourself to a night of ghoulish sounds and then head out into the night if you dare.
Please note that the images used are from previous Candlelight performances.