Something wicked this way comes: Halloween Candlelight concerts, dedicated to spooky season. This October Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions and Candlelight: Halloween Film Scores and Classics will be illuminating the hallowed St. George’s Hall and we’re frightfully excited.
On the night of October 29 will be the Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions where a talented pianist and violinist will play modern Halloween tunes, such as Michael Jackson’s Thriller and Ghostbusters Theme, alongside sinister-sounding classical numbers such as Danse Macabre by Saint Saëns and Funeral March by Chopin. A selection of eerily familiar theme tunes will also be on the agenda, so listen out for the likes of Wicked and Psycho.
Then, on October 31 we will be plunged into the world of film with the musical stylings of a sonorous string quartet. Candlelight: Halloween Film Scores and Classics invites us to a spectral soiree, with goosebump-inducing tracks from films such as Jaws (those two ominous notes are enough to send shivers down any spine), Beetlejuice (you’ll instantly be picturing striped suits and vomit-green hair), Stranger Things (who can say that hasn’t been on a loop in your head this past year) and, the heartfelt classic, Edward Scissorhands.
To increase the fear factor, the concerts will be held by candlelight in a centuries-old Neoclassical building. While St George’s Hall is stunning, we’re glad the circle of candles will summon a string quartet rather than a ghostly spirit… The show will last a hair-raising 65 minutes after which, you can head out into the dark evening. Get your tickets for a ghoulishly glorious night of cinematic scores or wickedly wonderful evening of iconic compositions now, if you dare.