The Legend of Zelda is one of the most successful gaming franchises in recent memory, and since the release of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, its popularity has only increased. On 1 July, Candlelight will be whisking Zelda fans away to the mythical kingdom of Hyrule with the help of a solo pianist and a sea of flickering candles. As St Mary Redcliffe Church is illuminated by the warm glow of candlelight, fans of the franchise will be enchanted by spellbinding performances of the music heard in Zelda in one of Bristol’s most incredible landmarks.
Journey to the kingdom of Hyrule with Candlelight
As you first step into this spectacular venue, you’ll notice how the faint flicker of candlelight illuminates the towering pillars and colourful stained glass windows of this beautiful church. Once audiences have taken their seat, a talented pianist will be taking to the stage inside this wonderful setting that will be lit up by a sea of glimmering candles. As the first notes are played on the grand piano, you’ll be enveloped in the soul-stirring sounds and mystical melodies from the magical world of Zelda.
Not only is this Candlelight tribute to Zelda a nod to the iconic gaming franchise, but it’s also a celebration of its loyal fans that have followed the franchise for nearly 40 years. Get ready to relive the game’s iconic battles between good and evil and reminisce in the daring quests of the beloved protagonists while unwinding in one of Bristol’s most remarkable settings
The Legend of Zelda’s legacy
Since it was first released in Japan in 1986, the action-adventure franchise has won over the hearts of gamers around the world and has certainly stood the test of time. The series of games mostly follows Link, the franchise’s brave protagonist who embarks on dangerous quests through different kingdoms while fighting villains and evil spirits along the way. The game’s stunning graphics, detailed storytelling and action-packed gameplay have helped make what Zelda is today, but that’s not all. The magnificent accompanying music is iconic in its own right.
Composed by the legendary Koji Kondo, the game’s music helps summon feelings of excitement, magic and even a sense of nostalgia for the more experienced gamers among us. From the title theme’s iconic melodies to the creepy sounds heard in the dungeons, the game’s spellbinding music adds to the thrilling gaming experience and has played a vital part in Zelda’s long-lasting legacy.
Head to St Mary Redcliffe Church on 1 July and experience this unforgettable Candlelight tribute to The Legend of Zelda. Fans of the iconic gaming franchise won’t want to miss out on this one-of-a-kind concert that will be transporting audiences to the fantastical kingdom of Hyrule this summer.