Harry Potter In Concert
As you may well be aware from previous posts, we are huge Harry Potter fans and when we saw an advert in the Evening Standard for an upcoming event called Harry Potter in Concert, I was so excited. Weirdly, this was something I had been googling for a while upon hearing that they had already hosted the concert in the US. One day, whilst on the tube in London, I picked up the the Evening Standard and BOOM, there was an advert for Harry Potter in Concert!! Of course, we booked tickets! If you aren’t sure what Harry Potter in Concert is, it consists of a live orchestra playing ALL the music from the film whilst you watch the movie on the big screen. Now, y’all Harry Pottheads will know, the music in the first film (Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone) is THE BEST EVER and was composed by the legendary John Williams. His works include some of the most recognisable scores such as Jaws, Indiana Jones, ET, Star wars, Jurassic Park and the first three Harry Potter films. A-maze-ing!
Tickets were on sale a year before the show and so we had to wait a painful long year to see it. When it finally came we were so so so excited.
The concert was hosted in the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington – never actually been. We arrived fairly early so decided to head upstairs to their restaurant where we grabbed a delicious pizza and coke. When the doors were open we joined a long queue into the venue.
We were shown to our seats (we managed to get third row from the front!) where we waited and watched people arrive. The orchestra were just in front of us, with a large cinema screen behind them. (HUGE)
Once the hall was filled, the conductor appeared on stage, welcomed every one, and encouraged everybody to cheer along to their favourite characters or scenes in the movies.
I cannot begin to explain how overwhelming it was to hear the score of Harry Potter played by an orchestra live. There are no words! It was truly magical to say the least. (excuse the pun)
As we watched the movie, people were cheering (and booing) along to their favourite characters which made the experience so much more fun! I swear one person actually cheered for Voldemort. lol
The orchestra was absolutely fantastic and it was so wonderful not only watching the film in the Royal Albert Hall, but listening to the accompanying music live.
Overall, listening to one of our favourite film score through a live orchestra was a truly unforgettable experience and one we cannot wait to relive again. Fortunately for us, they are returning with all 8 movies! Hella yeh!
I highly, highly recommend attending this event! It’s incredible!!!!
For more information on how you can purchase tickets, please click the link below:
Or check out the concerts official website to find out where and when the concerts are on.