Candlelight concerts are being performed in over 100 cities around the world. They are enchanting live music performances putting a classical twist on modern-day hits and timeless compositions. This May, the Candlelight series is bringing the emotive sounds of anime theme songs to Ottawa. Let yourself be transported to the world of a television genre pushing the boundaries when it comes to storytelling.
This special tribute is taking place at Knox Church—a magnificent building featuring elements of English Gothic and Norman Church architecture. A talented string quartet will take to the stage and serenade you with classical renditions of familiar anime songs.
Whether you are a fan of anime shows and films or not, the music produced for them generally evokes strong emotional reactions and is layered using complex techniques. Anime song is a genre of music originating from Japenese pop music. Written for the anime market, this kind of music is incredibly distinctive. Increasingly growing in popularity, anime songs are known to be dramatic melodies capturing the series’ content.
You can experience this emphasis on emotion and drama at a Candlelight concert in Ottawa. Hum along to music from the likes of Tokyo Ghoul, Death Note, Attack on Titan, and many more anime fan favourites. There will even be a classical performance paying tribute to Joe Hisaishi and songs he composed for Studio Ghibli. You won’t want to miss out on this unconventional tribute to an extraordinary art form.
Not only will you be immersed in an evening dedicated to a genre steeped in heritage and magic, but you will be surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles and breathtaking architecture. Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and allows you to appreciate the music you love in a new way. Simply sit back and savour the stunning orchestral takes on anime theme songs.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”