The Candlelight series invites audiences to immerse themselves in the emotional and dramatic influence of music created for the screen. Revisit some of your favourite movie and tv series moments at enchanting concerts paying tribute to the remarkable power of film scores and soundtracks in an atmospheric setting surrounded by hundreds of flickering candles.
This spring, Candlelight is celebrating movie, anime and video game theme songs at the historic Christ Church Cathedral and the impressive Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church. Whether you’re a film buff or Otaku, there’s something to suit everyone.
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Favourite Anime Themes at Christ Church Cathedral
Anime songs involve a lot of dedication and detail to create. They are often long, dramatic melodies composed to fully capture the essence of the story. Although often aimed at teens, anime explores interesting themes and creates worthy heroes complete with compelling moral complexities. Gripping theme songs from the likes of Tokyo Ghoul, Eros Neon Genesis Evangelion, and Dragon Ball will be recreated in the classical form at these magical performances by Candlelight.
The Best of Joe Hisaishi at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church
And if you prefer anime soundtracks created by famous Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi, then look no further. The fantastical music of Hisaishi will sound in stunning Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church. The sanctuary is adorned with beautiful stained-glass windows that depict biblical scenes. Add to that a sea of flickering candles as you listen your favourite Hisaishi tunes is an experience like no other. Expect to hear soundtracks from Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away, and more.
100 Years of Warner Bros. at Christ Church Cathedral
Attention movie buffs! The Candlelight concert series has a very special event planned for everyone that considers themselves film connoisseurs. This season you’ll get to relive your favourite film scenes by listening to classical renditions of some of the world’s most famous movie soundtracks. From The Wizard of Oz, Singin’ in the Rain, Casablanca and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to Batman, The Lord of the Rings, and Wonder Woman, the talented Listeso Quartet will perform as they’re surrounded by hundreds of twinkling candles.
Best of Video Games at Christ Church Cathedral
And lastly, if you’re feeling nostalgic and want to relive you formative years, Candlelight has an epic tribute concert planned that celebrates the incredibly complex music of video games. The soundtracks play a huge role in the whole experience, as they accompany players as they discover new worlds, set the tone of the scene and induce tension and fear. Rediscover The Legend of Zelda, The Last of Us, Super Mario Bros, Halo, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and many many more, performed live by a talented string quartet.
Hearing your favourite theme songs or film scores at an intimate Candlelight concert is an original way to reintroduce yourself to the evocative weight they carry. You might discover something new about the shows you adore or you might appreciate the music as a separate, moving piece.
The Candlelight series takes place twice each night with two back to back 60-65 minute performances. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each show.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.