Spooky delights await at Halloween Candlelight Concert
By Emma Marshall, Staff Writer
This Halloween season, get ready to immerse yourself in a multi-sensory experience like no other.
Fever, the leading global entertainment discovery platform, is expanding its portfolio for the Candlelight concert series in Calgary, and they are inviting locals to embrace the enchantment of the season through multiple unique Halloween concerts on Oct. 28.
In the heart of Calgary, the Grace Presbyterian Church is being transformed into a hauntingly beautiful setting for these events, brought to life by the soft, flickering glow of thousands of candles.
“The experience is lived in venues that are noted for their historic nature or unique character to the city,” said Eloisa Marenco Alvarez, communications specialist at Fever. “Our production team studies each venue in detail in order to decorate the environment in the best possible way. Candles are carefully placed to create the warm atmosphere that characterizes Candlelight Concerts and, particularly for Halloween, candles are complemented with the typical Halloween decorations to give it a special look and feel.”
This year, they have taken inspiration from the soundtracks of many classic Halloween favourites, including Ghostbusters, Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, and The Exorcist. Whether you are a fan of the macabre, or simply looking to embrace the spirit of Halloween, these concerts promise an unforgettable experience for viewers of all ages.
However, Candlelight Concerts are about more than just the music. They are a part of the original music series by Fever with the goal of making classical music more accessible to audiences all over the world by creating candlelit performances in various historic locations.
“With the musicians speaking directly to guests, the connection with the artists and the music is much stronger,” said Alvarez. “We are always hiring talented local musicians who align with our belief that classical music can reach a diverse audience and demonstrate this by performing compositions for all tastes.”
What began as a series focused on featuring classical works has now grown to encompass a wide variety of themes and genres. Some of their notable works include tributes to modern artists like Queen, ABBA, and Coldplay, as well as certain shows being dedicated to movie soundtracks. Since the creation of Fever in 2014, they have continuously evolved this candlelit experience to include ballet dancers, aerial performers, and jazz elements to keep the audience on their toes.
The curation team at Fever works tirelessly to select the best soundtracks and themes for each show. They also dedicate time to creating specialty programs for different holidays, such as the Halloween feature, but also a Christmas special that tickets are already on sale for.
To check out the full range of shows and to purchase tickets, check out the Fever website, and get ready for an enchanting evening of haunting melodies in the glow of thousands of candles.