THE ORCHESTRA

L’OAM, short for L’Orchestre d’Anime de Montreal, is a Montreal-based mixed ensemble recently founded by Melissa Tardif. Since her humble beginnings arranging music for the choir in the Otakuthon closing ceremonies three years ago, Melissa has gone on to arrange the music for the 2018 opening ceremony’s hit performance of Tank! from Cowboy Bebop. The positive reception of the act and the general lack of musical ensembles that cater to the Montreal anime community inspired her to create this budding organization. L’OAM had its debut performance at Otakuthon in 2019, performing for a full house of over 2000 people!

Featuring a rock band, chamber orchestra, and vocalists, L’OAM specializes in anime music featuring your favorite OPs, EDs, and general OSTs from a variety of genres.

Also, we cosplay.