“Chanter sur les Balcons de Montreal” ! A special edition this Tuesday featuring members of Montreal’s Hasidic community!

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen

We as Montrealers are proud of our ability to work together through difficult times. We did it during the ice storm and we are ready to do it again. So while there are dark clouds ahead, let us gather together and conjure the spirit, endurance, and wit of our favorite son – Leonard Cohen.

On Tuesday, May 12th at 7:30pm, let us gather together again (in our safe distances), on our porches, from our windows to summon our voices in hope in a rousing collective singalong.

This week, POP Montreal & Martha Wainwright are happy to host a special edition of the series featuring members of Montreal’s Hasidic community. Like many people in Mile-End and Outremont we have been moved by the beautiful melodies being sung from our neighbours balconies. So please join us and our special guests Anshi Ekstein and David Klein to listen and sing traditional Jewish songs.

Here is an extract recorded by our production manager Jennifer Dorner.


We will be streaming the voices of our virtual choirmasters to lead the way, but please all join in with your many voices! The live stream link will be posted at 7:25 PM EST in the “Discussion” section of this page
Link here

We can assure you that there will be no duets nor physical contact between artists. The microphones will be disinfected between performances and we are taking all necessary precautionary measures to ensure safety and compliance with the sanitary protocol.

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