photo by Michael Vesia

Entrez, recueillez-vous, allumez un lampion, rechauffez-vous, buvez un chocolat équitable, reposez-vous

Come inside, light a candle, warm up, have a fair trade hot chocolate, be still

Programme Nuit Blanche March 4th
Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is pleased to announce its participation as an exciting and accessible destination for this year’s Nuit Blanche à Montreal: MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE. For the third year in a row, the Cathedral will be hosting a must-see evening of music, film and history and serving free fair trade hot chocolate inside the candle-lit beauty of a historic, neo-gothic structure.

Keeping with this year’s theme celebrating the history of Montreal, attendees will be treated to an exhibit from the Montreal Bicycle Community. This exhibit will offer a glimpse of bike culture then and now, featuring Notman photographs from the past alongside present-day photo mosaics. This will be available throughout the evening along with a film from the National Film Board, “Ladies and Gentlemen, Leonard Cohen.”

This black and white film, made by Donald Brittain and Don Owen in 1965, follows the late Mr. Cohen aged thirty, on a visit to Montreal, his home town. The film will be shown with sound from 6pm to 7pm, repeating silently (with French subtitles) for the rest of the evening.

As in previous years, we are pleased to offer a range of live musical talent. Choeur Gai and Groupe Vocal Diverson, a gospel choir, will each be performing half-hour concerts alternating between 7pm and midnight and Cathedral organists will perform incredible organ music at 7:30pm and 8:30pm between performances by the choral groups. Guests will be invited to participate in the Monastic office of Compline, sung to Gregorian Chant by candlelight, for a unique and beautiful experience at 10:45pm before Soul Station Orchestra closes the evening with a jazz performance at 12:30am to 1:30 am

Rated as one of 2016’s top Nuit Blanche destinations, Christ Church Cathedral is located in the heart of downtown Montreal on Rue Saint-Catherine, near McGill Metro. The building is wheelchair and stroller accessible. We look forward to sharing another engaging evening of art and culture with you

Groupe vocal Diverson 19h, 21h, 23h15

Chœur gai 20h, 22h, midnight

Gregorian chant 22h45

Jazz 0h30 – 1h30

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