Last Sunday, he and the rest of the boys in the choir participated in a concert of Mozart's Requiem at another of Montreal's historic churches, La Basilique Notre-Dame. There were several other choirs involved and l'Orchestre philharmonique du Nouveau Monde under the animated direction of Michel Brousseau. Notre Dame is a fairly extraordinary church both inside and out, as you can see from this photo.
Every year, the boys sing here, as they will again in two weeks for their annual Christmas concert. I just wanted to speak proudly of my son, which I do not do often enough, especially as he is going through his truculent adolescent period. Nevertheless, he has stuck it out with the choir for the past 8 years, and has gained a lot from the experience, musically, culturally and socially. And it was a great delight to hear the Requiem being sung richly by more than 200 voices, including his.