Grosse Île: Une histoire chorale combines history and heart

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Photo: Sarah Barclay

The twelve cast members of Grosse Île stand in front of the Dal Segno choir, accompanied by a pianist, flautist and guitarist, with conductor Guillaume St-Gelais in front of the stage at bottom right.

The Palais Montcalm lobby was bright with anticipatory smiles as spectators mingled, switching between French and English. In more than one way, it was Grosse Île that brought everyone together to hear the immigrants’ story sung in a choral concert that had been a long time in coming.