Watch Martha Wainwright and Montrealers Sing Leonard Cohen from Their Balconies
Wainwright also led the virtual crowd through Richard Desjardins's "Le cœur est un oiseau"
Published Mar 23, 2020To help boost spirits while millions across the globe self-isolate to combat the COVID-19 global pandemic, POP Montreal and Martha Wainwright organized a singalong of Leonard Cohen's "So Long, Marianne" last night (March 22), encouraging other Montrealers to join the chorus of voices from their balconies. Now, footage has emerged of Wainwright and others participating in the event.
During the event, Wainwright led the virtual crowd through "So Long, Marianne" and Richard Desjardins's "Le cœur est un oiseau" from the balcony of the building that houses both POP Montreal's office and Wainwright's cafe and event space URSA. Across the city, other Montrealers joined in.
Watch footage of Wainwright's performance below, and keep scrolling for videos of other participants.
People across the city of Montreal are singing Leonard Cohen songs from their balconies tonight 😍- 📹 https://t.co/0vRz26NBgC_ #Canada #Montreal #MTL #YUL #CanadaLockdown #StayHomeCanada #CoronavirusCanada #COVIDCanada pic.twitter.com/s7hGJOJxsh— Freshdaily (@freshdaily) March 23, 2020
Leonard Cohen songs being sung on Crescent St. tonight in (ghost town) Montreal. #mtlmoments #Montreal #COVIDー19 #caremongering #StayAtHome #balconychallenge #solongmarianne #SocialDistancing #LeonardCohen #balconville pic.twitter.com/4ldd1uzyuA— Susan Ferguson (@SueCFerg) March 23, 2020
smh can't even take out the trash in peace pic.twitter.com/uyXfMCsYkL— jos (@josiahhughes) March 23, 2020