Martha Wainwright to Lead Leonard Cohen Balcony Singalong in Montreal
"So Long, Marianne de Balcon Montreal" will be held this weekend
Published Mar 20, 2020As many people across the world are confined to their homes to combat the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, some have taken to serenading their communities by performing on their balconies (like this Italian guy shredding Slayer's "Raining Blood").
Joining in the chorus is long-running festival POP Montreal, whose leaders are organizing a balcony singalong of Leonard Cohen's "So Long, Marianne" this Sunday (March 22) at 8 p.m. local time.
Leading the proceedings will be Cohen's friend and mentee Martha Wainwright, whose voice will be available to livestream as a "virtual choirmaster."
More details (and the song's lyrics) are available via the Facebook event. Start practising by listening to Cohen's 1967 classic below.