Monday, May 30, 2016
Playing in Concert
Photos: May 29, 2016
Flutissimo played our final concert of the season at the Chapelle-Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours. This church is a jewel. It is built on the site of the first church in Montreal. This church was built in 1771 over the ruins of the original one which was ravaged by fire. The church is sometimes referred to as the sailors' church. It is the church closest to the port and in the nineteenth century sailors would come to pray before getting back on their ships for the next long ordeal. At the top left you can see a carved boat which hangs from the ceiling - carvings left by sailors.
Beautiful stained glass windows can be seen on both sides of the church.
Our concert was well-attended and well received. Attendance was boosted as it was Museum Day in Montreal and this was one of the many places that opened their doors to the public. Attached to the chapel is a museum dedicated to the life and work of Marguerite de Bourgeoys. It was her inspiration that caused the first church on this site to be built in 1675.