The Arc-en-Ciel (Rainbow) Choir brilliantly brought the presentations of Christmas concerts to a close at Maison Jésus-Marie. This choir presented a high-quality show bringing a special little touch by singing Christmas carols from various countries. It was a beautiful initiative that corresponded perfectly to the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary’s (SNJM) awareness of issues related to world peace, and openness to refugees, immigrants and indigenous peoples.
This mini-tour of the world through Christmas carols benefited from the astute comments of the choir leader, Jean-François Julien, who introduced the various songs with diligence. Accompanied on the piano by Gabrielle Tessier, the members of this choir have brought joy to their audience, while successfully responding to their mission to brighten the lives of seniors. We are reminded that this Longueuil-based choir was created in 1979, and includes a mixed-voice choir made up of some 80 members.