I developed an appreciation for Leonard Cohen in my teens. I hadn’t noticed the music of Leonard Cohen in my house earlier, but when my dad bought the album The Future I couldn’t get enough of it. I am pretty sure I took the album hostage for years.
For me, the death of Leonard Cohen was very personal. When I found out that Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir!, a none-traditional open choir group, was putting on a Tribute to Leonard Cohen at Christie Pits park on November 16th, I knew I was going. It was meant to be.
If you have never been to Christie Pits park in Toronto, first know that it is shaped like a bowl. The stage where Choir! Choir! Choir! was leading the concert is located at the bottom of the bowl. We walked from the North side of the park & were greeted by the sight of hundreds of people standing on the hill, with candles signing in union.
Thank You Toronto
It was a beautiful & perfect tribute to Leonard Cohen. I loved experiencing it with the community of Torontonians who came out. It made the evening even more special for me & reminded me yet again why I love this city. Because it isn’t all condo’s & Brads, it is a community of good open-minded humans, artists, & those who seek to connect with each other over shared experiences & moments.
So thank you Toronto for sharing this moment with me on November 16th, 2016.