Around 150 students from around the world gathered at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Montreal on Saturday afternoon to partake in a music festival. Called Everything has Echoes, it was a concert organized by Notre-Dame’s student ministry center, and it featured classical, pop, electronic, and instrumental music.
“This has been a large event for our church and for us, in terms of finding something for students to do, but really for everybody,” Peter Lapointe, the director of special projects at Notre-Dame, told The New York Times. “It’s a place that allows for different kinds of music, and different kinds of people to come together and to discover something that they can call their own.”
Evelyn Ellis, the director of special projects, said that the cathedral was designed in 1902 as a “temple to culture.” As an understated space, she said that it was a good place to put on a concert. “You can really feel the power of the musicians in the cathedral because it’s a very serene environment,” she said.
Irish pop star Gabriel Conroy headlined the concert, which included students and faculty from more than a dozen universities around the world, including London, Dublin, and Oxford.