Homeless Choir Packs It In After 1000 Performances

A homeless choir formed in Montreal in a men’s shelter in 1996 to sing Christmas carols for spare change in the city’s subway, has finally disbanded, a thousand performances later. “The group achieved international recognition, including an invitation to sing at Paris’s busiest subway stations in 1998. The choir also released two CDs, was the subject of a book and a TV program and performed at the Just for Laughs comedy festival as a free street act.” Why quit? Many of the singers found jobs and their lives became more stable.