Standing ovation for a social distance serenade

By Matthew McCully

Residents near the corner of Bolduc and de la Rivière Streets in Coaticook had a special treat over the weekend when violinist Alain Gosselin performed a 45-minute concert for neighbours nearby.
“We appreciated it so much,” she said, “It was a great idea,” said Lydia May, who lives in the neighbourhood. Gosselin had planned to play the week before, but it ended up being too cold.
This past weekend was just right, May added.
May said neighbours kept to their balconies and verandas to listen to Gosselin play. “Everybody kept their distance,” May said, adding that some passersby wore masks.
According to May, some people danced in the streets and everyone clapped after each song.
“Many of us don’t know one another,” she said, “but everybody was out supporting him. It was something different, something nice,” May commented.

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