Le Gésu, 150 years of history


Both historic place of worship and centre for the arts, Le Gesù church celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. This coincided with the opening of a new cultural venue managed by Groupe Le Vivier, a union of 35 different music ensembles and creative organizations. The new space, Espace Custeau, has transformed the gallery into a cabaret hall that can accommodate 50 to 75 people.

To mark the event, Le Gesù presented a special series of musical performances, and published a commemorative book that pays tribute to its 150 years of history. In addition, the Portrait sonore agency recorded a podcast documentary, Le Gesù de 1865 à aujourd’hui, to accompany visitors wishing to discover the history of the church and the transformation of its various centres for meeting, creating and performing in the arts. All told, it’s a wonderful way to promote our heritage while fostering the city’s cultural development.