Hallelujah

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In spring 2014, Bernard Labadie fell ill while conducting in Germany. He was placed in a hospital where he was diagnosed with T-cell lymphoma, a blood cancer. After a month in the German hospital he returned to his home in Quebec City. In October 2014 he received a dangerous stem-cell transplant, with one of his sisters serving as donor. He suffered from numerous complications, and was placed in an induced coma for a month. When he was finally awakened, his muscles had severely atrophied. A rigorous physical therapy followed. He finally left the hospital in April.

Bernard Labadie
Bernard Labadie

Labadie makes his return to the podium in the Messiah concerts at Powell Hall this week. Hallelujah.