Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra: Fauré & Poulenc, March 23 - 25

Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor

Yuri Klaz, director

Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano

Matthew Pauls, baritone

Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir

Friday, March 23 - 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 24 - 8:00 pm

Sunday, March 25 - 2:00 pm


MELODIE The exquisite Pie Jesu from Gabriel Fauré's Requiem guaranteed the composer immortality. Fauré wrote: "everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest." Purity, objectivity, and beautifully crafted vocal lines permeate Fauré's greatest work.

The Requiem is paired with Francis Poulenc's Gloria, almost Vivaldi-like in its elegance. Nonetheless, Poulenc's fierce wit and fearless light-heartedness is still present. Forsyth's Three Métis Songs ground us in our own history as the WSO performs in St.Boniface's grand Cathedral-within-ruins, celebrating its 200th anniversary.

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