Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 8pm
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 at 8pm
Sun, Mar 25, 2018 at 2pm
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
Lara Ciekiewicz
Matthew Pauls
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Saint Boniface Cathedral
190, avenue de la Cathédrale, Winnipeg, Manitoba
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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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