Classics Series B
Fauré and Poulenc
Mar 23, 2018 – Mar 25, 2018 at the Saint Boniface Cathedral
Mélodie 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.
Limited Parking Available (see green), please avoid the Sportex parking lot (North of the Université’s main parking lot) as it’s reserved for members only at all times (see red):
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Three Metís songs form SaskatchewanMalcolm Forsyth