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Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

This past spring, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, with the support of donors and sponsors, put together an extraordinary event dedicated to those we have lost during this ongoing pandemic. It was also a thank you to all the front-line workers who sacrificed everything to continue providing much-needed services, and those who continue to fight this battle. 

In this month of remembrance, we are overjoyed to be able to re-broadcast Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy, for free, for anyone who’d like to watch it on MY WSO TV.


Available for streaming November 9 – 30, 2022 in Canada only. No Purchase or subscription necessary. You do not need to pre-book, reserve or sign in to watch this event.

NOTE: A hard copy commemorative program book for this event is available free of charge at the WSO box office. For more information email or call (204) 949-3999.

Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

An elegy is a poem, or a lament for that which has been lost.

Reflected through music, stories and images, the Manitoba Remembers event explores the profound impacts of the COVID pandemic on families, communities and ways of life across our province.

We honour the contributions of those who tirelessly served at the height of the pandemic, acknowledging the pandemic’s impact and reflecting on the loss of many kinds, such as loss of life, livelihood, dignity and social connection. Thanks to donors, over 300 health-care workers from across the province have been invited to attend the live event at the Centennial Concert Hall.

Too often words can feel inadequate to express the multitude of emotions that loss brings. Through the healing power of music, we commemorate and honour our shared experience of loss while also looking forward with hope.


Led by Music Director Daniel Raiskin, this multimedia event will present a lineup of exceptional Manitoba musicians in many music styles with the WSO, including:

Program Notes

Support the WSO

For those who are able, the WSO gratefully accepts donations. Charitable receipts are available for donations over $20.

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Special Thanks To:

Hospital foundations for distributing complimentary tickets to our health-care professionals who gave so much over the last two years.


Media & Agency Partners who made it possible to share this invitation with all Manitobans.





Richard Bremner & Clare Jarman, in Memory of Stuart Bremner

Art & Leona Defehr

John & Gay Docherty

Elmer & Hilda Hildebrand

Friedman Dalgliesh Family Fund

Drs. Kenneth & Sharon Mould

Peter & Dana Jessiman

Michael Nesbitt

Curt & Kathy Vossen

Ken & Judy Murray




Robin Hildebrand

Grant & Eleanor MacDougall




Cheryl & Earl Barish

Lydia Bartel

Piotr Czaykowski & Anne Worley

Arlene Dahl

Steven & Elizabeth Dyer

Barbara Graham

Margaret W. Harvie

Margaret Kellermann & Paul McCulloch

Eva Lavallee & Adrijana Ves

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Anne McGarry

Jeff & Kristen Olafson

John & Shelley Page

Wayne & Linda Paquin

Muriel Smith

Marlene Stern & Peter Rae

Arni Thorsteinson & Susan Glass

Professor A.M.C. Waterman

Derek & Mary Johannson

Terry Sargeant & Margaret Haney

Julia Ryckman & Ben Sigurdson