Yuri Klaz, Artistic Director and Conductor
Fauré & Poulenc
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.
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor, WSO (conducting March 23 & 24 at 8pm)
Yuri Klaz, conductor Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir (conducting Mar 25 at 3pm)
Lara Ciekiewicz, soprano, Matthew Pauls, baritone
Tickets start at $25
Available at: WSO Box Office 204-949-3999 https://wso.ca/faure-and-poulenc/