Fauré in-a-Day

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Taché Arts Complex, University of Manitoba

Conducted by Stuart Sladden

Learn Fauré’s Requiem, attend Manitoba Choral Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and meet some new friends—all in one day!

Join us on Saturday, October 26, 2019 for an exciting new fundraising event designed to give singers an invigorating experience learning and singing a short choral masterwork in a fun, friendly, educational, and supportive environment.

Whether you are a beginner singer or an advanced one, you are welcome to participate in this event! Singers of all levels will come together to learn the piece and then present the full work that very evening to friends, family and community members.

About Fauré’s Requiem

Requiem, Op. 48
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Of all the Requiems that have been composed for choir and orchestra, Fauré’s stands out as different because of the intimate scale of the writing, the subtlety of the orchestration, and for the sense of peace and serenity it contains. These elements unite to make Fauré’s “little Requiem” one of the most beloved and often performed large works for choir.

Meet the Team

Stuart Sladden, Conductor
Janine Brémault Bamford, Soprano
Dr. Matt Pauls, Baritone
Carla Plosz, Pianist

Event Details

The event will take place at the University of Manitoba, Taché Arts Complex, 136 Dafoe Rd W, in room T266. There is free parking available in all surface lots on Saturdays, but the D and S Lots are closest. For a map of the university campus, please click here.

All MCA members are invited to attend the MCA AGM at 12:00pm that day in room T166. Non-members are invited to observe, but will not have the opportunity to vote. To become a member, click here before filling out the registration form.

Lunch will be provided to all participants in conjunction with the AGM of MCA, but everyone is responsible for their own dinner.


We ask all participants to pay a minimum of $10 to participate in the day, but as this is a fundraiser, we hope you will consider making a donation over and above that.

Register online or in-person on the day of. Payment by credit card can only be done online, but we can only accept cash, cheque or e-transfer at the door. We cannot accept credit or debit at the door.

If you are unable to sing with us that day, please join us in the evening when we share the work with our family and friends at 7:00pm! All are invited to attend. Admission is by donation by cash or cheque at the door.

What to Bring

  • A water bottle

  • A pencil

  • Comfortable clothes to wear

  • Willingness to step out of your comfort zone

  • Your singing voice!

Don’t worry about wearing performance attire or bringing music folders (unless you really want to!). Scores will be provided to all singers.

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Schedule for the Day

9:00-9:30 am Registration
9:30-9:40 am Welcome & introductions
9:40-10:00 am         Warm-up
10:00-12:00 pm Rehearsal
12:00-12:15 pm Lunch
12:15-1:00 pm         MCA AGM
1:00-1:15 pm Break
1:15-2:30 pm Rehearsal
2:30-3:45 pm Sectionals
3:45-4:00 pm Break
4:00-5:30 pm Practice run-through
5:30-7:00 pm Dinner
7:00-7:45 pm Full run-through of piece
7:45-8:30 pm Reception & light refreshments

Registration Form

Name *
Voice Part
Select more than one if you're comfortable singing in either high or low range.
Are you a current member of MCA?
Note that membership is not required to participate in the Fauré in-a-Day event, but only members of the Manitoba Choral Association are eligible to vote at the AGM over the lunch hour. Non-members are welcome to observe the AGM.
Will you be attending the AGM? *
A light lunch will be provided to all participants and attendees at the AGM.
Select your method of payment
In addition to payment, I would like to donate