Fauré and Poulenc

  • Dates:March 23, 2018 - March 25, 2018 ( Recurring daily )
  • Location:St. Boniface Cathedral
  • City:Winnipeg
  • Times:March 23 & 24 - 8:00 PM, March 25 - 2:00 PM
  • Address: 190 ave de la Cathédrale Winnipeg, MB
  • Phone: (204) 949-3999
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  • Region: Winnipeg
  • Ticket Info: Ticketmaster: 855-985-5000

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.

Fauré and Poulenc
  • (204) 949-3999
  • 190 ave de la Cathédrale
  • Winnipeg, MB