Dear Friends of the Phil:
Welcome to our 95th season. And what a season it will be!
We are thrilled to again be invited to perform in the WSO’s annual autumn festival. Their theme, Angels and Demons, has inspired us to create a program of Songs of Darkness and Light. I can’t wait for our choir and guest soloists to perform in the sublime setting of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
Our annual holiday offering, Christmas Festival with the Phil, salutes the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg Music Festival. We are excited to also welcome the Winnipeg Boys’ and Girls’ Choirs who will add to the warmth and good cheer in Westminster United Church.
Finally, we close our season by once again partnering with the WSO to present a very special performance in honour of the 200th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface. The choir is excited to perform Fauré’s inspiring Requiem and Poulenc’s joyful Gloria in the beautiful and historic setting of the beloved St. Boniface Cathedral.
It’s a season you won’t want to miss! I would like to thank our talented choristers for raising their beautiful voices with me, our volunteer board for their incredible work, and our generous sponsors for their exceptional support. But most of all, I thank you, our amazing audience. Your enthusiasm and love of choral excellence inspires us all. We all look forward to sharing another thrilling season with you.
Artistic Director & Conductor, Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Songs of Darkness and Light
Sunday, October 29, 2017 3PM
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church
Kicking off our 95th season, we look forward to once again performing in the WSO’s annual autumn festival. With a theme like Angels and Demons, Winnipeg is in for a week of drama and contrasts!
Guest artists: Andrea Ratuski and Derek Morphy (hosts), Donnalynn Grills (mezzo soprano), James Magnus-Johnston (tenor), Howard Rempel (baritone), Donna Laube (piano), Wes Elias (organ).
Christmas Festival with The Phil
Sunday, December 10, 2017 3PM and 7PM
Westminster United Church
Angelic voices. Brilliant brass. Christmas music and sing-alongs. Who could ask for anything more?.
Guest artists: Wes Elias (organ), Winnipeg Girls’ Choir (3pm) Winnipeg Boys’ Choir (7pm)
Fauré’s Requiem & Poulenc’s Gloria
Sunday, March 25, 2018 3PM
St Boniface Cathedral
In honour of the 200th Anniversary of the Archdiocese of St. Boniface, we are thrilled to once again partner with the WSO in the beautiful and historic setting of St Boniface Cathedral.
This concert is included in the Phil’s subscription package only. To purchase single tickets for this concert please call the WSO Box Office at 204-949-3999 and use the discount code “PHIL” to get 10% off single ticket sales.
Guest artists: Lara Ciekiewicz (soprano), Matthew Pauls (baritone)