CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATE
updated Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Dear Phil Patron,
Like all arts organizations, the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir’s 2019-2020 season has been dramatically impacted by COVID-19.
As a patron of the Phil, you know we have had to cancel our 2 spring concerts: Beethoven’s Mass in C (March 22) and Hector Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle (April 24).
Subscribers and single ticket purchasers are entitled to a refund but, as a valued member of the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir community, we are asking that you consider converting your single ticket or the remainder of your subscription to a tax-deductible donation to sustain us during this difficult time.
The health and economic impact of COVID-19 to the Phil is significant and your gift today is more important than ever. As a non-profit arts organization, the Phil relies on the people we serve in our community. Please consider the role music plays in your life and support the Phil with a donation of any amount today or return your tickets to cancelled concerts for a charitable tax receipt.
Please be in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your wishes.
Thank you for your ongoing support of the Phil. We have been heartened by the many kind emails and well-wishes we have received these past few days. We will be back presenting beautiful music for the people of Manitoba as soon as we can. Until then, from our Phil family to yours, please be well. And let’s all wash our hands!
Happy 250th Ludwig!
Beethoven’s Mass in C with the WSO and soloists
Featuring Guest Artists
Sarah Jo Kirsch, soprano
Kirsten Schellenberg, alto
James McLennan, tenor
Justin Welsh, bass
The Phil joins with the WSO to recognize Beethoven’s 250th birthday by performing his magnificent Mass in C Major. It’s been at least 10 years since Winnipeg audiences have had the opportunity to enjoy this inspired work, filled with bold harmonies, rhythms, and romantic, deeply moving melodies. It will be paired with Antonín Dvořák’s masterful and jubilant Te Deum.
The WSO is integral to Winnipeg’s rich cultural life, delighting more than 100,000 audience members each year with innovative programming and musical excellence.
The WSO presents educational programs for more than 25,000 students annually and tours outside the city reaching out to communities across Manitoba.
Learn more at: www.wso.ca