Hector Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle

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 info@thephil.ca 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!


2019-2020 SEASON

Hector Berlioz’sMesse Solennelle

Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir performing as guests of the WSO

Featuring Guest Artists

Daniel Raiskin, conductor
Renate Arends, soprano
Henk Neven, baritone
Andrew Haji, tenor
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir
Winnipeg Singers

The Phil has been invited to perform in this WSO Masterworks concert featuring Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle. Composed in 1824 when Berlioz was only 20, the score was believed destroyed until a copy was accidentally discovered in Antwerp in 1991. We are all looking forward to singing this “brand new” major choral work with the WSO!

Phil subscribers have access to tickets as part of their subscription. WSO subscribers who already have tickets to the Messe Solennelle are invited to purchase a specially-priced two-concert Phil subscription that includes our December and March concerts. Please call 204-896-7445 for details.

NOTE: 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.

8pm April 24, 2020

Centennial Concert Hall
555 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB

Hector Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle

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