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 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!

Dear Friends of the Phil:

Welcome to the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir’s exciting 97th season – a concert series designed to inspire and delight!

Our season opens in the beautiful setting of Crescent Fort Rouge United Church with Christmas with the Phil. Our annual holiday offering brings to life the comfort and joy of this most special time of year. We’re especially excited to sing works by Pachelbel, including his uplifting Canon in D. And, along with the St. James Divisional Choir, the angels really will sing as our audience joins in our traditional sing-along of familiar carols!

Next, in the historic St Boniface Cathedral, we will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth with his glorious Mass in C Major, performed with dazzling soloists and the brilliant Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. I’m delighted that the choir will also perform another great choral masterpiece, Antonín Dvořák’s jubilant Te Deum.

To close our season, we have been invited by the WSO to perform Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle. We are thrilled to sing what will be a landmark concert with our friends at the WSO and pleased to make this concert available exclusively to our subscribers as part of our season package. (WSO subscribers can purchase a specially-priced 2-concert package of our Christmas and Beethoven concerts).

This season – 3 short years to our 100th Anniversary – marks my 19th with the Phil, and I am proud to play a part in the Phil’s great musical journey. I want to express my gratitude to our talented choristers, our hard-working volunteer board and our generous sponsors. But most of all, I thank you, our enthusiastic audience. Your love of choral excellence inspires us all, and we look forward to sharing another thrilling season with you.

Sincerely,

Yuri Klaz
Artistic Director & Conductor, Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir

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Christmas with the Phil: Making Spirits Bright

7pm, Sunday December 15, 2019

Crescent Fort Rouge

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without the Phil! Our annual offering has become a beloved tradition for anyone and everyone looking for beautiful music, angelic voices and the opportunity to join in singing some of their most favourite Christmas carols.

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Happy 250th Ludwig!

Beethoven’s Mass in C with the WSO and soloists

3pm, Sunday, March 22, 2020

St. Boniface Cathedral

The Phil joins with the WSO to recognize Beethoven’s 250th birthday by performing his magnificent Mass in C Major.

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Hector Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle

April 24, 2020 at 8 pm

Centennial Concert Hall.

The Phil has been invited to perform in this WSO Masterworks concert featuring Berlioz’s Messe Solennelle.

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.

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