Sunday afternoon's collaboration between the Phil and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra promises to be a tour-de-force of Austro-German choral romanticism with Schubert's last mass and Brahms' contemplation of mortality.. Missed our interview? Watch it here!
This Sunday (March 5) at 3 PM, St Boniface Cathedral hosts another epic union of two hometown ensembles: the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and theWinnipeg Symphony Orchestra.
The Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, Western Canada's longest-established adult choral group, has a well-earned reputation for excellence. A choral trademark for the City of Winnipeg, the Phil's repertoire covers a broad range of music including oratorios, masses, songs, and choral symphonies with a focus on major choral works with orchestral accompaniment. Priding itself on premiering original music, the Phil has commissioned works by composers from Manitoba and across Canada. The choir has also captivated audiences in Toronto, Vancouver, and New York's Carnegie Hall.
Their final concert of the 2016/17 season features Schubert's Mass No. 6 in E flat, the last he wrote, and Brahms' Nänie, an elegy to the fragility of life in memory of a dear friend. Join the Phil's Vivien Laurie and Glynis Corkal, and Diamond Lane host (and soloist in Sunday's concert) Sarah Jo for a more indepth look at the program Friday @ 5:30