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Polycoro seeks to challenge the way we hear music in 2019-20. Three concerts, each devoted to a different experiential concept, will immerse Winnipeg audiences in a multi-sensorial musical landscape.

Vibrations: Dark \ October 6, 2019
Our season opener features lush a cappella harmonies by Arvo Part, Thomas Tallis, Hreidar Ingi, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Eric Whitacre, John Rutter and Eriks Esenvalds. The performance will be in varying stages of darkness, creating an intimate and vulnerable space to absorb and respond to sound, fostering an experience both personal and communal for those present.

Vibrations: Pulse \ November 9, 2019
Polycoro’s second concert ties together themes of war, life, and death in a solemn exploration for Remembrance Day through the polychoral works of Frank Martin, Roxanne Panufnik, Norbert Palej, J.S. Bach, and Josquin de Prez. The Winnipeg Boys’ Choir will join Polycoro for Palej’s haunting “Arise, Cry Out” (in memory of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising of 1943), and violinist Elation Pauls will weave a ciaccone from Bach’s Partita for solo violin in an evocative performance of Bach’s chorales. Polycoro revisits the work they performed at their debut concert in 2015 — Frank Martin’s “Mass for Double Choir” — an emotive work capturing Martin’s experiences in WWI.

Vibrations: Quake \ April 22, 2020
France’s Ensemble Non-Pareilhe (ENP) comes to Winnipeg to explore vibrations of the earth and air in their first collaboration with Polycoro. Founded in 2014, ENP boasts of an enviable mixture of some of Europe’s finest singers. Its musicians sing with many of Europe’s greatest ensembles - notably the Huelgas Ensemble, Collegium Vocale Ghent, Le Concert Spirituel, Ensemble Pygmalion, La Fenice, and Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam. Like Polycoro, ENP specializes in the performance of early and modern music, and will serve as an excellent model for us as we grow towards becoming an international ensemble. Our collaboration will feature the epic “Earthquake Mass” by Antoine Brumel, as well as music by John Taverner, Arvo Part, and Winnipeg’s Andrew Balfour. The Mass is a colossal hour-long work described by the Independent Press as “one of the most breathtaking outbursts of the Renaissance imagination.”

Your Season Subscription includes one (1) ticket each for the first (Dark) and third (Quake) concerts. Add a Donation to reserve your seat for the second concert (Pulse).
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