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Fauré’s Requiem

Maison symphonique October 16, 2020

“Tenderness is invincible,” as the saying goes. Fauré’s Requiem, arguably his most masterful work, comforts the bereaved and pays tribute to the victims of the pandemic. The Chariot Jubilee, written by African American Nathaniel Dett, celebrates Black lives through music.

Fauré considered death “a happy deliverance, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than a painful experience,” a conviction embodied in his peaceful Requiem. Precise and luminous, the work uses timbre and instruments with restraint, paying tribute to their sound, their voice, and lifting the souls of the living as well as the departed. Nathaniel Dett’s The Chariot Jubilee evokes gospel classics with the expressivity of late Romanticism.

Dett, The Chariot Jubilee

Fauré, Requiem


Show presented with physical distancing
Sanitary measures
Show presented with physical distancing
Sanitary measures

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in order to protect the health and safety of our audience, employees and artists, health measures and rules have been put in place. These will be strictly applied by PdA and we ask you to inform in advance all the members of your group who will accompany you to the show of them.

  • Any spectator who feels one of the symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in contact with a person diagnosed as being a carrier of this virus (please consult the Quebec public health website), as well as any other person likely to be in contact with this spectator are asked to not come to a venue at Place des Arts to attend a show. In such cases, we ask you to contact the box office and a full refund will be given to you.
  • Any ticket holder must arrive one hour before the show's start time, enter the venue and comply with the instructions given by the staff.
  • All spectators and all members of a group to which they belong will have to answer health questions that may be addressed to them by the PdA staff in order to access the venues and the Place des Arts complex. PdA staff may deny access to venues and the PdA complex to any spectator who does not wish to comply. PDA reserves the right to request certain personal information, including the name and phone number of any spectator in order to allow public health to trace people who may have potentially been exposed to a person declared to be a carrier of COVID-19 after a show should such a situation arise. This personal information will solely be collected for this purpose will be kept in a secure location and will be destroyed within sixty (60) days of obtaining it.
  • Every spectator over the age of 12 must wear a mask upon arrival at the Place des Arts complex – and when circulating within it – until seated in their assigned seat up to the beginning of a show. Every spectator must as well put on their mask at the end of the show and keep it on until they leave the complex.
  • Physical distancing is required in every venue between seated spectators unless they come from the same household.
  • At all times, spectators must follow PDA staff instructions regarding entry and exit.

In the event of non-compliance with these conditions, sanitary measures and instructions from our staff, which could harm other spectators’ health, our staff may ask you to leave the PdA complex immediately and no refund will be given to you.

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