Lara Secord-Haid is a fast-rising opera star of immense talent

Internationally, soprano Lara Secord-Haid’s performances are praised by the New York Times and Opera Today. Locally she’s known to Winnipeg for her stunning appearances with the Manitoba Opera and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. 

James Ehnes, Jan Lisiecki, Measha Brueggergosman — the MCO is always performing with major Canadian talents before they blow up globally. If you haven’t already seen her perform, trust us when we tell you she’ll knock your socks off. She’ll treat us to stupendous performances of two works by  Sid Robinovitch , Canciones Sefaradies and Shir Hashirim


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This concert marks the second in a row that we perform Arvo Pärt, in this case his Tabula Rasa — truly a ‘megahit’ of new classical music. It may seem surprising that this devoutly spiritual Estonian composer, writing his most famous works behind the Iron Curtain, rivals Philip Glass in terms of popular culture impact. But Pärt’s signature blend of American minimalism and Medieval influences, the newfangled and the very old, is the sort of "mash-up" we never knew we needed, but do. Few living composers so seamlessly make gorgeous, lasting music from sources so far apart. 

Spring begins one day early at the MCO with our spectacular March 20th concert — featuring heart-warming familiar favorites, and, in Lara, an inspiring representative of a fresh wave of Canadian vocal talent. 

The concert begins at 7.30pm on Wednesday, March 20th, in Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue. Casual tickets will be available 7 July 2023 here and on MCO’s Ticketline at 204-783-7377.

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Anne Manson, Music Director
Karl Stobbe, Concertmaster
Crescent Arts Centre, 525 Wardlaw Avenue
7.30pm, Wednesday, 20 March 2024

Anne Manson, conductor
Lara Secord-Haid, soprano

Arvo Pärt
Tabula rasa (first movement)

Sid Robinovitch
Canciones Sefaradies

Osvaldo Golijov
Tenebrae

Sid Robinovitch
Shir Hashirim

Special thanks to the Government of Manitoba for their generous support in the presentation of this concert

Concert sponsor / Gail Asper Family Foundation

Guest artist sponsors: Drs. Bill Pope & Elizabeth Tippett Pope

Guest artist sponsor / The Asper Foundation

Reception sponsor / Elba Haid and Realcare Inc.

Season  media sponsors / Classic 107, Golden West Radio & Winnipeg Free Press