Cancellation of August and September concerts

The uncertainty of the COVID crisis continues for live performances and on present information the Concourse venue will not be re-opening before 1 October at the earliest.

In these circumstances, I confirm that the concerts scheduled for 21 August (AWO Chamber Ensemble) and 18 September (Ian Munro and Howard Penny) are cancelled.

I previously indicated that we would like to try to reschedule as many concerts as possible to dates at the end of this year or early next year before our next year’s series commences. The ensembles are all keen to try to organise their availability and we have placed holds on certain dates with the Concourse.

At this stage would you put in your diaries the following tentative dates:

    Friday 13 November 2020
    Friday 15 January 2021
    Friday 12 February 2021.

We will provide a further update before the end of September on whether the last concert scheduled for this year by the Tinalley Quartet on 30 October will be able to go ahead and also more definite information on rescheduling plans.

If the situation on the re-opening of concert halls has not changed by then and the season needs to be finally cancelled we will advise of arrangements to be put in place for refunds or options for credits towards next year.

I know everyone appreciates that nothing is certain at present but in the interests of both of our members and equally our ensembles we would like to keep the options open for as long as possible.   As previously mentioned, please retain all your 2020 tickets as these will be needed for entry to rescheduled events.

Our 2021 series will commence on Friday 5 March 2021.  We are working towards providing members with full information on the season’s dates and ensembles by September/October. Many of the details are already in place but we will wait until all arrangements are concluded before announcing the season.

In the meantime, I hope that you, our loyal members, are keeping well and look forward very much to the first Friday evening when we will next be together at the Concourse Concert Hall to appreciate the live performance of fine chamber music.

With best regards to you all,

Richard Coleman
Hon President