An Update from the Trustees
We’re very much missing bringing live orchestral music to Kendal and we know you’re missing concerts too. We would just have begun our new season if all had been normal this year.
However, 2020 has been anything but normal.
We’re also aware that 2021 is still unpredictable and we needed to make some tough decisions at our Trustees’ meeting last week. We have decided to cancel the remainder of the current season, that is, the concerts that would have taken place in the first few months of 2021. Although disappointing, we’re sure you will understand that we need to be able to plan with at least some degree of confidence.
Having made that tough decision, we’re now looking forward and considering the options for some sort of 2021/2022 season. That seems a very long way away but, as you’ll understand, we need to plan well ahead and be in touch with orchestras and their planners in plenty of time. Please be assured that we’ll do everything possible to resume some sort of Lakeland Sinfonia programme later next year.
Our Members and Friends have offered loyalty, support and encouragement in recent months which has been much appreciated and we want to maintain those connections and keep them strong. We have decided to extend Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society membership and, where appropriate, Friend status, for another year free of charge. These will now continue through to the end of August 2021.
We’ve been asked how seat preferences will be maintained once concerts resume and we’d like to reassure you. We know that many of you greatly value your seat locations in the Westmorland Hall.
We don’t yet know how social distancing and other measures will affect the seating available in the Hall by the time we get to Autumn 2021. Please be assured, however, that we are mindful of your past preferences and will be using that information and rolling it forward as closely as we can once we know more details of total audience numbers, restrictions and what’s feasible.
The situation is improving, yet very fluid and uncertain. During the next few months we will keep in touch with you via monthly newsletters, and announcements on our website, or you can email us with queries at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond as soon as we can.
With very best wishes,
The Trustees of the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society
Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society is UK registered charity 505373.
We bring high quality live classical orchestral music to South Lakeland and North Lancashire.