See below for information about our upcoming season
An Update on our Upcoming Season
As many of you will be aware, we started planning for our 2020/21 season about a year ago and completed the programme just before Covid-19 started to affect all our lives. Back in April, the Westmorland Hall was reconfigured to be a ‘Nightingale Hospital’ and remains so today; we do not know when the venue will be reopened to the public. In addition, it is not yet clear how to keep concert-goers ‘COVID-safe’ at large indoor events. Thankfully the virus is now coming under control, and we can look forward to better times ahead. However, it is currently uncertain when concerts will be able to resume at the Westmorland Hall.
Recently, as Trustees of the Society, we formally reviewed the plans for the upcoming season, and with great sadness decided to cancel all three of the concerts we had planned for October, November and December. We remain hopeful of being able to run the remaining five planned concerts after Christmas. However we cannot commit to them just now and we will need to review the situation again in the autumn.
We have also decided to defer the Society’s AGM, and the Member/Friends renewals and ticket booking processes, until the public health situation improves. We are mindful that many of our members are keen to retain their favourite seats from year to year, and we will support this desire as best we can in the future. However, there are considerable ongoing uncertainties about how socially-distanced concert seating will work and guidance will need to be followed as and when we begin to plan ticket sales.
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.
In the meantime, we thank all our Corporate Sponsors, Patrons, Members, Friends and other concert-goers for the generous donations and supportive messages we have received during the ongoing crisis. We believe there is a future for great classical orchestral music, and the Lakeland Sinfonia Concert Society will be part of it; we all simply need to get through the current crisis and then plan for the future.
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.