An update from Music Director, Dr. Paul French

As of 10/23/2020

I hope this finds you well and coping as best you can with these extraordinary circumstances we are living through. It seems like forever since the high of the “Sheen of Dew” performances in March and now… we wait. And while we wait, we make plans for that happy day when we can perform once again. As an organization, we are committed to the safety of our audience and singers, and will be governed by the State’s health care professionals. We will also need the approval of SOU before we can rehearse and perform in the Recital Hall.

While nothing is certain, here is where we are right now. The October and December 2020 concerts have been canceled, as has the March 2021 event. We are waiting to see what the situation looks like in early 2021 before we make a final decision regarding whether or not to hold the May concert.

The good news is that, as an organization, we are in a very strong position to recover and continue to flourish. Our audience and donors are incredible in their generosity and loyalty; our singers are amazing, there is nothing they can’t do; the Board is committed and extremely strong; Richard Seidman, our Executive Director, has done extraordinary work promoting the group and helping raise funds; Phyllis Fernlund has done outstanding work as President and has passed the baton to Nicholas Bate, who is likewise amazing.

We have a strong financial base with adequate reserves. We are truly so fortunate. We will get through this.

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As we know more, we will update this page and write to everyone on our list.  Say a prayer we get this blight behind us so we can get together again soon. Stay safe.

Current status of the 2020-21 Season

 

Fall Concert, October 24 and 25, 2020
Canceled

Holiday Concert, December 19 and 20, 2020
Canceled

4th Annual James M. Collier Festival of New Choral Music, March 13 and 14, 2021
Canceled

Spring Concert
Saturday 5/15/21  7:30 pm – pending
Sunday 5/16/21  3:00 pm – pending

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Additional supporters include:

  • City of Ashland Lodging Tax Revenues
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