April 2020

Welcome to our Newsletter

April 2020 and we are all coping with the effects of the COVD-19 as it sweeps across the world. We are all in lock-down hoping to slow down the spread of the virus. As a consequence of Government imposed restrictions all nonessential services, business activities and public gatherings have been suspended. I have had news from choir leaders their weekly practices have been suspended. Churches have closed their doors and schools are closed save for the children of key workers and exams have been cancelled. The key message is “Stay at Home”. Obviously nobody knows when these restrictions will be lifted but we live in hope that as the year progresses we will return to a semblance of normality.

Cancellation of the Young Musician of the Year Showcase Concert.

Already we have had to cancel this years’ show-case concert for our winners and runners-up of the East Coast Musician of the Year

Competition 2019 planned for the 23rd May 2020. This decision has been made in conjunction with our sponsors Hornsea Music Society who host the event. We regret that our talented young musicians are to be denied the opportunity to perform in a live concert. However, we have agreed to plan for a 2021 concert on May 29th next year.

Cancellation of Annual General Meeting.

Your trustees also have made the decision to postpone our AGM scheduled for June 2020. Subject to restrictions on movement being eased, we have provisionally rescheduled this for October 2020. Further details will follow.

Provisional Plans for 2020 Since most of our public events take place from October through to the first week in December our trustees have decided to plan a provisional programme for 2020. We aim to continuing our 11 year practice and hold The Festival of Choir and Voices on the first Saturday in November. Community choir leaders please pencil this into your schedule.