24th of August, 2020
In light of the ongoing limitations surrounding large gatherings and live performances due to Covid-19, Worcester Festival Choral Society has confirmed that its planned 14 November 2020 concert - Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius - has had to be cancelled.
Chairman Ben Cooper said: "Amongst the many considerations we must take into account, including the well-being of our performers and our audiences, are the requirements of our venue, Worcester Cathedral, which currently still has limited hours and a strict maximum capacity. With hundreds of singers, musicians and audience members to consider, sadly it simply won't be possible to return to rehearsals in September ready for that autumn concert."
It is, however, hoped that the Society's following planned concert - its ever-popular annual performance of Handel's Messiah - might still go ahead on 28 November 2020.
"We are keeping a watching brief and will announce whether that is possible nearer the time," confirmed Ben. "Our thanks meanwhile to all our audience members, Patrons and Chorus members who have been so patient thus far. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon and to bringing the 'choral greats' back to Worcester!"
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