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THE HILLSDALE ARTS CHORALE CANCELS THE REMAINDER OF SEASON 47 AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Hillsdale Arts Chorale has canceled the remainder of season 47 due to the recent coronavirus pandemic. It is of the utmost importance to protect choir members and concert attendees.
“We are sad to announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this season’s remaining concert and rehearsals,” said Conductor, Clelyn Chapin. “As an organization that cares deeply for its singers and audience members, our priority is ensuring the health and safety of all.”
The final concert of the season, Apps & Acapella, was scheduled for Saturday, May 16, 2020.
“This ordeal has been an important reminder of the role that community relationships play in our lives, and we are ready to pick up where we left off even stronger,” said Chapin.
The board of the Chorale, however, remains active in planning for the future. The Chorale looks forward to providing a place of human to human connection in the coming months as it becomes safe to convene again. Season ticket holders will be able to redeem the March and May concert tickets during season 48.
“We are extremely disappointed, on several levels, that we are unable to complete our concert season due to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Greg Bailey, Executive Director. “For our season ticket holders, you only received 50% of what you paid for. Rest assured, we want to honor your financial commitment by honoring your remaining concert tickets for two of next year’s concerts. For our singers, we missed out on 50% of the fellowship and camaraderie of our Monday-night rehearsals. For many of us, this is our escape from the frantic pace of daily life. We, most assuredly, look forward to all of us being together again once everything returns to “normal”.”
For any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or you can learn more by visiting www.hillsdaleartschorale.com.
ABOUT THE HILLSDALE ARTS CHORALE: The Hillsdale Arts Chorale was established by Howard J. Rizner in 1973 in Hillsdale, Michigan. Rizner understood the limitations imposed by Hillsdale's size and remoteness but refused to let those conditions force a compromise of musical quality. The key to the group's success then, and now, is maintaining high standards of exceptional choral music. For nearly a half century, the Hillsdale community has enjoyed a remarkable choral group whose mission is presenting some of the most enduring works of classical music and finest choral settings of beloved religious songs, folk melodies, and popular standards.