Concerts in 2020 The impact of COVID-19 on the "family" of Noosa Chorale
The Chorale cancelled rehearsals in mid-March to ensure we were not putting our singers at risk as the situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic were becoming more apparent. We have postponed our planned May concert ("Spirit of Olympia") to May 2021, and our planned September concert (Haydn's "The Seasons") to September 2021, and all ticket-holders will have received full refunds from The J Theatre box office.
Of course it has been very disappointing for all our singers that we are not able to come together for our weekly rehearsals which have always been such a highlight of everyone's week as we prepare for our concerts and the thrill of sharing the joy of song with you, our audiences. Luckily we've been able to keep our "Chorale family" in touch with each other through a regular "Let's Keep in Touch Bulletin" which has sent out messages and singing practice recordings from our Music Director Adrian King, as well as greetings messages from singers to each other and links to wonderful choral performances in isolation.
We plan to recommence rehearsals in mid-September, when we will commence rehearsing for our annual, well-loved Christmas Cheer concert, the Wassail on 18 & 19 December 2020. This year's theme is "Bells" - a chance for us all to ring out the bells of hope and joy through glorious song.