It is with great sadness that Sheffield Bach Choir announces that it has had to abandon the two remaining concerts in the 71st season, due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
‘We were determined to go ahead with the final two concerts, in April and June 2021’ explained Chris Walker, the choir’s Chair, ‘but the logistics have proved impossibly difficult and we’ve had to abandon our plans for the 20-21 season. We are of course upset for our loyal supporters and for choir members, but most especially for the musicians who were going to accompany us or sing the solos. Along with most musicians, and of course many other working people, their livelihoods are really suffering at the moment.’
The choir is now focusing on planning the 2021-22 season – their 72nd.
‘We are hoping that the vaccination programme will be rolled out during 2021 and that it will prove effective in enabling us all to get back to normal next year.’ said choir secretary Liz Buxton, ‘We are all missing making music together and can’t wait for an opportunity to sing again’
A recent survey showed that most choir members would support a return to live singing, and the choir is investigating a get together – without an audience – to do just that.