Summer Newsletter 2020

Since the writing of this article we have had to postpone all our events until the 2022/23 season.

The Society AGM will be held virtually at 7.30 on 25th Sept. Anyone wanting to attend by “zoom” or requiring a copy of the Trustees report and the end of year accounts please contact Anne Ryback at 42 Bell Road. ME10 4EB.

Dear Members,

We hope you are all managing to keep well in these difficult times.

This newsletter is to keep you informed of the decisions that the committee have had to make in accordance with government guidelines and future uncertainties.

As you know, with the start of lockdown we had to cancel our concert in March when we should have enjoyed a performance by the Barbican String Quartet. However, the good news is that they are happy to perform for us within our 2021/22 season; so we look forward to that. Despite the curtailment of the season we hope you enjoyed the concerts prior to lockdown.

The 2020/21 season had already been planned but obviously now these plans have had to be changed. As, even with schools  returning in September, we do not know if they will be open for lettings or what the  government guidelines will be on social distancing,  it has been decided that next season we will only have two concerts, one in February and one in March when we hope life will have returned to normal. Because of this there will be no season tickets; we will simply sell tickets on the night.

The concerts will be performed at Fulston Manor School again. On Friday 5th February Cavendish Winds, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn, will give a programme of French classics old and new.  On Friday 12th March the Aurora Trio, with their unusual combination of flute, viola and harp, will be playing music by Borodin and Debussy as well as a composition by a local composer David Knotts.

The concerts that had been proposed for October and November we hope will be re-arranged for 2022/23.

With social distancing making meetings difficult, it has also been decided that the AGM will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. More details will be sent out nearer the time.

We do hope that once all the problems associated with these unprecedented times have resolved themselves we will all be able to enjoy our concerts again. In the meantime we wish all our members well and hope to see you again in 2021.