Dear St. Martin's Family,
We have been very busy during the shut down working to determine how we might continue to serve our community and our mission through COVID. We have been watching the reports, listening to experts in the field, and consulting with partner music organizations.
With the current information at hand, our board and staff have made the determination that we will move forward with our 2020-21 season. Currently our plan is to offer live stream productions without a live audience. This means we will bring St. Martin's music to your homes in an effort to keep you and our singers safe.
In addition, we have taken other measures to ensure the safety of staff and singers, including reducing our reps to no more than 4 to 8 singers per concert. That means at least for the fall/winter - all concerts will be cameo's. This ensures that we can provide adequate social distancing. We will also be working in venues that allow for proper spacing, and ventilation.
Our hope is that we may be able to return to live performances in the Spring of 2021 with social distance and safety measures in place. Should this be the case we will still offer a live stream option for those who feel more comfortable in their homes.
Our goals are twofold - to continue to bring you the music you love, and to keep everyone safe. Please know that we are actively monitoring the news and we will make adjustments as needed.
In terms of the June concert - the planned performance of the Vaughan Williams Mass has been cancelled - we are however working to create a special live stream performance that we hope to announce in the coming weeks.
We hope you will consider donating your tickets to the organization in lieu of a refund. However we are happy to issue a refund should you request it. Tickets purchased for June can be used towards the live stream. If you have questions or concerns regarding this - please reach out to our Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org.
We miss each and every one of you! We hope you are all safe, healthy, and happy during this time. Keep an eye out for our season announcement, we look forward to seeing you virtually soon!
St. Martin's Chamber Choir