It is with great regret that the Trustees have decided that this year’s Summer Festival cannot go ahead given the present uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. The Festival has become a welcome feature of the musical calendar for many people and we hope that all our Friends, Sponsors and Patrons will understand the difficulties and continue to offer their support for the future.
Although the Trustees felt that it would be imprudent to continue with the full Festival programme this year they hope that, with the help of the Artistic Director and all our voluntary helpers, it will prove possible to organise some concerts at relatively short notice when circumstances and government advice permit. As many people will know, we organise occasional concerts in the autumn and winter and we will hope to supplement these as conditions improve. Notice of these concerts will appear on the website and in fliers posted to supporters. Emails with details will be sent to our Friends and all who have asked us to notify them of forthcoming musical events by supplying their contact details.
Any subscription already paid for membership of the ‘Friends of the Festival’ will be extended so as to cover the 2021 season. Anyone requiring a refund, however, should simply send a request to John Walton (Treasurer) or Cherry Baker (Friends Co-ordinator) via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will endeavour to make the 2021 Festival an especially memorable and enjoyable musical experience.