Dear Friends of HCS,
Monday night, the HCS Board of Directors held an emergency meeting to discuss recent developments regarding the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and the necessary efforts to minimize its spread in our community.
After considering the latest guidelines issued by the CDC and their impact on our rehearsal and performance schedule, the Board of Directors made the difficult decision that we are unable to safely continue our 2019-2020 concert season. As a result, our May 16 concert Happy Birthday, Beethoven! and the June 26 HCS Chamber Choir concert The Contemporaries will both be canceled. This decision was not made lightly; however, your health and the health of all of our loved ones are our highest priorities right now.
We are deeply saddened by this situation, and I know that we were all looking forward to an incredible spring concert. That said, Dr. Klotz is already working on plans for an even bigger and better Beethoven birthday celebration in the upcoming 2020-2021 Concert Season.
I can assure you: Great things await!
We are asking that ticket holders allow tickets purchased for both of these affected concerts to become tax-deductible donations to HCS, as we are a non-profit with costs that must be covered this spring season. As a token of our thanks, for each ticket donated back to HCS, we will offer one free ticket for our first concert of the 2020-2021 Concert Season. If you have concerns or want to request a refund of your ticket, please contact email@example.com no later than April 30, 2020.
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Thank you for your support during this unusual situation, and we look forward to the time it is safe for us to gather and lift our voices in song again.
Chad Searcy, Ph.D.
President, Board of Directors
Houston Choral Society