The Nelson Civic Choir Committee have decided to postpone the performance of The Creation scheduled for May 16th and the 160th celebratory dinner because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Why did we decide this?
The health and safety of our members is paramount, and our choir has many senior members who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. Our support base of people who come to our concerts also includes many senior people who are in this vulnerable category. Anyone with an underlying health issue is even more vulnerable.
On March 16th the Government advised that public events or mass gatherings where 500 or more people are together in one place, at any one time, should be cancelled. Examples include concerts, festivals and sports matches. The Creation concert would involve having about 450 performers and members of the audience in one place.
The situation is fluid, with new decisions by Government each day, and so we have no date as yet for when we can perform The Creation. I will keep you updated.
All choir rehearsals are cancelled until further notice as a result of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic and the vulnerability of our choir.