Melos Choir and Period Instruments

 

May 4, 2020

As I write this update, it has been almost 2 months since our choir and period instrumentalists have been able to meet for rehearsal.  Due to the need for risk containment in the face of COVID 19, we have had to cancel our May 8 concert, Voces Feminarum. However, we are planning to offer this beautiful program in spring of 2021. Please see our web page for 2019/20 subscriber refund details.

The Board of Directors and our Artistic Director Holly Gwynne-Timothy continue to plan for the 2020/21 season. We so look forward to the time we can meet again to enjoy the music once more.  We will provide updates to you on our web page and through Facebook and Twitter.

We would like to thank our audience members, friends, sponsors, and donors for your generous support of Melos.  It was a successful season with your support. In October, “Birds and Beasts” shed light on the natural world with a slideshow and Early Music about nature. In December,   “In Dulci Jubilo”, wove musical highlights together from 700 years of Germany’s rich Christmas legacy. Our fundraiser in February “Cloister to Carnival” was very generously supported by local businesses and our audience. We couldn’t have done this wonderful program without your support, and we are truly grateful.

Stay well.  See you soon.

Angela Stewart, President Melos Music Society

 

March 15, 2020

As a result of ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Melos Board of Directors has decided to discontinue choir and instrumentalist practices at this time. Hence, the Voces Feminarum concert will not take place on May 8, 2020. Given current uncertainty regarding the time period for risk containment and to avoid problems with rescheduling an additional performance in the fall, we are planning to hold this concert with a proposed date in the spring of 2021.

The  Board of Directors came to this difficult decision as a proactive step to comply with public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. We  appreciate that this announcement will be a major disappointment. On behalf of all the Melos Board of Directors, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience, frustration and disruption this will cause.  While we would have preferred to conduct the concert as originally planned, the health and safety of our members and our audience is our foremost concern.

For our subscribers and ticket holders please email treasurermeloskingston@gmail.com and let us know how you would like your ticket refund processed.

Option 1 – Donation – I would like to donate my ticket(s) and receive a charitable donation tax receipt.

Option 2 – Gift Certificate – Please mail me a gift certificate for the value of my ticket(s) that can be used for any future performances.

Option 3 – Refund – Please mail me a refund cheque for the value of my ticket(s)

 

 

 

 

NEWS IN REGARDS TO MELOS’ 2020 SEASON  

Dear Melos Supporters,

As a result of ongoing concerns regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Melos Board of Directors has decided to discontinue choir and instrumentalist practices at this time. Hence, the Voces Feminarum concert will not take place on May 8, 2020. Given current uncertainty regarding the time period for risk containment and to avoid problems with rescheduling an additional performance in the fall, we are planning to hold this concert with a proposed date in the spring of 2021.

The Board of Directors came to this difficult decision as a proactive step to comply with public health measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the virus. We appreciate that this announcement will be a major disappointment. On behalf of all the Melos Board of Directors, please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience, frustration and disruption this will cause.  While we would have preferred to conduct the concert as originally planned, the health and safety of our members and our audience is our foremost concern.

For our subscribers and ticket holders: Please email treasurermeloskingston@gmail.com and let us know how you would like your ticket refund processed.

Option 1 – Donation – I would like to donate my ticket(s) and receive a charitable donation tax receipt.

Option 2 – Gift Certificate – Please mail me a gift certificate for the value of my ticket(s) that can be used for any future performances.

Option 3 – Refund – Please mail me a refund cheque for the value of my ticket(s).

Thank you for your support and understanding during this challenging time.

Until we meet again,

Melos Choir & Period Instruments

Artwork by Richard Talbot and René Milot

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We are greatly indebted to our all of our Season Sponsors for the 2019-2020 season.

We also thank our granting agencies for the 2019-2020 season – The City of Kingston – Kingston Arts Fund and the Government of Canada

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Photograph of Fontenay Abbey by Paul M. Malo