During these difficult times when we are not able to attend concerts and musicians are not able to perform in public, some musicians are providing music online for our enjoyment.
Some of these concerts are free of charge, some musicians are asking for a donation for their "virtual" concerts. It is worth remembering that while such restrictions exist to help us and the NHS, musicians are not able to earn money as they normally would.
Below are some links to online music provided by musicians. As we become aware of more, we will add them.
Many are available on websites such as "Youtube"
With the current situation in mind, Chipping Sodbury Music Society regrets to announce that we have cancelled the last two concerts for this 2019 - 20 Season:
April 7 - The Bristol Chamber Choir
May 5 - The Shirley Smart Jazz Trio
The Music Society Committee felt it was in the best interests of our members, guests and the musicians themselves not to expose anyone unnecessarily to this virus.
We plan to re-book these musicians for a future season in the future. In light of the fact that these musicians rely on the income from these concerts and are now having all their concerts cancelled at short notice, we have decided to pay them 50% of their concert fees. We hope this small geture will help them to continue with their excellent performing.
The Annual General Meeting, for members of the Society due to be on June 9, has also been cancelled, but may be re-booked for a later date, if possible. We will notify members if this happens, and look forward to welcoming them then.
Meanwhile, the next season of excellent concerts (2020 - 21 Season) is finalised in the hope that we will be able to start the new season in October this year. We will provide regular updates on .this websit
We look forward to seeing our existing members, and new ones for the next season.
In the meantime, we hope you all keep safe and well and we look forward to some excellent concerts of live music in our warm and convivial atmosphere.
Chair, Chipping Sodbury Music Society
Waitrose Community Matters
Chipping Sodbury Music Society are delighted that we were included in Waitrose's "Community Matters" scheme in Chipping Sodbury and will shortly be receivinh a cheque from them.
This will help us weather this current storm and enable us to continue to organise more excellent concerts for next season and beyond.
Thank you Waitrose!