Announcement from Spitalfields Music

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We’re very sad to announce that, based on the available HM Government information on coronavirus and the current lockdown, and to keep artists, audiences and staff safe, we have taken the difficult decision not to proceed as planned with this June’s Music Festival.

However, this is a postponement, rather than a cancellation.

We will do our very best to reschedule all Festival events across this autumn, to honour our promises to curators, artists, ensembles and composers.

Ticket purchasers will be contacted directly in the coming weeks with details on new performance dates.  Please bear with us; we will do our very best to keep you up to date, but with now-reduced staffing and remote working, it may take a little while.  Your bookings are safe in the meantime, and we promise that no one will pinch your special seats!

In the meantime, our award-winning work with dementia care homes and local schools, alongside our creative leadership programme, has had to be put on hold.  This is heartbreaking, as we can’t work directly with the people we most want to help. Our thoughts, in particular, are with patients in care homes, their families and the amazing carers, whom we’ve got to know well over the past two years and are facing really difficult times.

We are not announcing a fundraising campaign at this point, but instead ask that as many people as possible support Spitalfields Music by buying tickets for our ‘exploded’ Autumn Festival when new dates are available, and possibly helping us as a volunteer steward.  Sharing exceptional music and being with others is going to matter even more on the other side of this horrible episode.

Thank you for your understanding, and for now, stay home and stay safe.  We’ll be back with more music after this extended interval.

Much love,