Our concerts in March are cancelled due to COVID-19

Dear Friends of The Vancouver Chopin Society,

The forced last-minute cancellations of our two concerts in March (after considerable expenses and efforts had been devoted toward promoting the events), and the uncertainty we faced about our final concert of the season, have put us in an extremely precarious financial position. At this point, we are not sure how long this very real threat caused by the Corona virus will continue.

Ever since our very first concert in 1998, we have worked to give Vancouver audience concerts of the highest artistic calibre, presenting great artists interpreting timeless music. We thank you for your loyalty and support in the work that we do.

Regarding the cancelled concerts, subscribers and ticketholders have several options:

  • Please consider donating the value of your ticket to The Vancouver Chopin Society. This will help soften the blow the current crisis will have on us.
  • Exchange your ticket(s) for a concert, or concerts, in our 2020-2021 season.
  • Receive a full refund for your ticket(s).

Please remember that The Vancouver Chopin Society is operated entirely by volunteers, who give their time, their talents and often their not inconsiderable financial assistance to sustain our work. Presenting the arts is never an easy venture, but we continue to do what we do because we believe in the value of great art, and we believe that great art must be sustained by all our efforts.

To the many of you who have expressed a wish to donate your ticket, we thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

Please contact us as soon as possible at 604-871-4450, or at info@chopinsociety.org, to discuss your options. We urgently need to have a clear picture of our financial situation before we can decide on our next steps.

Once again, we thank you for standing by us through the years. With your help, we are confident that we can get through this current crisis. We look forward to seeing all of you at our future concerts.

In gratitude,

Patrick May, President
The Vancouver Chopin Society