Dear loyal singers, supporters, and friends,
I’m sure you’ve been expecting an email like this from us! We are very sorry to bring the news that we have decided to cancel the following workshops due to the current COVID-19 pandemic:
Early Nights Monday 23rd March
Early Nights Monday 30th March
Bach Club VI Saturday 4th April
We are reserving judgement about Bach Club VII on 2nd May (and the workshops beyond that) until closer to the time, and will keep you informed about what we decide. We have also postponed the release of the next season of Early Nights until the situation is more clear.
As I’m sure you can imagine, this is a precarious time for Platinum, being such a small business – this has the potential to shut us down completely. We therefore ask you to consider donating your workshop fee to Platinum – some of you have already kindly offered to do so. We want to be able to pay the professional musicians and front of house staff we have already booked, and to ensure Platinum as an organisation has the security to withstand the next few months.
If you are willing to donate your workshop fee(s), please reply to this email saying so. If we do not hear from you either way by Bach Club day, 4th April, we will assume that you are happy with this. If this is not acceptable to you, please also get in touch and we can discuss other options, such as credit notes or refunds.
In nine years of running these workshops, we have never once had to cancel and we are extremely sad that it has come to this. Your generosity will help to ensure that workshops are able to resume with their usual vigour once it is safe for them to take place.
Wishing you all a safe and uneventful couple of months,
Scott and Miranda