The Los Angeles Master Chorale announced Wednesday that it has postponed its concert season for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jean Davidson, the Master Chorale’s president and CEO, cited “the health and safety of our artists and audiences” in making the “difficult decision” to delay the season.
The chorale’s latest season — which had been set to begin Oct. 18 with a performance of Haydn’s “The Creation” — is now set for fall 2021.
Details about the concerts, including dates and times, will be announced later.
“While we are disappointed to have to delay our season, we look forward to returning to Walt Disney Concert Hall with a full slate of concerts in fall 2021, and we are committed to planning for a bright future,” Davidson said in a letter to supporters.
Subscriptions for the postponed 2020-21 season will be valid for the next season, and refunds are also available.
Davidson noted that the organization “will not be silent over this next year” and is “working diligently” on new digital performances that can be watched at home.
She said the organization is working closely with the American Guild of Musical Artists and the American Federation of Musicians to mitigate the effects of the season postponement on singers and orchestra musicians and to plan for a return to live performance.
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