9 May 2020
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9 May 2020 LCO

COVID-19 Update

Following government guidelines issued on 17 March 2020 regarding COVID19 social restrictions, we are announcing with heavy hearts the cancellation of our concerts on 25 March and 6th May and the rescheduling of our concert in partnership with Queen Mary University of London on 27 March 2020, which will now take place on 23 November 2020.

The health and wellbeing of our musicians, staff, soloists and audience is our first priority and with the latest recommendations of social distancing, we feel this is the only decision which supports the effort in stopping the spread of the virus.

The widespread cancellations amongst the arts will deal a devastating blow to musicians and audiences around the globe and we, at LCO, are working hard implementing ways to support our LCO family through this unprecedented time.

Freelance musicians are particularly vulnerable in situations such as these as they do not receive an income if they cannot perform, therefore, we are asking that you consider helping us to support our musicians who would have been performing with us on 25 and 27 March, via our appeal page. Whilst we regret to say we are unable to pay the full amount due to our musicians, we will be making a starting donation of £2,500.

Our intention is to continue preparing for our 2020/21 season as planned and although we won’t see you in person in the near future, please follow our social media platforms for regular updates and entertaining content to keep you engaged and connected with us over this time of isolation.

The LCO family is vast and strong and together we can use music to look beyond this challenging time.

Thank you for your continued support. We hope you are all staying well, and look forward to seeing you when public concerts are possible once again.

Please contact Cadogan Hall if you have already purchased tickets for our 25 March concert.

If you have purchased tickets for our 27 March concert in partnership with QMUL, the university will reach out to you shortly.

The LCO team