The GMChorale has postponed indefinitely its concert “With Joy of Heart and Gladness,” previously scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 4:00 pm at the Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School, 200 La Rosa Lane, in Middletown, CT. The concert, which was to have presented choral and orchestral music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, and Mascagni, will be offered next season. All tickets have been refunded.
The action was taken to comply with recommendations for reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, by cancelling events that would attract large audiences. In addition, the City of Middletown has closed the public schools, including for outside events such as the GMChorale’s concert.
“After having several really wonderful rehearsals with the singers of the GMChorale, we are all very disappointed that we can’t share this beautiful music with our listeners in April, but in the interests of protecting the health of our musicians, the audience, and the general public, we fully support all efforts to contain this outbreak,” said Joseph D’Eugenio, Artistic Director of the GMChorale. “We look forward to finding a new opportunity to present this concert later in the year.”