Greetings from your YSMC Board!
Your Board has been meeting monthly by Zoom to assess and plan for the reopening of our Chorale season. From the outset in March, we have been following the Yuba-Sutter Health Department updates and local guidelines. As you know, our singers and audience members fall predominately into a demographic that his highly vulnerable to the Coronavirus.
With Covid-19 still spreading locally, we find that conditions have not improved enough to warrant a safe return to singing together. Therefore, in consultation with our Director, Kathryn, we have made the decision to keep the Chorale on pause for the fall season.
Even though we don't have expenses for the concert season, we still have some fixed expenses for the year. We need to maintain our insurance, storage facility, website and Post Office box. These expenses total about $2,000 annually.
We are writing to request some help from you to keep the Chorale going during our pause. We are asking for donations from our members and supporters to help cover these costs so that we can pick up where we left off. Whatever you can give is highly appreciated. Checks can be mailed to Box 207, Yuba City, CA 95992.
As soon as we see a significant local improvement or can be protected by a vaccine, we will be so grateful to announce a new concert season. Perhaps by Spring, 2021, conditions will be better. We know you are all disappointed and longing for the time when we will meet again to make beautiful music for our community. We love and miss you all.
2020 concert seasons postponed until further notice
On March 16, 2020, Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, issued a request that all senior citizens over 65 and those that are immunocompromised quarantine and isolate themselves in an attempt to combat COVID-19 Corona Virus. The Board of Directors of the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale is aware that the majority of both our singers and our audience are senior citizens, and has made the difficult decision to postpone both rehearsals and our Spring concert until further notice.
With everything that is going on, we wish everyone the best of the current situation and ask that everyone try to stay healthy, wash your hands constantly, and please stay home if you are feeling even a little ill. We will update you as soon as we have more information.
All of our 2020 concerts have been postponed until further notice. Thank you for understanding and bearing with us during this unprecedented time.
Hear an excerpt from our Winter 2016 concert
"Beautiful. Fabulous Harmonies..." - Robin Harriger
"...a lot of talented, dedicated singers..." - Dick Frantzreb
"...Possibly the best performance I have heard..." - Jeannie McClard
The new Bylaws have been voted and agreed upon by the current members of the Yuba Sutter Master Chorale (as of September, 2018). If you would like to have a copy or simply familiarize yourself with the new Bylaws, please click the link below.
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