The Maine Music Society
June 8, 2020
Contacts: Connie Hitchcock, Marketing Committee Chair, email@example.com
For immediate release
The Maine Music Society Cancels its 2020-2021 Season
The Maine Music Society Board of Directors regretfully decided to cancel its entire 2020-21 season including John Corrie’s final concert, A Gala Farewell, that had been postponed to September 27. The Directors made this decision after careful review of recent studies done regarding the virus and choral singing, and in response to recommendations by several national choral organizations. They were advised that it will not be safe to rehearse or perform until the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic can be controlled. The safety of their audience and chorale members must come first.
MMS will endeavor to find other ways to celebrate John Corrie’s 14 years of growth, fun and amazing music with MMS. Meanwhile, friends and patrons are welcome to send a personal note of thanks and best wishes to John via the MMS office. The address is:
Maine Music Society
46 Cedar Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
On a positive note, members of the MMS Chorale are sharing music that they love through the MMS Facebook page, accessible through the website, www.mainemusicsociety.org. MMS recently launched this weekly series called Making Music Soar using recommendations from Chorale and Board members. The posts include information about the submitters and links to the performances. MMS is also planning its third annual Online Auction to be held in November just in time for Holiday shopping. Please check the website in September for updated information.
The Board of Directors and performing members of the Maine Music Society appreciate the patience and understanding of its sponsors and patrons during these difficult times and look forward to the day when we can all sing together again!