It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of our Hilary Term concerts on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th of March. The college is closing as of today until the 29th March in accordance with government guidelines concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, and as a result the CSC has suspended all society events planned for the period of closure.
We shall do our best to ensure our choir’s hard work has not gone to waste, and that this programme may be performed in part or in total during a semester in the near future. As you may imagine, everything is a little up in the air.
Despite everything, we managed to successfully carry out our AGM last night. With Dermot Frost expertly taking the lead as Chair, this went off without a hitch; we successfully welcomed in a new committee for the next academic year. A handover will be carried out as and when social gatherings are once again permitted without the fear of endangering public health.
On behalf of the outgoing committee, I would like to offer my sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused by these proceedings (it has been a stressful few days…). We would also like to thank our choir members for all their hard work and dedication to this programme for the last few months – regardless of this untimely end to the semester, we have had a blast singing with you all.
Huge thanks also to our audience members, Friends, orchestra members, soloists, anonymous donors, the TCD Association and Trust, the Visual and Performing Arts Fund Committee, and all who have supported the choir this year. I would like to personally thank David Leigh for his continuing commitment to the choir, our auditors John Hynes and David Chew for putting up with me, and – last but not least – our wonderful Hon. Secretary Áine Dineen.
I could easily write a book on everything Áine has done and is continuing to do for this choir, and we will never be able to thank her enough for it all – though if you do happen to see her around, don’t hesitate in trying to do just that! Do not, however, try to convince her to return to rehearsals next semester…
On that note: take care, wash your hands properly and regularly, and tune in next time for Choral Society 2020/21!
Hon. Treasurer UDCS