MORRISBURG — Like most arts organizations, the Seaway Valley Singers have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. After being forced to cut its Spring semester short and cancel its year-end concert, the choir now has no option but to scratch its Fall session, along with its popular annual Christmas concert.
With singing not being allowed under Stage 3 reopening guidelines without extensive physical distancing measures, the SVS Board of Directors has deemed that bringing the singers back together simply would not be feasible at this time.
“We were looking forward to presenting our Christmas concert this December, not only seasonal music but also a bit of Beethoven in honour of the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s death,” comments Artistic Director Robert Jones. “Although we have suspended our activities for now,” adds SVS President Michael Ouellette, “we remain committed to serving the community when the danger has passed.”
The Seaway Valley Singers hope to be able to resume their activities in the not-too-distant future.