CCC and Coronavirus
The health and well-being of our family audiences, musicians and partner organisations is at the forefront of our minds as we go into the unknown (anyone else now singing the immortal lines from Frozen 2?)
On a serious note though, the safety of our communities is at the centre of everything and we are closely monitoring the impact of coronavirus.
Although it’s the most sensible thing, we’re sad to announce that our Fiddlesticks and Wonderland concerts have to be called off. We were very excited to work with the amazing Maxwell Quartet and to visit Eastwood Park Theatre in Giffnock and The Barn in Banchory for Fiddlesticks, as well as with our Essential Orchestra at Perth Festival of the Arts and Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling, for Wonderland.
We’re looking into the possibility of rescheduling, but if this can’t be arranged, we will return to all venues at some stage, if not with these concerts, with other exiting performances.
If you have tickets for any of these events, CCC as a registered charity (SC022841), would really appreciate it if you’re able to consider donating the cost of your ticket rather than requesting a refund. Every contribution like this will help to ensure our future, as well as support the livelihood of venues and artists. Like everyone, we’re trying to make the best of this unpredictable situation. Venues are hopeful they’ll be able to make arrangements to ensure customers don’t have to book again if they donate their ticket and we are able to reschedule the event. If however, you’d like to go ahead with a refund, please contact the appropriate venue (links above). Your patience would also be welcome, as they’ll no doubt be dealing with a high volume of enquiries.
We’d also like to apologise to all schools and families affected by the cancellation of our creative storytelling projects. We’re really disappointed that we couldn’t see it through and thank you for the hard work that went into your stories and pieces. It’s such a shame that the process had to stop, but the music doesn’t. There are lots of things around the house that can be made musical and of course, singing your favourite songs or having a dance are both great ways to keep both body and mind active behind closed doors.
We’ll try to bring you any news from our musicians and hope to share video clips of short performances, games to try and general chat to keep spirits up. We’d also love to hear from you about how you’re getting on and how music is helping – feel free to send us a message on social media.
Similarly, it’s a real shame that we can no longer run our workshops at Glasgow Science Centre’s Little Explorer event at the end of the month and hope that we can get involved whenever a new date can be set.
There’s an unprecedented amount of disruption in the air, but hopefully, through music, we can stay connected. CCC’s team will be working from home, so please bear with us if there’s a delay in getting back to you. We’ll be looking ahead and making preparations for activities and performances, ready to resume again, whenever it’s safe and practical to do so. We look forward to the day we can welcome you back to a CCC concert or workshop. Stay well and thanks for your support, Team CCC.
For the latest NHS advice on Coronavirus (COVID-19), click here.