Why do you allow concerts to clash with other local events?

We do try to avoid clashes with other local concerts, fireworks, major sporting events and anything else that might reduce our audience. However, our concert dates are heavily constrained by the availability of the hall, our conductor, our soloists and the need to rehearse during term time when most of our members are around.

There is a shared concert diary for the south east that aims to make it easier to identify and avoid clashes with other local music groups, but as you will see it’s very busy and moving a concert will often result in a different set of clashes.