Coronavirus update

Dear BSO concert-goers/supporters

We hope you are all well and have somehow managed to weather multiple lockdowns without live music! It is over a year since our last concert and, after several abortive attempts in the autumn, we can now be a little more confident about plans to restart rehearsals soon.

We are planning to present a concert at Langley Park on Saturday 17 July. The proposed programme is:

Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture

Elgar: Sea Pictures (with Janice Watson)

Beethoven: Symphony No 5

In theory, the “roadmap” would enable us to present this as normal, with no social-distancing of either players or audience. But we are not banking on it! There would certainly be no interval. One option is to put on two performances (one late afternoon, the other mid-evening), with a reduced-capacity audience, so that as many of you as possible might join us.

If you have a strong preference for a socially-distanced seating arrangement, then do email us as soon as possible to that effect ( If you don’t mind either way, there is no need to respond.

We will make special, one-off ticketing arrangements known in due course, once we decide whether it will be one performance or two. We will email you and put an announcement on the website.

In the meantime, put the date in your diary!

with very best wishes,

Mike Ibbott (Chair BSO)

PS the 2021/22 season is likely to reuse much of what we had to abandon this season – keep an eye on the website for details later in the summer …