Along with performing groups across the country and around the world, Cerddorion has regretfully suspended all live events for the foreseeable future. How poignant, that in this moment when people acutely need the arts to heal and connect us, we cannot be together in person.
All of us in Cerddorion know that you, our cherished audience, share our conviction that music brings beauty and meaning into people’s lives. We fervently look forward to sharing music with you again in person, just as soon as it becomes safe to do so. Until then, here is what we can tell you about Cerddorion’s plans:
Our November 2020 performances of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas are canceled. This production, initially scheduled for late March 2020, is the most ambitious project in Cerddorion’s 25-year history, and was to be the centerpiece of our anniversary season. So we are extending our birthday celebration: We will perform this magnificent opera during our 2021-22 season — fully staged, as we originally envisioned.
We hope to present at least one concert during Spring 2021. Our first program will likely be a cappella works, including the winners of this year’s Emerging Composers Competition.
The piece we commissioned this year in honor of the centennial of the 19th Amendment — Arise, by Sidney Boquiren — will have its world premiere either in late Spring 2021 or during the 2021-22 season.
From all of us in Cerddorion, we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and well. Thank you so much for being part of our family.