NEXT CONCERT at 3pm on SUNDAY 5 DECEMBER 2021
Tickets available in advance through
Memorial Hall Box Office (cash payments only) and
The Naked Pantry , Station Rd, New Milton
This concert will be held with additional precautions, taking Covid-19 into account. It will therefore be shorter than usual, without an interval, and refreshments will not be available.
Concert details are outlined below:
Various adaptations have been made from our normal routines in order to challenge the threats posed by Coronavirus. Our concert will be somewhat shorter than usual and there will be no interval or interval refreshments. This is to limit the duration of interactions and mingling; that is sad - we normally enjoy meeting you during the intervals. However, needs must and your safety, and the safety of our musicians, is our priority.
We have capped our audience numbers to enable a degree of social distancing.
Please be aware that some seats will be unrestricted with potentially minimal social distancing, but distanced seating will be available in other areas.
Preventing Covid-19 reaching the concert
Proof of vaccination or a recent negative test result is not a requirement for entry to the concert. However we do ask our players and audience members to consider taking a lateral flow test no more than 24 hours before the event (irrespective of your vaccination status).
Do not attend the concert if you feel unwell or have a temperature, a new continuous cough, or loss/change of sense of taste or smell.
Equally please do not attend if you:
Have tested positive for Covid-19 in the previous ten days
Have been instructed to self-isolate by NHS Track and Trace or the NHS Covid-19 app;
Have returned to England from any country or territory not on the Government’s “green list”;
or if you have been in contact with someone who is infected or is self-isolating.
Minimising the risk of transmission
Please use hand sanitiser on arrival. Please consider wearing a face covering to help protect vulnerable members of the audience and orchestra (except for a health or disability reason).
Players may remove coverings while playing.
External doors may be open to aid ventilation, so you may need extra clothing.
Toilets are available, but please minimise queuing.
No refreshments will be available.
Please stagger your departure to minimise bunching.
Doors will open from 14:30.
The concert duration will be approximately 1 hour and fifteen minutes.
THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS!
It might have happened in March 2020... but it didn't!
As we all know, the world changed - and we are left only with this poster as a souvenir of the concert that never was.