A Note from the Artistic Director
I hope this finds you and yours safe and healthy during these precarious times. The HHCS Board of Directors has met and developed a forward-looking plan with the primary goals of safety and communication. We have adopted a new theme for the 2020-21 season: A Season of Hope. This really encapsulates the vision of the Board for this season. We have so many things to hope for and look forward to.
We HOPE all of you are safe and healthy
We HOPE to be able to be together again, sooner rather than later, but only when it is safe
We HOPE to be able to perform for our loyal audience, when it is safe to do so
With these things in mind we offer you the HHCS’s 45th season, a season of cautious optimism
and A Season of Hope.
Dec. 4 – The Sounds of Christmas – Joyeux Noel (October 1 trigger date)
April 9 – Music, By George (February 1 trigger date)
May 30 – America Sings! (April 15 trigger date)
You will notice there are “trigger dates” for each event. The decision to proceed or cancel each event will be made by the trigger date based on current safety precautions. As a result of the uncertainty of the season we will not be offering season subscriptions, nor will we be offering single ticket sales until it is determined that a specific concert will indeed take place.
With no season subscriptions or pre-season ticket income we have initiated cost-saving measures to keep the HHCS solvent at this time. These measures, along with the revenue generated by your donations of ticket sales to our canceled concerts last season, are helping us to meet our ongoing expenses. Now, more than ever, our community support is critical. If you are able, and would like to make a donation, you may do so by visiting our website at www.hiltonheadchoralsociety.org and clicking on the donate button on the home page. Or, you can mail a contribution to our post office box address located at the bottom of this letter.
The HHCS is celebrating 45 years as an integral part of the Lowcountry musical scene this season. We have weathered hurricanes, financial downturns and now a worldwide pandemic, and yet we know the beauty of making music will once again return to our coastal shores when this is over because of the support and dedication of our volunteers, singers and loyal audiences. We look forward to the time when we can be together again.
Tim Reynolds, Artistic Director