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ANCA Choralfest 2021

Tue May 26 2020

Message from the President - Dr. Debra Shearer-Dirié

Every two years ANCA looks forward to hosting Choralfest, however with much consideration we are announcing the postponement of Choralfest 2021 to 20-23 April 2022 in Adelaide. 

Whilst we anticipate the restrictions on large meetings will have lifted before 2021, the uncertainty associated with the increasing spread of COVID-19 has resulted in concern about the ability of sponsors, stakeholders, international and Australian conductors and potential attendees to commit to Choralfest over the course of this year.

A significant dimension in the planning for Choralfest 2021 was the opportunity to be part of the Adelaide Year of the Choir 2021 (AYC21), a celebration of choirs and choral singing in the City of Adelaide. ANCA is pleased that with the decision to transfer the AYC21 to 2022, ANCA’s Choralfest will be able to be part of this exciting and significant cultural event for the city. 

Although a challenging decision, it has been made in consultation with the SA Choralfest Committee in recognition of the evolving and unpredictable nature of the global medical crisis COVID-19, impacting communities globally. We apologise for this, hoping the reasons are understandable. We look forward to what will be an excellent Choralfest 2022 with your support and attendance. 

Please save the dates 20-23 April 2022 in your diaries and plan to join us to celebrate the power of singing as it connects and unites us in music-making and conversation. We will have a lot to talk about.

We thank you for your support and patience at this time.

Debra Shearer-Dirié
ANCA President 
on behalf of ANCA National Council and the Choralfest Committee


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