Organ Festival Canada 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing global pandemic Organ Festival Canada 2020 has been cancelled. Every day we learn more about the impact of COVID-19 and there is much uncertainty about what the next weeks and months will bring. Recent developments suggest that it will be several months before we are out the other side of this. As a result, and after much thoughtful discussion and consultation, we have concluded that it is not viable to proceed with Organ Festival Canada in Victoria in July, 2020.
For those who have already registered for the Festival, or purchased concert tickets, you can expect to receive information about applying for a refund in the coming days. If you are able, please consider donating the value of your tickets, or a portion of your registration, back to Organ Festival Canada. This can be done by applying for only a partial refund and letting us know of your wish to receive a tax receipt for the remainder.
Like many arts organizations who have had to cancel programming, we will be suffering a financial loss and your donation, no matter how small, will help us to offset costs incurred to date. We were also eagerly looking forward to bringing you a line-up up first-rate artists, all of whom rely on work like this for their livelihood. Any remaining funds will go towards compensating them for the work they had already undertaken to prepare for such a high-profile international event.
If you have already made a donation to Organ Festival Canada we are deeply grateful to you for your kindness and thank you for your support. Although we are not able to refund receipted donations your gift is much appreciated and will help us to help with unrecoverable costs and support for our musicians.
These are challenging times but we will get through it together. Stay well, be kind, and take care of each other.
Photo Credits: Destination Greater Victoria