After a wonderful dress rehearsal with Bel Canto, Sheffield Music Academy string orchestra and soloists, the snow came down heavily around 6pm causing treacherous conditions on the roads. Choir members who had gone home to change were stranded in traffic pile ups across the region due to ice on the roads. The young musicians from Sheffield who had been rehearsing until 5.45pm were at risk of being stranded in St Margaret’s for the night as the prospect of driving back to Sheffield safely looked highly unlikely.
The last minute decision to cancel the performance was very disappointing but the only sensible thing to do under the circumstances.
So – apologies to the handful of hardy audience members who braved the elements. This concert will be rearranged as soon as possible – preferably without snow!
Watch this space.