Tonight’s concert at Kingston Road United Church to welcome the winter solstice has been cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Presented by local musician and realtor Mark Battenberg, the concert was originally slated to take place on the evening of Monday, Dec. 20. However, given growing health and safety concerns it has been cancelled.
Battenberg said it was disappointing to have to cancel the concert for a second year in a row due to the pandemic.
It was especially tough to have to cancel tonight’s show as less than a week ago it was still going to be a go. However, the alarmingly rapid spread of Omicron over the past few days along with safety rules introduced by the provincial government on Friday afternoon combined to lead Battenberg to decide to cancel tonight’s concert.
“We had plenty of players from all over who were really looking forward to coming,” said Battenberg.
The concert, called The Flame Eternal: A Musical Meditation and Concert for the Winter Solstice, would have featured numerous musicians performing. It was also to be a collection point for donations of non-perishable food items.
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