The Sooke Philharmonic Society regretfully announces that its popular free outdoor summer concert — the Philharmonic Fling! — cannot take place as scheduled this year due to ongoing public health concerns. The 2020 Fling! was originally set for July 5 at Ed Macgregor Park, Sooke.
“We join all Sooke and area residents in the hope that this is just a postponement and not a cancellation and that we will be able to assemble together again before the rains come, and celebrate with a program of pops family fun music,” noted Kathleen Campbell, Society Board President.
The Society Board will investigate the possibility of a new concert date in consultation with community health and public officials.
Traditionally, The Fling! is a way for the Sooke Philharmonic Society to say “thank you” to area residents for their support throughout the year. A rescheduled 2020 Fling! would have the added incentive of marking the return to the community gatherings that all area residents enjoy.
Since its inception 22 years ago, the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra has grown to become the major musical presence it is today and acknowledged as one of Canada’s finest community orchestras.