After careful consideration of the options and ramifications, and having the members well-being and safety at the forefront of our minds, BABS has made the decision to cancel QuartetCon 2020. This cancellation will impact the 2020 International Quartet Qualification Contest, the 2020 Youth Quartet Contest, the 2020 Senior Quartet Contest, the BinH Mixed Quartet Contest and all related events scheduled to be held on-site. It is our intention that these contests will be incorporated into Sing 2021 and will therefore be held in May 2021.

The BABS Board has agonised long and hard over this decision and have studied the scientific advice as well as the financial impacts. A virtual contest, postponement, and many other solutions have been considered. In the end, we are unwilling to create any reason for members to gather in groups to prepare for video submissions or events in the near future.

We know that this will leave another gap in the lives and hearts of the BABS community who look forward to these annual events with anticipation and excitement. It is a loss to us all and we feel very sad we will not be able to share in person events with you this year.