2020 Events Announcement HARMONY COLLEGE 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT It is with great sadness BABS is cancelling Harmony College 2020. As we have always said the health and well-being of our members is at the forefront of our decision making. We moved the August dates to November however, according to current guidelines, and having studied all the scientific advice, welcoming 300 people to gather in an environment where we cannot 100% guarantee your safety is a risk we are unwilling to take in the face of the current pandemic. We believe that this decision is in the best interests of our attendees and faculty and we are formally cancelling any in-person event in November. We are planning Harmony College Online, for the 27th to 29thNovember and more information will be released soon. For many of us, Harmony College is something we attend year after year. We are in the habit of smiling at people we pass every day on site, singing with new friends at all hours, and enjoying the beer in the bar. We look forward to doing this with you at Harmony College 2021. 2020 QUARTETCON ANNOUNCEMENT 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. If you have specific questions, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions or contact [email protected].