A Holiday message from Amy Williams, President of The Savoy Company:
This Holiday season, we look back on 2020 with mixed emotions. Canceling our show in 2020 because of a worldwide pandemic was one of the hardest decisions we’ve ever had to make. And now, due to the ongoing nature of the emergency, the Officers and the Board of Directors had to make another hard decision. The health of our patrons and active membership is and will always be our chief priority. Therefore, the board voted to suspend the 2021 season until we feel confident we can keep everyone safe.
As disappointing as the temporary suspension of our season is, there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic about Savoy’s future.
2020 was, in many respects, an extremely positive year for Savoy.
We had one of the best and most enthusiastic new member classes ever! We are so proud of them and can’t wait to see them on stage!
After years of searching, we finally found a new backstage space that fits our needs as an organization perfectly. This space will work as a “clubhouse” where we can have meetings, build sets, design and create costumes, and so much more together as a company. It’s all set up, ready and waiting for us when we prepare to take the stage once again!
We’ve had weekly online socials, which culminated in a phenomenally successful Savoy Company holiday party! It included cocktail classes, a hat contest with prizes, and a virtual performance by our Beneficiary, The Chester Children’s Chorus. (If you did not already see their Holiday Concert click here. It is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and the holiday spirit in your heart!)
Although 2020 was complicated to say the least, it just goes to show that the true heart of our company, friendship and fun, is unwavering!
So what’s next? Does this mean we won’t have a 2021 season?
Absolutely not. The Savoy Company has survived pandemics, economic depressions, and world wars since our founding in 1901. As our lives begin to return to normal in the coming months, we will constantly have our finger on the pulse of the situation. As soon as it is safe to get together regularly, we will.
Until then, sign up for our email list! We have some great things in store this year, and we can’t wait for you to be a part of it!
Also, as you make your end of the year donations, please consider Savoy. While we will not have as much overhead this year, we will have some expenses, and we want to support our beneficiary Chester Children’s Chorus.
Until we meet again, I wish you and your loved ones all the best during this holiday season.