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2020-21 Season during COVID-19

After a careful restart of socially distanced rehearsals in the outdoor Evergreen Independent School Pavilion in July 2020 (pictured above) followed by two small private concerts in August 2020, we then carefully proceeded with a new season of string music making during the autumn of the pandemic.

A suitable classroom for rehearsals was found (pictured below) allowing our players to be situated at least 2 meters apart from one another while continuing to follow the other recommended safety measures for gatherings as directed by our Provincial Health Officer.

Weekly Saturday morning rehearsals began September 19, 2020 with all members committing to follow updated COVID-19 Safety Plan (see below).  Unfortunately our in person gatherings were abruptly halted, suspended until further notice due to PHO orders in response to the second wave of COVID-19 impacting us all in the latter part of November 2020.   

Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra

COVID-19 Safety Plan for the HUB (Sept. 18, 2020)

• DO NOT ENTER if experiencing any COVID symptoms such as fever, chills, new cough,

shortness of breath, sore throat, and painful swallowing

• If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and have visited the facility in the previous 2

weeks, you must follow directions of the Provincial Health Officer and ensure that the

HUB staff is made aware for contact tracing purposes.

• Maintain physical distance between each other—2 metres (6 feet)—as much as possible

• Respect directional signage inside the HUB building

• Wash or sanitize hands frequently, including on arrival, at break times and at departure

• Cover coughs or sneezes with elbow, and avoid touching face with hands

• No hugs, handshakes, or high fives please

• Let your musical instrument strings do the talking—limit speech & keep voices down to

reduce droplet spread

• A maximum of 24 people may be gathered in the Heritage Room; a maximum of 48

people may be gathered in the Gym. Do not congregate or linger inside after meeting.

• Bring your own snack and drinking water; maximum 2 people in the kitchenette

• Enhanced room cleaning protocols will be followed

• Face masks/coverings are required to be worn by all people at all times within the

rehearsal and performance rooms (exceptions: children 2 years and under; during brief

food/drink breaks; rare other instances on the approval of the board only).

**If feeling sick with possible COVID symptoms stay home, no exceptions**

If you have fever, chills, a new cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, etc. call 8-1-1

or complete the online BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool at:


“Be Calm. Be Kind. Be Safe.”

***Important update March 13, 2020***

Due to the COVID-19 PANDEMIC and in support of public health efforts to limit the spread of this virus,  The 'Serenade for Spring' Concert previously scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:30 p.m. at Duncan United Church has NOW BEEN CANCELLED/POSTPONED until further notice.

We hope to be able to perform this program at a later date to be announced.


Come and let us serenade you with beautiful string music of Elgar, Delius, Barber, Handel, Mozart and more. 

(Photo taken c. Nov. 2018)