After carefully considering the health and safety of Birch Creek’s students, visitors, faculty, workers and volunteers, the board of trustees and executive director have unanimously voted to cancel Birch Creek’s 2020 summer season, including all events, programs, sessions and performances, June 1 – Aug. 10.
During any given summer, talented students, staff and faculty from across the nation and abroad gather at the Egg Harbor campus to collaborate in a life-changing teaching-learning environment. Birch Creek offers 30 concerts in eight weeks, plus numerous free outreach performances off-campus throughout Door County. In all, Birch Creek reached more than 17,000 people between paid and free concerts last year.
“We are devastated that we will not have the opportunity to share that Birch Creek legacy this summer,” said Executive Director Mona Christensen, “but we are prepared to meet this challenge with creativity, with families, students, patrons, donors, faculty, sponsors and volunteers in mind.”
Visit birchcreek.org to read announcements about upcoming concerts and events later this year. The 2020 Fall Concert Series will run Sept. 5 – Dec. 5, and Birch Creek will return to its academy programming in 2021.