OCTOBER 1–4, 2020
THURSDAY TO SUNDAY
A LETTER FROM THE ORGANIZERS ABOUT THIS YEAR’S SINGCON
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
After a difficult few months throughout the world, we were really looking forward to seeing you at SingCon 2020 in October in Philadelphia. We thought that our huge Cathedral there would be perfect for physical distancing.
However, the Canada-USA border is currently closed, making it virtually impossible for many of our Canadian participants to plan attending. The economic downturn resulting from lockdowns and shutdowns in response to the pandemic has forced people to save money and cut expenses, meaning some may not be able to pay for travel, accommodation, and meals.
On top of that, certain studies suggest that singing in close proximity to one another might spread SARS-CoV-2 faster. Although the science on this is not conclusive, many churches are not eager to be held liable for people getting sick due to participation in large gatherings and public worship.
Due to these various factors, SingCon 2020, which had been scheduled for October 1-4, 2020, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has unfortunately been cancelled.
God willing, we hope to see you next year at SingCon 2021. Stay tuned for further information.
In order to help you out during this difficult time, we will be posting resources on our website in the form of texts, music, videos of seminars, and audio of church singing, including an online SingCon-A-Thon on October 1-4, the date of the originally planned weekend gathering. If you have specific requests for resources and topics to be addressed, please write to us with your suggestions.
We ask you to pray for peace throughout the world, for the well-being of God’s holy Churches and for the unity of all. May God bless you!
Sincerely Yours in Christ,