Oceanside Concerts is a subscription concert series. Subscriptions are only available for the season. Tickets are not sold to individual concerts. The reason this is done is to have a predictable income that allows us to book the best talent available. It also means that our volunteers have a major campaign blitz before the season starts without all of the overhead of a box office. Even more importantly it gives the subscribers a carefully crafted concert experience over the entire series.
Subscriptions are transferable so if you’re unable to attend a concert you can invite a friend to attend in your place. Please ensure they bring your subscription card with them for the concert.
The 2020-2021 season, which would have been the seventh series presented by Oceanside Classical Concerts Society, has been postponed for a year. The impact of COVID-19 on public health is still of local and international concern. Based on the contagion risk consideration guidelines produced by the Government of British Columbia, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone the planned concert series until 2021-2022. Our demographic is in the higher risk category and deserves our best efforts to be cautious. We could not mitigate several of the risks associated with large gatherings, in spite of the measures we had planned to implement regarding hygiene and sanitation. At present, large gatherings are not permitted and the seating capacity of the Knox Church does not afford sufficient space for social distancing.
We thank our many loyal subscribers who had renewed for the 2020-2021 season and will carry your subscriptions forward into 2021-2022 season. If you had not yet renewed we will be in touch with you in the spring regarding subscription sales.
Oceanside Classical Concerts Society has been registered as a Charity by the Canada Revenue Agency. OCCS is dedicated to supporting local aspiring musicians through the OCCS Scholarship Fund, which will support students enrolling in post-secondary music programs and seeking a music-related career. If you would like to make a donation online, through Canada Helps, please use this link