Health and Safety Protocols for Fall 2021 Performances

Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBTQ+ and allied classical chorus, is committed to the health and safety of our audience members, singers, musicians, and staff during the 2021-2022 Season. We are proud to have joined the ArtsBoston consortion of GREATER BOSTON ARTS AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATIONS PRIORITIZING SAFER EXPERIENCES, who have already seated thousands of audience members safely this season by adhering to protocols. We so appreciate the help of our community in making the joy of live performances viable again and as safe as possible. It is estimated that 98% of Boston-area arts and culture audiences will be fully vaccinated by the end of September, 2021.. (WolfBrown Report, May 2021).

Coro Allegro commits to being transparent about our policies and protocols and doing our best to keep you informed of any changes. The following policies cover Coro Allegro’s live programs, our Monday, October 25 performance as guest of the Terezín Music Foundation, and our Sunday November 14, 2021 concert,  Fauré Requiem and Diverse Works of Compassion, Hope, and Gratitude at the Church of the Covenant. We look forward to seeing you there!

  1. We will follow all CDC and City of Boston guidelines.
  2. All performers, staff and volunteers will be fully vaccinated.
  3. All staff and volunteers in contact with the public and all performers will wear snug fitting CDC-approved masks.  Any musicians that need to remove a mask to perform (singers, brass, winds etc.) will only do so when performing—they will wear a mask at all other times. Any musician who will be required to remove their mask to perform will also be tested for COVID-19  on the day of the performance, using rapid antigen tests (shown  to be 97% sensitive for detecting the presence of infectious viral loads, source ).  
  4. For audiences, we will be following the COVID protocols recently announced by Symphony Hall and other performing arts spaces and theaters in the Greater Boston area.
    • Audience members over the age of 12 will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative test result, either a PCR test taken within 72 hours or an rapid antigen test taken within the last 12 hours before entering the hall.
    • Proof of a negative test will be accepted for children under age 12.
    • Proof includes vaccination card, photos of same, digital records, test results, or date-stamped photos of home tests.
    • All audience members over the age of 2 will be required to wear a snug fitting CDC-approved mask except when patrons are actively drinking. (Please note that gaiters, face shields, and masks with valves are not an acceptable substitution).
  5. Please see our venue pages for information about ventilation and filtration.
  6. Coro Allegro Refund Policy: To accommodate audience concerns and need for flexibility under changing circumstances, Coro Allegro will offer the chance to exchange tickets for a future performance, a rebroadcast of the performance, or to convert tickets to donations, up to 24 hours before any performance.  If on the day of the performance you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact to exchange your ticket to a rebroadcast of the performance.
  7. Contactless ticketing: Our new ticketing system allows for digital tickets which can be scanned at the door. Print at home and paper will-call tickets are also available.