Chronos Music Society is committed to maintaining a responsible approach to health precautions. We may update recommendations as necessary in advance of each performance, and we expect all attending patrons will comply with any such measures. 

Update October 2022:

As we resume performances for the 2022-2023 Season, we encourage – but do not require – masking by audience members.

In the large venues of McDougall Church and All Saints Cathedral, we expect a certain amount of distance from other audience members to be available for those who desire it. We will continue to limit the duration of concert programs, and to provide supplemental air purification before and between between halves of a performance with an intermission.

We expect to perform unmasked this season, however we are still exercising many precautions as we rehearse, including masking for the majority of rehearsal time.

We continue to require that anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 refrain from attending Chronos Vocal Ensemble events. At this time, we will not require proof of vaccination from audience members.

Here’s what Chronos Vocal Ensemble is doing:

The Choir:

  • Our singers are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
  • We wear masks to rehearse and perform
  • We will keep distance from the audience inside the venue
  • We will limit the duration of the performance


  • Venues have been chosen with attention to our ability to manage audience traffic and allow for distancing
  • We are continuing to limit ticket sales to avoid a packed house, however no longer guaranteeing distanced seating.
  • We are continuing to provide a distanced seating option for those holding subscription tickets and preferring this option
  • We are operating supplemental air purification before and after the performance, and during intermission.

Here’s what we’re asking you to do:

  • Please stay home if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, in keeping with the the COVID-19 Alberta Daily Health Checklist.
  • We ask that audience members be vaccinated against COVID-19, and that anyone not fully vaccinated await a future opportunity to experience the choir live. However, as of May 2022, we will no longer be requesting proof of vaccination from audience members.
  • Please take advantage of online options to experience a Chronos performance if you are unwell or unvaccinated.
  • All audience members are asked to wear a mask while inside the venue, including while seated during the performance.
  • When you arrive, please check in with your entire party. Present ID in the purchaser’s name to receive tickets/seat assignments for your party. Ushers will assist patrons in locating seats.

At least two weeks have elapsed since your final dose of an approved vaccine.

For Bridges, our final performance of the 2022-2023 Season, we will no longer be checking proof of vaccination.

Your safety and the safety of all our performers and audience members is our primary concern. At this time we ask that all those not vaccinated or unable to wear a mask or face covering avoid in-person attendance at our performances. We are making extra effort to ensure all concerts are streamed and/or recorded to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the Chronos experience; please stay tuned for more information. You may also enjoy recordings on our YouTube channel.

For each performance, we are also offering a high-quality live stream, full-length video release, or both. Check out our Digital Season offerings.

All subscribers and ticket holders will be provided access to our online, streamed and/or recorded versions of each performance this season at no additional charge. If you are unable to attend in person for any reason, please join us online, whether live or afterward. 

We sincerely hope to be able to carry out all this year’s performances, including if we have to resort to an online-only format for presentation. If even this is not possible, ticketholders will be offered a credit, refund or opportunity to convert the purchase to a receiptable donation.

Concert Experience

Yes. Until further notice, singers will be masked for rehearsals and performance. Exceptions may be made for certain soloists for limited time-frames. We expect this may evolve as the season progresses, balancing a commitment to safety with the desire to give and experience a compelling performance.

Yes, we ask that all audience members, regardless of age, wear masks of specifications compliant with Alberta’s guidance for masks for the general public.

Updated for May 2022: We are no longer implementing distanced seating for single ticket sales. Subscribers who purchased tickets in fall 2021 will be given the option for distanced seating in an area of the auditorium designated for this purpose. 

Yes. We will continue to adjust our procedures with attention to COVID-19 statistics, norms in the performing arts sector, and any government regulations. We will continue to update our procedures as appropriate, and inform ticket holders of any changes as the season progresses.

Our May 1 performance of Bridges will be about 90 minutes in length, including a brief intermission. 

Update for May 2022: We expect to be sold out by the time of the performance. Online sales through our website will be available as long as the “add to bag” button is visible. Purchased tickets may be collected at Will Call.