‘Thanks edition’ Proms for healthcare staff postponed due to rising…

Healthcare staff is once again overrun as hospitalizations due to Covid-19 rise sharply. Music festival Night of the Proms therefore decides to postpone the ‘Thanks edition for care’ – announced last month to thank healthcare staff for their efforts during the corona crisis – possibly until spring.

The ‘Thanks edition for care’ was only announced last month. The intention was to thank the Flemish care providers and volunteers for their enormous efforts during the pandemic over the past year and a half.

The organization previously moved the ‘classic’ concerts to November 18 and 19, 2022, after they could not continue in 2020 either. But now the ‘Thanks edition’ for the Flemish care providers and volunteers must also be postponed to spring. The organization of the music festival announced this on Thursday.

Unfortunately, the current situation with rising corona figures does not allow them to enjoy these concerts carefree. Both concerts, scheduled for November 19 and 20 in the Sportpaleis, will therefore be postponed to next spring. The healthcare sector is thus once again assuming its responsibility to take care of the expected influx of fourth wave patients in the coming weeks and to continue to provide regular care,” the organization says on its website.

Healthcare employees who already have a ticket will receive an email with more information. The same applies to the many healthcare workers who are on the waiting list. The two shows were sold out, funding was even sought for a third and fourth show.

The ‘Thanksgiving for Care’ was an initiative of the Flemish government, the ZNA and GNA hospitals, and PSE Belgium, the organizer of the Night of the Proms in the Sportpaleis.

Axelle Red, Sandra Kim, Stan Van Samang, Sylver, Mama’s Jasje, Willy Sommers and Night of the Proms habitué John Miles have already agreed to perform on 19 and 20 November, together with the choir Fine Fleur and Antwerp Philharmonic Orchestra.