January 13, 2021
Happy New Year! We are excited that 2021 has arrived. Thank you for continuing to support Cypress Creek FACE during an intermission that was longer than any of us anticipated. This letter is to address where we are and what we are hoping to do in the future. While we are concerned with the increasing coronavirus infection rate, we do have some information that allow us to plan for the future.
The COVID vaccine is being distributed. Dr. Fauci spoke at a national arts conference this past weekend and expressed hope that the vaccine would be available to the general population by May and community-immunity (80% vaccinated) might be accomplished by September. We have also received news that the Cypress Creek Christian Church anticipates the post-Harvey reconstruction of The Centrum will be completed by April/May 2021.
Since our local area schools are already doing in-person teaching now ~ with masks and social distancing ~ we feel confident we can bring back our Summer Strings Camp program this summer.
- Strings Camp (6th graders) – June 14-18, 2021
- Summer Strings Camp (7th & 8th graders) – July 12-16, 2021
If our community is able to reach an 80-90% community-immunity and we continue to wear masks as the CDC recommends, we feel confident that our in-person performances can return in October. We are excited to announce the 2021-2022 Star-Lit! Season lineup:
- The Texas Tenors – Saturday, October 16, 2021 (Please understand this postponement was unavoidable. March is just too soon for everyone’s safety.)
- The Kingdom Choir (from London, England) – Saturday, December 4, 2021
- The Four Freshmen – Friday, December 31, 2021
- The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston starring Belinda Davids – Saturday, February 19, 2022
- Celtic Angels Ireland – Saturday, March 26, 2022
- Forever Motown – Saturday, May 14, 2022
Our Promenade Series will start in September at John Wesley United Methodist Church and our Free Children’s Series will return this fall to Mangum-Howell Community Center. We will have both line-ups online soon.
2021-2022 marks our 25th Season. The renewal of our programs will be a celebration for us as we join you to renew our friendships, our performances, and our return to normalcy.
FACE Executive Director
September 1, 2020
Thank you for following along with us during the intermission of our FACE performances. Our hearts go out to all those whose health and livelihoods have been affected by this health crisis. We truly hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy.
Covid-19 has impacted so many aspects of our lives – our daily routines, visits with family and friends, our work. FACE has been similarly disrupted. This pandemic has brought our performances to a standstill, strongly impacting our revenue streams, while depriving YOU, our patrons, of the uplifting power of the music which FACE has provided for so many years.
Although the challenge is significant, there are bright spots appearing that will help us as we go forward:
- The Centrum has announced the reconstruction will be complete by December 2020
- Recent announcements of the potential development of a vaccine for this virus
With The Centrum becoming available, we can now start planning our 2021 Star-Lit! season line-up. The curtain will rise again as we finally welcome The Texas Tenors to open our 2021 season’s performances. In addition to The Texas Tenors, our outstanding spring line-up presently includes:
- The Texas Tenors – Saturday, March 13, 2021
- Celtic Angels Ireland – Saturday, March 20, 2021
- The Four Freshmen – Saturday, April 10, 2021
- Forever Motown – Saturday, May 1, 2021
FACE will be celebrating our 24th Anniversary this fall, and we stand committed to resuming our cultural programs for our community. The renewal of our programs will be a celebration for us as we join with you to renew our friendships, our performances and our return to normalcy.
May spring 2021 be a fresh awakening to our kindred human spirits as we all long to embrace one another and the sounds of music once again. Until we greet one another again, stay safe and healthy.
Nita and Nolan Bedford
FACE Board of Directors Co-Chairs
May 8, 2020
While we are all social distancing, we wanted you to know that we have not forgotten or given up on our mission. Much like the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, we will be stronger than before and look forward to our 24th season, 2020-2021. We will continue our three major performing arts series ~ Star-Lit!, Promenade and Free Children’s ~ in the 2020-2021 Season plus our Klein Art Day program with Klein ISD. We have had to cancel our summer camp program for 2020 but will be back in the summer of 2021.
While uncertainty seems to be a part of daily life, we are certain we need to continue in our mission to provide outstanding performances and educational opportunities for our community. While we are cutting expenses in every way possible in the coming months, we need your help now. Cypress Creek FACE will recover, but only with the assistance of our most loyal fans and donors.
April 13, 2020
As we have all entered uncharted territory with the Coronavirus Pandemic, we want you to know that we are still thinking about you, our patrons. We know that social distancing is the most important way to slow the spread of this virus. With that in mind, we feel it’s necessary to cancel the remainder of our 2019-2020 season.
As of today, I am still working with Daneliya’s agent and manager (in Kazakhstan) to postpone her concert to the fall of 2020.
I am happy to announce The Texas Tenors will be postponed to Saturday, September 26, 2020 and become the 2020-2021 Star-Lit! Season opener.
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our April Promenade concert featuring Mercury on April 14, our Free Children’s Series performance of Joseph Dixon’s “History & Songs of the Mardi Gras Indians” on April 18 and our May Promenade concert featuring Thomas Hultén and the Jazz Vikings on May 12.
We hope this answers your many questions about our future 2019-2020 concerts.
You have four OPTIONS from which to choose regarding the tickets you currently hold for the remaining concerts:
Option 1: You may hold your current reservation/tickets and receive replacement tickets for the following performances, once they are rescheduled:
Daneliya Tuleshova – March 29 – awaiting confirmation on fall 2020 date
Mercury – April 14 – cancelled
The Texas Tenors – May 3 – Postponed to September 26, 2020
Thomas Hultén and the Jazz Vikings – May 12 – cancelled
Option 2: You may transfer the dollar amount of your tickets to another performance through the end of next season (July 31, 2021).
Option 3: You may make your ticket purchase a tax-deductible donation to Cypress Creek FACE.
Option 4: You may request a refund for your tickets.
Please choose the option you would like to use and notify the Cypress Creek FACE Box Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 281-440-4850.
We thank you for your continued support and patience as we all make our way through this pandemic. We remain committed to you, our patrons, to provide you with the extraordinary performances that we bring to our community.
Nanci Decker, Executive Director
March 13, 2020
Cypress Creek FACE is committed to ensuring the health and safety of patrons and staff. Since our concerts are in facilities within the Klein ISD district, we are following the lead of Harris County Health Department officials and Klein ISD officials.
Klein ISD moving to LEVEL 3
Klein ISD has learned of an individual in the Klein ISD community with a presumptive positive case of COVID-19 exposure. This individual and the individual’s family are currently self-quarantined.
The most effective way to stay healthy and minimize the spread of infectious disease is to follow basic health best practices including:
- Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or by coughing into the inside of the elbow. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash hands often especially before eating and after contact with public surfaces. Wash with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects including counters, desks, and cell phones.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you’re sick and avoid contact with other people until they are well.
- See your doctor if you have a fever, cough, body aches and fatigue.
Cypress Creek FACE will continue to monitor information from Klein ISD, the Harris County Health Department and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). We are asking that you do your part to contain the spread of infectious diseases by staying home from concerts if you are experiencing flu symptoms or if you are not feeling well.