Earlier this week, we reported the the Van Cliburn competition had lost a juror because the US authorities were unable to issue visas due to a computer crash.
Now, our colleague Lawrence Johnson learns that four British singers have had to pull out of Chicago’s Grant Park Music Festival for exactly the same reason.
The UK4 – David James, Steven Harrold, Mark Dobell and Eamonn Dougan – had been due to perform James MacMillan’s Quickening this weekend. Grant Park is scrambling up replacements. Read Larry’s report here.
The visa crash won’t be fixed for next week, at the earliest.