The annual Proms launch party is off, and probably the Proms as well. The annual brochure has not been sent out.
While the BBC has yet to cancel the season, the ticket touts are taking no bids.
Even if, in the rosiest prognosis, self-isolation is relaxed by mid-July, can anyone imagine the Proms crowd being stood six feet apart? Or an orchestra playing with two clear seats between each of the violins. Apart from anything else, the sound would be scraggy.
The BBC, in its last update, spoke of ‘adapting and changing the festival we originally planned’.
It might be time to elaborate before all faith is lost.