The annual Friends’ Concert which was scheduled for Sunday 5 December, has had to be cancelled this year. The Autumn concert was originally scheduled to be held at the beginning of November which would have given plenty of time to rehearse for the Friends’ event in December. However, QKA have a new weekend opening policy which is why the Autumn Concert has to be on a Saturday as they will not open on Sundays. The orchestra was forced to change all rehearsals and concert dates to 27 November which precludes another concert on 5 December. The orchestra is very disappointed not to be able to bring the Friends their own exclusive event this year but hope to see as many familiar faces as possible in the audience for the concert that has been arranged.