Dear friends of the WGT,
First of all we would like to thank you for your solidarity and your loyalty, which together have brought us wonderful events within the framework of the WGT over the many years. Our special thanks go to all those who have stood by us in these uncertain times. First and foremost, of course, it is you, our guests, who have bought and held tickets with confidence, but it is also our artists and our partners, with whom we have been working successfully for years. The "culturelessness" of these times affects us as people to the same extent as it affects you. As guests, we have also taken part in numerous events, exhibitions etc. every year and gained a lot of joy from them. We are all missing this now. We can only too well understand how you must feel, as it is simply no different for us.
In the last weeks and months we have worked out different concepts to realise a WGT in an appropriate framework. We have also tried to make these concepts feasible under the constantly changing conditions. This required, among other things, the planning of different venues that deviated from the classic WGT locations, which had to be provided with completely different admission-, hygiene- and security-concepts. We deliberately did not go public with the various considerations, as the half-life of the legislative statements did not provide a serious basis for this.
Now, since the end of this week, it looks as if all cultural events, of whatever size and orientation, and for us in particular of course the WGT, are prohibited. Of course, we are still keeping open the option of holding an event at Whitsun, of whatever kind. However, it is also likely that the framework conditions will not correspond to those of a traditional WGT. Therefore, in the case of such a potential event, the entrance tickets already purchased for the WGT would not apply, i.e. they would retain their value for the following year. Of course, in such a case everyone is free to make use of their right of return. As soon as there are reliable current developments regarding a possible meeting at Pentecost 2021, we will inform you. We, and we think we can speak for many Leipzigers as well, miss you very much and look forward to seeing you again as soon as possible! Until then, we wish you, your families and your friends much strength and confidence!
Yours Treffen & Festspielgesellschaft