The extreme winter-weather conditions that prompted Hope College to close for much of Monday–Thursday, Jan. 28–31, have also prompted the college to postpone its annual Musical Showcase concert from Friday, Feb. 1, to Wednesday, March 13.

As a result of the disruption, the performers and the concert’s technical staff lost crucial time for final preparations. Hope was closed all day on Monday, Jan. 28; on Tuesday, Jan. 29, beginning at 3 p.m.; all day on Wednesday, Jan. 30; and on Thursday, Jan. 31, until 11 a.m.

The college will honor tickets for the original concert date. Patrons who are unable or do not wish to attend on March 13 will be given a complete refund. Refunds may be obtained by either calling or visiting the ticket office in the college’s Events and Conferences Office, which is located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center at 100 E. Eighth St. The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at 616-395-7890.

Tickets are also still available for the concert, which features all of the Department of Music’s major performing groups as well as a variety of smaller ensembles and soloists, and cost $10 each. Musical Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.