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Bethany Oratorio Society 2021 Rehearsal

Rehearsals for 2021 will be greatly reduced to facilitate social distancing.  All singers for 2021 will be provided with a special singing mask.  If you would like to make a donation to help cover the costs of masks, which are $35 each, please speak with your section secretary.  Please reach out to Messiah Festival Coordinator Manda Deegan at deeganml@bethanylb.edu for more information about the rehearsal schedule or about joining the Oratorio Society.

2021 rehearsals for Handel’s Messiah will be as follows:

New singers are invited to an introductory rehearsal on Sunday, February 14th at 3pm in Presser Hall Auditorium!

Sunday, February 21st at 3pm: Sopranos Only Sectional in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, February 28th at 3pm: Altos Only Sectional in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, March 7th at 3pm: Tenors Only Sectional in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, March 14th at 3pm: Basses Only Sectional in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, March 21st at 3pm: Dress Rehearsal featuring Student Soloists in Presser Hall Auditorium

2021 rehearsals for the special Palm Sunday “Celebrating Women” Event will be as follows:

Sunday, February 21st from 4:45pm – 5:15pm (After Messiah Rehearsal): Sopranos Only Sectional in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, February 28th from 4:45pm – 5:15pm (After Messiah Rehearsal): Altos Only Sectional in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, March 7th from 4:45pm – 5:15pm: Full Rehearsal in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, March 14th from 4:45pm – 5:15pm: Full Rehearsal in Presser Hall Auditorium

Sunday, March 21st after Messiah Dress Rehearsal: Full Rehearsal in Presser Hall Auditorium

Tuesday, March 23rd TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED: Dress Rehearsal in Presser Hall Auditorium


2021 SIT/STAND CUES

2020 Messiah Sit-Stand TBA
2020 Bach Sit-Stand TBA


2021 Performance Day Attire 

Jewelry; Both Genders; All performances:  Wedding rings only.  (No other rings, nose rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, or piercings of any kind.) 

Please refrain from using perfume or cologne as some members have allergies. 

Palm Sunday –

“Messiah” –Easter Sunday 

On Performance Days, the Sections Secretaries will be scrutinizing each Chorus member’s attire.  They have the authority to ask you to go home and change, or not perform at all, if your attire does not meet these guidelines.  


WHY DO WE HAVE A DRESS CODE?

To put our best, most professional ‘face’ on our performances, a large group’s attire must be as unified as possible.   Glittering jewelry, lots of exposed skin, or noticeable variations in clothing actually distract an audience from the music, and the message, of the performance.  We strive to take away as many distractions as possible, so each audience member can get the utmost out of every performance.   Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Thank you for everything you do to make each Messiah season a true Hallelujah!