Chorus Information

Bethany Oratorio Society 2023 Rehearsal

Rehearsals for 2023 are as follows:

HANDEL’S MESSIAH CHORUS

First Practice

Sunday Jan. 29, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm  All singers, Presser Hall
Complete schedule to come.

BACH’S PASSION CHORUS

First Practice

Tuesday Jan. 31, 2023, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, Presser Hall
Complete schedule to come.

Please reach out to Messiah Festival Coordinator Laura Pope at popel@bethanylb.edu for more information about the rehearsal schedule or about joining the Oratorio Society.


 


2023 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. 

Bach’s Passion –

“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!