Chorus Information

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.

“Messiah” –Easter Sunday

  • Basses/Tenors For the performance, men must wear solid white shirts, solid black pants, black coats & black ties.
  • Altos/Sopranos For the performance, women must wear solid white.  (Not ecru/off-white/beige/etc.) The shoulders and upper arms should be completely covered. New this year: In order to limit the distractions of the audience we are suggesting that white pants (no leggings) be worn, especially if you are on the front row or on an aisle seat. If skirts are worn, they need to be long enough that when sitting they are well below the knee line.  Avoid low necklines.  Shoes – Toes must be covered. Brown or nude colored shoes are preferred.  Black shoes are acceptable.

“St. Matthew Passion” – Good Friday

  • Men & Women: For the performance, all participants must be in solid black. Dress codes still apply.

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!