Chorus Information

2019 REHEARSAL SCHEDULES

2019 Messiah Rehearsal Schedule
2019 Bach Rehearsal Schedule

2019 Sit-Stand Cues

2019 Messiah Sit-Stand
2019 Bach Sit-Stand

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

  • Basses/Tenors For the performance, basses/tenors must wear solid white shirts, solid black pants, & black ties, black or brown shoes.  (No suit coats)
  • Altos/Sopranos For the performance, alto/sopranos must wear a solid white shirt/blouse, solid black pants/long skirt, black, nude or brown close toed shoes. (If skirts are worn, they need to be long enough that when sitting they are well below the knee line.  Avoid low necklines.)

“St. Matthew Passion” – Good Friday

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

“Messiah” –Easter Sunday

  • Basses/Tenors For the performance, men must wear solid white shirts, solid black pants, black coats & black ties, black or brown shoes.
  • 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. 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.
  • For the Messiah Dress Rehearsal everyone please wear church cloths as there will be some people in the audience.

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!