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Bethany Oratorio Society 2022 Rehearsal

Rehearsals for 2022 are as follows:


Sunday Feb. 6, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm  All singers
Sunday Feb.13, 3:00 pm 5:00 pm  Soprano and Alto Sections ONLY
Sunday Feb. 20, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm Tenor and Bass Sections ONLY
Sunday Feb. 27, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm  All singers
Sunday March 6, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm w/orchestra
Sunday March 13, No Rehearsal Spring Break
Sunday March 20, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm  w/orchestra
Sunday March 27, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm  All singers
Sunday April 3, 3:00 pm-????   Dress Rehearsal
Sunday April 10 No Rehearsal (Go see Godspell)
Sunday April 17, 2:00 pm call time in Burnett Center
Performance 3 pm


Tuesday Feb. 8, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tuesday Feb. 15, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tuesday Feb. 22, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tuesday March 1, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tuesday March 8, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Tuesday March 15, Spring Break No Rehearsal
Tuesday March 22, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm w/orchestra
Tuesday March 29, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm w/orchestra
Tuesday April 5, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Wednesday April 13, 7:00 pm-9:30 pm w/orchestra
Friday April 15,  6:30 pm Call Time, 7:30 pm Performance

All singers for 2022 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 Anne Hassler Heidel for more information about the rehearsal schedule or about joining the Oratorio Society.


2022 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.  


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!