How long is a typical performance?

Handel’s “Messiah” lasts approximately three hours, including intermission. Bach’s “Passion” will run approximately two and a half hours, including intermission. The Palm Sunday Weekend event will vary, depending on what is being performed.  A general rule-of-thumb is to plan on approximately two and a half to three hours for a performance.

When do I clap?

Many works in classical music have multiple movements. Most often, a short pause falls between each of the movements. It is customary not to clap in between movements.   However, at the very end of the performance, feel free to clap to your heart’s content!

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