Rehearsal Info

IMPORTANT!!!  Messiah 2019

All singers!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, rehearsal on November 17th will be held at: 

St. Gabriel Parish 
9925 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. 
Concord, OH 44077

Concert time is almost here, so please do your best to attend, as these rehearsals are important to

 the quality of our performance!


Regular RehearsalsFirst Baptist Church of Painesville
                                     10801 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Painesville
                                     (just off Route 44)
 (click link below for Map)

Rehearsal Days/Times: 

Sunday, October 13,  1:30 to 3:30
Sunday, October 22,  1:30 to 3:30
Sunday, October 29,  1:30 to 3:30
Sunday, November 3,  1:30 to 3:30
Sunday, November 10,  1:30 to 3:30
Sunday, November 17,  1:30 to 3:30 *** St. Gabriel

Dress Rehearsal:  St. John Vianney
7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor  (off 306, North of  Route 2) 
 (click link below for Map)
Sunday, November 24,  7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

If this is your first year, you should purchase a G. Schirmer edition of Messiah at one of the local music stores.

Concert Attire 

For the ladies:  Blouses should be black, long-sleeved, and any buttons must also be black. No scoop necks, no lace, no cutouts, just plain black with either a stand-up or man collar. Each lady will be provided with a red scarf that will be wrapped loosely around the neck and draped down the front. This will give the entire chorus a finished, uniform look. I was asked about wearing a full-length black dress.  I see no problem with that as long as it is plain black, meets the same sleeve and collar requirements as the blouses and has NO SLITS in the front or sides of the dress. Black slacks may also be worn in lieu of a skirt or dress.  Black shoes are required.

Men will be required to wear a black jacket, black slacks, a white shirt and a red tie, black shoes and socks.

I was also asked where to get black blouses. After some research, I found suitable black blouses at Walmart, Kohl's, and Woman Within (for those of us who might need something roomier)