Friends in Concert 2017 chorus costumes
Choruses in the order in which we’ll be singing them:
1. William Tell
Swiss under the oppressive rule of the Austrians, but music is pretty and summery, so look should go with this:
Relaxed peasant look. Peasants going to a wedding, so clothes with colour.
Scarves, nice blouses and tops .
Open neck shirts .
More formal and more serious than William Tell :
Dark colours black/ gray / dark blue .
Gentleman – Jackets ties and shirts .
Ladies - Skirts rather than trousers .
‘Catholic Sunday look’ .
Respectable but not formal.
Crusaders (1st Crusade) and pilgrims hot in the desert abandoned by God.
Traditionally in most productions the chorus is dressed in rags / sackcloth.
Ladies - nothing too complex but everything tatty .
Gentleman - No jacket / Old shirt / Ragged trousers.
Before this chorus, we will have time to change into what we will wear for dinner – party finery!
On top of our party outfits, we should wear something that is associated with gondoliers – a blue & white striped T-shirt, a red scarf, a boater (hat) (or you could make yourselves an oar out of cardboard – this is Gia’s addition!).
This chorus will not be staged and we will be wearing our party clothes and invite the audience to join us.