2018 Rehearsal Schedule + Information

2018 Rehearsal Schedule + Information

Members, mark your calendars!

The 2018 Messiah rehearsals will start October 23rd.
Please come at 7:00 for the first rehearsal to register

Rehearsal dates:

October 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th which will be the Dress Rehearsal.

  • Rehearsals are to be held each Tuesday, in  The Main Sanctuary of Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church
    which is located at 3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota
  • Rehearsals start promptly at 7:30 pm. So please plan to arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Once you receive your membership card, please have it handy for rehearsal admittance each week
  • For the sake of our sensitive members, **Please** refrain from using perfume, aftershave or cologne to rehearsals!

Dress Rehearsal:

The Dress Rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, November 27th, with the orchestra and soloists.

  • Please arrive & *be seated* by 7:15PM
  • This rehearsal will not be open to the public, so normal daily attire will be suitable.


Our 74th performance of Handel’s Messiah will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 1st, 2018

  • Please arrive dressed no later than 1:30 pm for staging and warm-up
  • Park in the grass lot south of the Main Sanctuary.
  • A room will be provided to store belongings but there are no dressing rooms.
    ♫  Store all purses, coolers, water bottles, etc. in the room provided (choir room), these items will not be allowed on stage.
  • Sit by section in the pews until directed to come on stage for seating.
  • Scores must be used with a black folder or have a black cover.
  • Doors open at 3:00 pm.
  • The performance will start promptly at 4:00 pm and run approximately 1 ½ hours.

♫ Dress Code is as follows:

  • Ladies:  Black blouses with a high neckline and collar suitable for a tie, long black skirts or slacks with neutral stockings and black shoes.
  • Men: White dress shirt with collar suitable for a bow tie, black suit or black dress jacket and black trousers (black tuxedo is OK), black socks and black dress shoes.
  • ALL:  **Please** NO flashy jewelry – including earrings…. or perfume, aftershave or cologne.
  • Scarves and bow ties will be issued at the warm-up.

Please continue to check the website periodically for updates.

To apply for, or renew your membership and join in this wonderful experience visit the Membership page!

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Thank you,
The Board