Concert Attire

The Concert Singers perform a variety of programs in a variety of venues, both indoors and outdoors. Therefore, we have guidelines for more than the traditional formal black concert dress. Following are guidelines for an attire wardrobe that will work for various programs and venues. The Artistic Director will decide which ensemble we will wear for each program. As always, our goal is to maintain a professional and consistent appearance for all our concerts. If you have any questions, please ask your Section Leader.

Note: NO fragrances at rehearsals or concerts – no perfume, cologne, scented lotions or hair products.

Standard Concert Attire

Women
Mandatory black top and long skirt, ordered from Formal Fashions. (In order to minimize shipping costs, these are bulk ordered through Concert Singers of Cary whenever possible.)

  • To select your size or place a single order:
    • Go to Formalfashionsinc.com
    • Click on “Separates” then “Select-A-Set”
    • Top: style 9792AA black – allow for taking a singer’s breath when measuring (tops run small)
    • Skirt: style 504FAA black – allow for taking a singer’s breath when measuring (skirts come unhemmed)

Jewelry: No necklaces; stud or small pearl earrings only.
Shoes: closed toe, black dress shoes with black hose.

Men
Formal black tuxedo with white tuxedo shirt, wing-tip collar with flat pleats
Black cummerbund, black bow tie
Black socks and black shoes.

Alternate to formal tuxedo when specified by Artistic Director
Long sleeve solid black shirt that can be collared like a dress shirt, or a turtleneck or mock turtleneck
Solid black slacks or trousers
Black socks and black shoes


Outdoor Concert Attire

Women:
Skirt: Mandatory standard concert attire skirt (see above)
Top: Short or long-sleeved solid white blouse or top, appropriate to the weather. Button-down or pullover, collar, scoop, or modest v-neck. No casual t-shirts

Jewelry: No necklaces; stud or small pearl earrings only
Shoes: May be either closed toe or sandals, as appropriate to the weather.

For outdoor concerts, a simple cardigan sweater in black or white may be approved as appropriate for the weather.

Men:
White short sleeve dress shirt
Solid black slacks or trousers
Black socks and black shoes


Holiday Concert Attire

Women:
Skirt: Mandatory standard concert attire skirt (see above)
Top: Solid colored dressy fabric (no see-through fabrics – velvet or sequins are permitted); sleeves of any length; necklines – no cleavage showing.
Jewelry: Earrings and necklaces: no restrictions – dressy/festive, but within good taste boundaries
Shoes: Black, comfortable dress shoes with black hose.

Men:
Formal Black Tuxedo with white tuxedo shirt, wing-tip collar with flat pleats
Black cummerbund, black bow tie
Black socks and black shoes.


If you have questions, please ask your Section Leader

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