Sep 20, 2006, 7:36 PM
Re: [BethB] Ladies' choir dress
Briefly, I sing in a mixed-voice vocal harmony group -- and we concentrate on jazz standards and the like.
We too have had endless bouts trying to find outfits all the women looked good in and liked. And this is our formula for our first half of show 'costume': we wear our own 'jewel' coloured silk shirts (in the red-blue range of colourways, which includes pinks, turquoises, navys, purples, plums, etc) over smart black trousers. The men wear similarly toned silk ties, though because we do popular music, they wear black shirts as well (a kind of Guys & Dolls look).
This works well on stage and is much more interesting than black and white!
Evidently it's is a common solution for moving beyond a strict uniform Ð yet keeping things toned-in and unified. You could do the same thing using coloured waistcoats.
Lee (Take Twenty singers, North London)
(This post was edited by Lee Robinson on Oct 3, 2006, 11:34 AM)