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Concert Etiquette For The Member Of The Choir

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Good manners, concert etiquette: Do you know what it takes to have good concert etiquette?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the correct policy on talking during a concert performance?
    • A. 

      Talk whenever you like, especially to your neighbor.

    • B. 

      It's okay to talk during performance especially if you don't know what is going on.

    • C. 

      Whispering is better, we are allowed to whisper.

    • D. 

      Do not talk or whisper during the performance as a rule. Unless there is an emergency.

  • 2. 
    Is is appropriate to come to the concert late?
    • A. 

      Yes it is fine to come late.

    • B. 

      Yes it okay to be a few minutes late.

    • C. 

      I do not really care.

    • D. 

      If you are going to be late it is important to arrange this with your director prior to the concert. Being late is not a good thing.

  • 3. 
    When is applause suppose to take place during the concert?
    • A. 

      Applause is spontanious and can happen at any time of the performance.

    • B. 

      Applause is not necessary.

    • C. 

      Applause happens at the end of a music selection. It is to show appreciation for the music performed.

    • D. 

      Applause is to be loud and abnoxious when ever I feel inspired to cheer for something I enjoyed.

  • 4. 
    When you enter an auditorium or the concert hall how should you enter?
    • A. 

      With a grand entrance. There should be trumpets blowing and everyone should be looking at me.

    • B. 

      Quietly and respectfully. There is a job to be done and consentration is required.

    • C. 

      I like to skip down the rows and visit with my friends. Loud is best for me.

    • D. 

      Quickly and furious. I am excited and it is hard to contain myself.

  • 5. 
    If you must cough or sneeze while the music is being performed, what should you do?
    • A. 

      Always try to muffle the sound with your arm or hands. If you can wait until the song is over that is best. If you cannot quietly remove yourself from the stage, get a drink of water, and return for the next piece of music.

    • B. 

      Let it rip.

    • C. 

      Cover your mouth, turn around on the risers, and try to hack your lungs out. Maybe it will go away then.

    • D. 

      Say something to your friend, maybe she has a cough drop.

  • 6. 
    When leaving stage, what is the best procedure for sitting down.
    • A. 

      Clip clop off stage in your fancy shoes and be as loud as possible.

    • B. 

      Be patience and allow students to exit the stage in a quiet yet orderly fashion, remembering that your parents and audience members are watching and viewing your manners. When in your seats think about concert manners and remain respectful.

    • C. 

      Start talking to your fellow choir members and by all means make a big stink to the person who maybe sitting in your seat.

    • D. 

      Begin smiling and in a loud way shuffel your feet across stage while poking the person in front of you to move along faster. When you are in your seat hunker down and get ready to cheer loudly for your fellow students.

  • 7. 
    Should you stand or move around while the music is being performed?
    • A. 

      It is my concert, I can do whatever I'd like.

    • B. 

      It is important to stand correctly during a concert performance. If movement is required for a piece of music and that is the instruction then it is allowed. Otherwise movement should remain to a minium.

    • C. 

      I need to stand very still like a statue and not move at all.

    • D. 

      I hate to stand. I may sit if I get too tired.

  • 8. 
    Should you have food or drink at a concert performance?
    • A. 

      Yes, of course. I get hungry! And I hear soda pop is the best for your singing voice.

    • B. 

      I don't care what anyone says, I am going to do what I want. If I want food, I'm going to bring something.

    • C. 

      Food and drink are not allowed in most auditoriums or concert halls. Water is about the only drink music director will allow back stage. Drink should never be carried on stage during a Choral concert. It is sensible to eat before a concert and drink water if you are thirsty. Food and drink should not be part of any concert space.

    • D. 

      Food and drink is the only way I will survive the performance. I can have it. My director doesn't care if I bring it.

  • 9. 
    Should cell phones be used at Choral concerts?
    • A. 

      Sure, I have to have it out in case my parents call.

    • B. 

      I think so, what if I want to text my friend?

    • C. 

      I have to keep it on, what about an emergency.

    • D. 

      No, they are distracting and can disturb people around you that are listening to the performance. There is no need to contact anyone during a choral concert. Most of the people you care about should be there. If there is an emergency, there is help specifically in the room. Cell phones should be put away and out of site during a Choral Concert.

  • 10. 
    What does the word "bravo" mean?
    • A. 

      It is a word we use during concert appreciation. It is appropriate to say the word Bravo during a concert while you are applauding appropriately.

    • B. 

      Bravo is the name of the next TV station for Choral Conducting.

    • C. 

      Bravo means you are doing a horrible job.

    • D. 

      Bravo is used in musical terms when you want to correct someone for singing off pitch.