BGMC Handbook 2013

 Once you are in concert apparel, we encourage you to meet and greet our audience before the concert

When lining up to go on stage: 

Maintain silence and decorum

 Turn off all electronic devices or leave them backstage  Cooperate with chorus marshals and/or the Artistic Director by quietly listening to instructions

While on stage:

When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it . --James Brown

Smile; it puts the audience at ease

 Focus on the Artistic Director; no cruising the audience  Open and close your music in unison  Maintain silence in between songs  Maintain silence and decorum while others are performing  Focus on soloists and guest artists when they are performing; no cruising the audience  When a piece ends, do not move or close your binder until the accompanist finishes playing and the AD signals you  Applaud soloists or guest artists only if directed to do so by the AD. A big smile in the direction of the performer after his/her performance is fine.  Disregard the sign language interpreter who may be alongside the risers at some performances  Watch the AD for cues on when to bow as bowing should be in unison  Keep your eye on the AD as bowing may happen more than once  Did we mention to not cruise the audience?

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