The Harrisburg Choral Society concert attire is an all-black outfit with the design to be uniform without constraining to a specific uniform dress.
Here are some policy notes:
- Must be all black. Fabric can be solid, tone-on-tone, jacquard, or textured. Sparkliness should be subtle. Fabric must be of a "dressy" type. Black denim, or washed out black cotton, for example, would not be acceptable. No prints, white or color trim.
- Must have a modest neckline.
- Must be ankle/full length.
- Must have sleeves. Below the elbow is preferred. Can be shorter, but needs to be at least the length of the HCS dress sleeves.
- No backless, sleeveless, strapless, off the shoulder, crop tops, deep slits, low cut, sequins, bouffant, large ruffles, skin tight, cutouts.
- Can be a dress, matching/coordinating top and skirt, or matching/coordinating top and pants. No T-shirts. Pants cannot be black jeans, leggings, yoga pants, sweats.
- Hosiery must be worn and should be black or dark neutral color.
- Men may wear a black suit, or black long sleeve dress shirt and black dress pants, with or without a black tie.
- Shoes must be black and of a dressy nature. Pumps, ballets, slip-ons, oxfords. etc. Obvious casuals such as flip flops or black hiking boots are not acceptable.
- Earrings should be limited to small, simple studs of black, silver, gold, clear stone, or pearl. No necklaces, bracelets, or watches. Simple rings such as engagement/wedding rings or signet rings can be worn on stage. Medically-necessary bracelets or other may of course be worn.
The goal is to remain “uniform” while dressing individually. We want the audience to remark on our singing, not our fashions.