Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Concert Choir Robes

It is traditional for many choirs to wear choir robes when they perform. This tradition is rather interesting. Having worn quite a few myself I find them usually to be uncomfortable and rather silly looking. I'm not sure where the tradition started but I am guessing it is from the religious tradition of robes in church. I would be happy to see this tradition replaced with another. Wouldn't it be simpler for shirt and ties for guys and skirts and blouses for girls? Or for more casual performances even personalized choir t-shirts . I think it would save a lot of the hassle of dry cleaning the robes, matching sizes and keeping a constant inventory of robes and making sure that you get them back from the students or choir performers.

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