Tip 1: Take a shower. You may want to do your hair, and maybe put on some make-up. Perhaps, dress up a little bit.
Tip 2: If you are in the chorus, it is even more important for you to shower and put on some make-up.
Tip 3: Do NOT listen to the ushers. They have no idea what they are talking about.
Tip 4: Having the words printed in the program is NOT an invitation for audience members to sing. (There were at least 2 audience members singing, and one of them could not carry a tune).
Tip 5: If you are going to dedicate the performance to someone, make sure you know their name beforehand. Maybe practice it a few times.
Tip 6: Tune your instruments BEFORE the performance. Violins especially!
Tip 7: If you are a soloist, and are sitting up front where the whole audience can see, you may want to think about controlling your facial expressions. Now matter how much the music moves you, it is distracting if you are bopping away with random changing faces.
Tip 8: At the end of the performance, please do not think that the aisle is the best place to chat. Some of us are ready to go home.
It was a good performance, just a little long for me. I think I was still too tired. Lori and I really couldn't stop laughing at the Tenor and his facial expressions. I wish I had a video camera to record some of them.