We are anxiously awaiting our performance for our annual Kaleidoscope Concert on December 9th at 6:30 and 8:15 PM in the Batavia Fine Arts Centre (BFAC). This E-Mail should serve to answer many of your questions about this event.
Performances – There are two performances of the same concert. You need tickets to this event. They are completely free but must be obtained in advance. Please go tohttp://www.bataviafineartscentre.org/tickets/ and follow the links to get your tickets. This concert has been known to sell out – get them quickly!
Attire – Students should dress in the same uniform as they did for the Fall Concert: Black pants or skirt, black socks or hose, black dress shirt or blouse, black belt as appropriate, black shoes. Bear in mind that your student may have to go up and down stairs and stand for a significant amount of time; choose shoes wisely, please.
Call Time – All choir students are called to be in the Choir Room no later than 5:30 to get robes on.
Dinner for Students – We recommend that students either eat dinner before they come to the concerts or bring something to eat in between performances. Please do not bring a dinner for your student – simply put, it will be challenging to find your son/daughter in between performances. If your student wants to have dinner between performances, please have them drop off their food in a clearly labeled bag or container in the cafeteria PRIOR to the 5:30 Call Time.
Seeing Your Student in Between Performances – If you insist on seeing your student in between performances, we send ALL student performers to the cafeteria between performances. Parents and family should plan to meet there, NOT in the BFAC lobby.
Audience Etiquette – This performance is unique in that there is no applause in between ensembles until the final selection. We explain this before the concert begins, however, it is important to know ahead of time.
Audience Entrance/Exit – BFAC Policy dictates that we open doors to the Main Stage thirty minutes prior to the performance. This means we open at 6:00 PM for the first concert and 7:45 for the second concert. All patrons for the first concert must leave before the second concert’s patrons can enter. We ask kindly that patrons for the first performance exit quickly out the BFAC doors to the north to expedite the change between the two concerts. Additionally, arriving earlier than thirty minutes prior to the performance will have you standing in a line waiting to get in.
Again, we are VERY excited to perform for you this week. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.