chapter  12
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Concerts and Venues

ByHarold Rosenbaum

This chapter discusses the advantages and disadvantages of choosing either a concert hall or a church in which to perform, and the importance of understanding how to make the most out of each location, including where to place the performers and what lighting to use. Some concert halls with multiple rentals during a short period will take out multiple-listing display ads in newspapers, which will catch the eye of the reader more than small ads taken by individual renters of churches or other institutions for whom housing and presenting concerts is not their primary function. When a chorus combines with an orchestra, the orchestra's primary function is to support, accompany, and back up the singers. However, the orchestra is situated in front of the chorus, and is therefore closer to the audience. On the day of the performance, singers should rest their voices as much as possible.