choir picture

Concert Dress

For those of you new to the choir (and as a reminder to the rest), concert dress is formal. In other words, start looking for something to wear. Information on what both women and men are expected to wear is below. If you have questions that are not answered by the information below, please ask our stage manager or conductor.

Do NOT wear:

  • perfume
  • cologne
  • aftershave
  • any scented personal care item

as some people are allergic to such items. Do, however, wear deodorant and anti-perspirant.


Women are expected to wear:

  • black shoes
  • black nylons
  • floor-length black skirt or black slacks.
  • black blouse with some sleeve (short or long, but not sleeveless) and without frills.
  • no jewelry please!

Some places close to MIT to buy dress skirts:

Urban Outfitters
Across Newbury Street from former Tower Records (now Virgin Megastore) at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Newbury St.
The Gap, 201 Newbury Street, 267-4055
The Gap, 100 Cambridgeside Plaza, 864-2255
J. Crew, 100 Cambridgeside Plaza, 225-2739
Ann Taylor, 100 Cambridgeside Plaza, 225-2779

In Boston (in roughly increasing order of price):

Filene’s Basement, 426 Washington St., 542-2011
Marianne, 25 Winter St., 426-9407
Contempo Casuals, 11 Winter St., 695-3590
Images, 417 Washington St., 482-0058
In the Corner Mall, second floor.
The Limited Express, 333 Washington St., 227-8264
Filene’s, 426 Washington St., 357-2100
Jordan Marsh, 450 Washington St., 357-3000
The Gap, Market Place Center, 951-9300
In the Corner Mall.
Saks Fifth Avenue, Prudential Plaza, 262-8500
Ann Taylor, 800 Boylston St., 421-9097


Men are expected to wear:

  • black dress shoes (not sneakers)
  • black socks
  • black tuxedo (pants and jacket without tails)
  • black bowtie
  • white shirt

One convenient place you can go to purchase or rent a tuxedo is Keezer’s, 140 River St., Cambridge (map).

Directions to Keezer’s:

  • Walk North up Massachusetts Avenue to the Central Square T Stop. Magazine St., River St., and Western Ave. will be on your left at the traffic light; Prospect St. will be on your right.
  • Turn left onto River Street by walking past the bus-waiting area toward the red-brick church. You should keep the church just to your left as you walk past it.
  • Keezer’s will be on your left about 5 blocks past the church (just past a triangular patch of grass). If you pass a traffic light, you’ve gone too far.