September 29, 2021

5 quick details about our Fall Concerts in Charlotte

Staff member, Hunter Rigsby

We’re thrilled to be welcoming audiences back to Uptown for the first time in more than a year as we host our Fall Concerts in Charlotte in just a few weeks. Tickets are now on sale!

About the Fall Concerts

Charlotte Choir School is proud to present our Fall Concerts in Charlotte under the direction of Artistic Director Elizabeth Lenti. This evening of music to welcome the autumn season shows off what all five Charlotte Choir School choirs have been able to accomplish since our season began in August. The program features music by Shawn Kirchner, Morten Lauridsen, Philip Moore, and Moses Hogan.

We’ll publish a full concert program in advance of the show in the coming weeks. You can also enjoy this playlist of commercial recordings of a few selections from the concert.

Elizabeth Lenti conducts the Charlotte Choir School Fall Concerts in Charlotte
Elizabeth Lenti, Artistic Director

How to buy tickets

Tickets to our Fall Concerts in Charlotte are only available on our website. You can buy them today and up to the concert start time on the day of the show.

What to know if you go to our Fall Concerts in Charlotte

We can’t wait to welcome you! Here are some important quick details you will find helpful if you’re attending.

Because our home at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is too small for us to safely socially distance both our performers and our audience, we’re hosting this concert thanks to our friends and neighbors First United Methodist. Just a block away from our home, First UMC is a wonderful venue and we’ve performed there a number of times over the years.

Parking is available for free in the TransAmerica Square Parking Garage on Seventh Street. Please use the Seventh Street entrance just west of Tryon Street. Bring your ticket to the show for validation.

Please bring the tickets you receive by email to the show. You can print your tickets or bring them on your mobile device. Tickets must be scanned for admission. There is no will call for this event.

Safely attending a concert

We are committed to the health and safety of our choristers and our audiences. We are still developing our full policies regarding pandemic safety at our performances and events, and we expect these policies to evolve during the season as the nature of the pandemic changes. We’ll communicate to ticket purchasers by email any updates.

For these Fall Concerts in Charlotte specifically, we are requiring social distancing of all parties. You can sit with your immediate party, but please remain socially distant from other concert goers. Ushers will assist with this. Face coverings are required for all patrons. We do strongly encourage vaccination to help protect our choristers, staff, and other concert patrons.

Never been to a Charlotte Choir School concert?

We’re excited you’re interested in attending, and to help you out, we’ve got answers to some popular questions for first time attendees.

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Attending a Concert

Whether you’ve been attending Charlotte Choir School concerts for years, or this will be your first time, we want you to enjoy yourself and support our singers as a comfortable member of our audience. Here are some frequently asked questions about the concert-going experience that may help.

When do I applaud?

Our choirs love an enthusiastic and appreciative audience, so we encourage your applause. Please hold any applause during short pauses between movements or sections of longer pieces. Once a complete piece has ended, your applause is greatly appreciative. A standing ovation for our final curtain call is always appreciated, too!

May I bring food and beverages?

Food or beverage is not permitted in our main stage venue, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Please respect the sanctity of our founding partner’s worship space.

What if I arrive late?

Concerts begin promptly at the announced starting time. Latecomers and those who leave the venue before or during a work will be seated at the first appropriate break in the program.

When should I arrive?

Please consider how long it will take you to park, walk to our venue, check in, and have a moment before the show to familiarize yourself with the program and relax. We suggest you arrive at the venue at least 20 minutes before showtime.

Can I bring my cell phone or camera?

Yes, cell phones and cameras are allowed. However, we require that you turn off all cell phones, cameras, pagers, beeping watches, and other electronic devices before the performance begins — and that you check to see that they are again turned off after any intermission.Audience members may take photographs before and after the concert. Please note, however, that no photography or recording of any kind is permitted during the performance. Anyone seen using a camera, smart phone, or other device for these activities will be asked to leave.

How long are your concerts?

Our main stage concerts are about 90 minutes and are generally presented without an intermission.

Where do I get my tickets?

Tickets are sold on our website and all tickets are delivered by email to the purchaser. We do not have a will call, and your ticket (printed or on device) must be presented for proof at the venue.

Where do I park?

For main stage concerts at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church or First United Methodist Church, free parking is provided in the TransAmerica Square parking garage on Seventh Street. Enter on Seventh just west of Tryon and bring your ticket with you to the show for validation.

What should I wear?

You’re Uptown for a concert in Charlotte — have fun! But there’s no need to stress. Business or business casual works for all main stage concerts. Most importantly, we want you to be comfortable.

What if I know nothing about choral music and your repertoire?

That’s okay! We perform sacred and secular choral music with a repertoire that features a mix of accessible, familiar choral works, and some pieces you may not expect. You don’t need to know anything about our repertoire to enjoy our concerts. We will publish the concert program in advance, with information about the composers featured and pieces to be performed. We’ll also include links to Spotify and Apple Music where you can hear some pieces in commercial recordings. Elizabeth Lenti, our Artistic Director, also offers program notes from the stage with information on what to listen for in a piece.