Choir Gowns & Accessories – Harcourts, Ltd. – Official Robemakers and Tailors Since 1842

By: Harcourts  09-12-2011

Choir Gowns

Our gowns can be made in a variety of fabrics ranging from a lightweight Polyester Crepe, to a lush and durable Polyester Wool.  We have a wide range of colours and shades available.  Please contact us for more information, and we would be happy to mail you a custom choir package with swatches of our materials.

Our choir gowns are custom made and also made to measure.  Optional generic sizing is also available.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.

Junior Choir Gowns

Our Jr. Choir gowns are well known throughout the country for their fine appearance and workmanship. These gowns, usually made from a durable Polyester Cotton fabric, are well suited for junior choirs. The gowns are made to be pulled over the head, with Velcro fastenings at the back and gathered around the yoke. They are available in either a solid shade, or with a contrasting coloured yoke.

Choir Cassocks and Surplices

The Harcourts choir cassock has a tailored back with Velcro or Button front closure.  Most commonly they are made to measure, however we do have generic sizing available.  The cassocks are available in single or double breasted styles in a variety of fabric types and colours.  Contact us for more information to receive a custom choir package, or swatches of materials.

Our poly/cotton choir surplices and cottas are light weight and wrinkle resistant.  They are available in Traditional or Old English W/G styles.  The Traditional surplice has a round neck line and round sleeves that finish at the cuff.  Cottas have a square neck line and a Traditional sleeve.  The Old English W/G surplice has a round neck line and long flowing sleeves, most commonly the W/G surplices finishes longer than the Traditional surplice and is worn by Anglican Choirs.

Sizing for Junior Cassocks, surplices and cottas is also available.

Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.


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