And she wasn't wrong either. Men all smart in their Tux's, orchestra smart in their individual black numbers, soloists all dress nicely, even most of the audience made an effort. Even I was dressed for the occasion.
Now we understand that they need to have a uniform that suits all shapes and sizes, but I think that a sack of thin cotton really isn't the answer. Here's my answer to the problem (see photo attached from Trelise Cooper). A nice slim fitting black cocktail dress with a long stylish jacket to cover all the lumps and curves - perfect. Maybe play down all the flowers, might be a bit much en masse.
Anyway back to the performance - second half was excellent, enjoyed it immensely. Being an atheist I just didn't bother listening to the individual words (god they are so twee) and just let the music and harmony wash over me - very uplifting.