Are there patterns in robe-wearing within Unitarian-Universalism? For instance, do New England churches tend to favor them, while newer fellowships do not? Is it a matter of economics, with larger churches able to afford a little bit more pomp? Are robes more common in historically Unitarian or Universalist congregations? How do you feel about choirs that do or do not wear robes? Although choirs are of course about the music, the actual religious experience is affected on some level when you compare a robed choir processing through the sanctuary and up to the choir loft accompanied by organ music vs. a motley assortment of uncoordinated jeans, slacks, and skirts assembling at the front with the piano playing. The music may be similar, but the aesthetic, and perhaps the message, may differ in intriguing ways.