Christmas Revels 2021 

 Harvard currently has plans in place to fully reopen in the fall. Due to these glad tidings, we fully expect that The Christmas Revels will return to Sanders Theatre for in-person, live performances this December! We remain in close communication with Harvard and will keep you informed should anything change. In the meantime, we are planning our 51st annual Christmas Revels accordingly, including auditions in September.

Christmas Revels Chorus Audition Dates & Times:

Sunday, September 12, and Monday, September 13 (4-6pm children, 7-9:30pm adults), at 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown.

A second location and date TBA

While Revels uses a number of professional performers in its productions, its volunteer choruses, adults and children, are at its core. There is no "standing" Revels production chorus; we audition each cast anew and encourage adults and children of diverse backgrounds to try out for the production. 

Audition Requirements for Adults

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For your audition for The Christmas Revels, please be prepared to sing two unaccompanied songs of contrasting nature (fast/slow, e.g.) with other auditioners in the room. Your selection can be from any era or genre with the exception of "pop" music. Traditional songs, carols, hymns, and early vocal works (Renaissance) are recommended. Often a simple song well sung is more effective than a more complicated one; it helps when you're sure of the words! Don't try to impress us with something difficult -- just sing something you love and know well. In the interest of time, we will probably stop you after a verse or two rather than hear the whole song.

We may ask you to sing some scales to get an idea of your vocal range. We will then teach a simple round for you to sing with the other auditioners in your group. 

Please click here for the Revels COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

 

 

Audition Schedule

Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 7:00 to 9:30pm 

Monday, September 13, 2021, from 7:00 to 9:30pm

Location:  Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church (formerly St. Johns), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472 . 

Second location and date TBA


We schedule groups of  4 adults in 15-minute blocks.

Auditions by appointment ONLY:

    For Adult Chorus Schedule your appointment  HERE 

    Adult Chorus Audition Form: DOWNLOAD, print, complete and BRING to your audition. If you have any questions, contact Production Manager Miguel Flores at mflores@revels.org.        

 

Christmas Revels Rehearsal Schedule

Adult Chorus Rehearsal Schedule HERE 

at Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA

at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

Please click here for the Revels Rehearsal COVID Protocols

 

PERFORMANCES of The Christmas Revels 

Friday
December 17
7:30 pm
evening
Saturday
December 18
3:00 pm
matinee
Saturday
December 18
7:30 pm
evening
Sunday
December 19
1:00 pm
matinee
Sunday
December 19
5:30 pm
evening
Tuesday
December 21
7:30 pm
evening
Wednesday
December 22
7:30 pm
evening
Thursday
December 23
3:00 pm
matinee
Thursday
December 23
7:30 pm
evening
Sunday
December 26
1:00 pm
matinee
Sunday
December 26
5:30 pm
evening
Monday
December 27
3:00 pm
matinee
Monday
December 27
7:30 pm
evening
Tuesday
December 28
3:00
matinee
Tuesday
December 28
7:30 pm
Snow Date - tentative
Wednesday
December 29
1:00 pm
matinee