Christmas Revels Auditions
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.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019 (4-6pm children) (7-9:30pm adults)
About the 2019 Christmas Revels
For the 49th annual Christmas Revels we will be coming home. Beginning at a remote radio station at a crossroads in the dusty heartland in the 1930’s we will be exploring the roots of American music. We will make our way from the bluegrass of Appalachia to the traveling songs of California, from the bony harmonies of New England to the easy melodies of the South. And when we reach our destination you will be invited to join in the old tradition of "Breakin' up Christmas." We have a long way to go and a great tale to tell - join us for the ride!
Audition Requirements for Adults
For your audtion 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.
Sunday, April 7 from 7:00-9:30pm
Monday, April 8 from 7:00-9:30pm
Location: Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church (formerly St. Johns), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472 .
We schedule groups of 4 adults in 15-minute blocks.
Auditions by appointment ONLY:
For Adults Chorus Schedule your appointment HERE
Adult Chorus Audition Form: DOWNLOAD, print, complete and BRING to your audition.
If you have any questions, contact Lynda Johnson, Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Revels Rehearsal Schedule
Adult Chorus Rehearsal Schedule HERE
at Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church 80 Mt. Auburn Street Watertown
Adult Chorus Technical Rehearsals and Performance Schedule HERE
at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
PERFORMANCES of The Christmas Revels 2019