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
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.
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
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
PERFORMANCES of The Christmas Revels