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 for every show. 

Auditions for the 2017 Christmas Revels chorus will be held in March.

Sunday, March 5, 2017 and Monday, March 6, 2017 (4-6pm children) (7-9:30pm adults)


About the 2017 Christmas Revels

The Doge of Venice is weary of affairs of state and when elaborate preparations for the solstice Festeggiamento reach fever pitch he takes an unauthorized leave of absence. In the course of his short sabbatical he will mix more intimately with his “lesser” subjects - Corsican fishermen, actors, street performers and visiting musicians. Against a courtly background of pavanes, tarantellas, and motets we will overlay some coarser material - Corsican polyphony, lullabies, folk songs and children’s games. The Doge will have the time of his life. Our chorus will too!

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. We will also do a bit of Italian and Latin pronunciation in each audition as well.

 

Audition Schedule


Sunday, March 5, 7:00-9:30pm 

Monday, March 6, 7:00-9:30pm

Location: Grace Vision Church (formerly St. John's), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472 .

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

Auditions by appointment ONLY:

  Schedule your appointment  HERE

Audition Form: Download, print, complete and BRING to your audition.


If you have any questions, contact Lynda Johnson, Production Manager, at ljohnson@revels.org.         

 

CD Recording Schedule

Check the CD rehearsal/recording schedule HERE.

This year, adults and children accepted into The Christmas Revels will be asked to sing on The Christmas Revels 2017 CD. If a person is accepted into The Christmas Revels and cannot participate in the spring recording due to schedule conflicts, they will still be allowed to perform in the show.  

 

Christmas Revels Rehearsal Schedule

Printable Schedule HERE

Rehearsals are held at Grace Vision Church (formerly St. Johns), 80 Mt. Auburn Stret, Watertown, MA

Mandatory Orientation
: Tuesday, September 12   7-9pm


Tuesday Rehearsals
: September 19 - November 28, 2017 7-9:30pm (5:30 pm start for dancers)


Saturday Rehearsals
 October 14,  November 11, December 2  9 am-5pm 


Production Week
(held at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge)
Monday, Dec. 4 -  6-11pm
Tuesday, Dec 5 - 6-11pm
Wednesday, Dec. Adults: 6-11pm
Thursday, Dec 7, Dress Rehearsal  5:30pm  (dress at 7;30pm)

 
Performance Schedule

Friday
December 8
7:30
.
Saturday
December 9
3:00
.
Saturday
December 9
7:30
.
Sunday
December 10
1:00
.
Sunday
December 10
5:30
.
Friday
December 15
7:30
.
Saturday
December 16
3:00
.
Saturday
December 16
7:30
.
Sunday
December 17
1:00
.
Sunday
December 17
5:30
.
Thursday
December 21
7:30
.
Friday
December 22
3:00
Friday
December 22
7:30
.
Saturday
December 23
3:00
.
Saturday
December 23
7:30
.
Tuesday
December 26
3:00
.
Tuesday
December 26
7:30
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Wednesday
December 27
1:00