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.
Auditions for the 2018 Christmas Revels chorus will be held in March. Dates and times:
Sunday, March 4, 2018 and Monday, March 5, 2018 (4-6 PM children) (7-9:30 PM adults)
About the 2018 Christmas Revels
The 48th annual Christmas Revels will celebrate the traditions and musical culture of the Nordic countries – Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. These northlands have some of the strongest traditions of solstice celebration and ritual which we'll explore to the fullest as only Revels can!
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, March 4 from 7:00-9:30pm
Monday, March 5 from 7:00-9:30pm
Location: Grace Vision 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 2018 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 at Grace Vision Church (formerly St. Johns), 80 Mt. Auburn St, Watertown, MA
Mandatory Orientation: Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7 to 9 PM
Tuesday rehearsals: Every Tuesday, Sept. 25 to Dec. 4, 7 to 9:30 PM
Saturday Rehearsals: Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 8: 9 AM to 5 PM
Production Week (held at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge):
Monday, Dec. 10; Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 12: 6 to 11:00 PM
Thursday, Dec. 13: Dress Rehearsal call time 5:30 PM