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 Children

childChorus_Xmas2010A_250_96.jpgChildren's auditions for The Christmas Revels for the 2016 season will be held Sunday, March 5 and Monday, March 6 from 4-6pm  at Grace Vision Church (formerly St. John's), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472.

The age range for the children's chorus is generally 7 through 12. We try to get a range of ages, heights, personalities and "looks," just as we do in the adult chorus. We ask children to sing either "Happy Birthday," "America the Beautiful" or "Silent Night." These need not be sung from memory; we will have word sheets on hand, but memorization is encouraged!

Returning Children's Chorus Members: We want as many children as possible to have the experience of being in a Revels, so children who have never been in The Christmas Revels will generally be given priority over those who have. The directors may make exceptions to this guideline as they see fit.

 


Audition Schedule

Sunday, March 5,  4:00-6:00pm 

Monday, March 6,  4:00-6:00pm

Location: Grace Vision Church (formerly St. Johns), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA  

Auditions by appointment ONLY  
  Children sign up for appointment HERE 

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

 

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 (link: Children's Chorus HERE  Adult Chorus HERE

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

 

Tuesday rehearsals: September 19 - November 28, 2017 4-5:30pm

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

Production Week (held at Sanders Theatre, Cambridge)
Monday, Dec. 4 - children 5-9:30pm;  
Tuesday, Dec 5 - children 5-9:30pm;   
Wednesday, Dec. 6 - children 5:00-10:30pm;   
Thursday, Dec 7, Dress Rehearsal - Children 5:00pm;   (7;30p Dress)

 
Performance Schedule

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