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 Children
Children's auditions for The Christmas Revels for the 2018 season will be held Sunday, March 4 and Monday, March 5 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.
Sunday, March 4, 4:00-6:00pm
Monday, March 5, 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 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 Belmont-Watertown UMC (formerly St. Johns), 80 Mt. Auburn St, Watertown, MA
Tuesday rehearsals: Every Tuesday Sept. 25 to Dec. 4: 4 to 5:30 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: 5 to 9:30 PM
Thursday, Dec. 13: Dress REhearsal call time 5:30 PM