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
Children'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.
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
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)