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.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 and Monday, April 8, 2019 (4-6pm children) (7-9:30pm adults)
About the 2019 Christmas Revels
For the 49th annual Christmas Revels we will be coming home. Beginning at a remote radio station at a crossroads in the dusty heartland in the 1930’s we will be exploring the roots of American music. We will make our way from the bluegrass of Appalachia to the traveling songs of California, from the bony harmonies of New England to the easy melodies of the South. And when we reach our destination you will be invited to join in the old tradition of "Breakin' up Christmas." We have a long way to go and a great tale to tell - join us for the ride!
Audition Requirements for Children
Children's auditions for The Christmas Revels for the 2019 season will be held Sunday, April 7 and Monday, April 8 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, April 7, 4:00-6:00pm
Monday, April 8, 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church (formerly St. Johns), 80 Mt. Auburn Street, Watertown, MA
Auditions by appointment ONLY
Children sign up for appointment HERE
Christmas Revels Rehearsal Schedule
Children's Chorus Rehearsal Schedule HERE
at Belmont-Watertown United Methodist Church 80 Mt. Auburn Street Watertown
Children's Chorus Chorus Technical Rehearsals and Performance Schedule HERE
at Sanders Theatre, 45 Quincy Street, Cambridge
PERFORMANCES of The Christmas Revels 2019