Chorus auditions for the 2017 Christmas Revels will be held in the afternoon on June 10th and June 24th this year. Please see below for information about the audition process. You may schedule an audition or you may add your name(s) to the contact list for audition email announcements by sending an email to our music director, Robert Lockwood (click on the link shown below).
While Revels uses a number of professional performers in its productions, its volunteer choruses – adults, teens and children – are at its core. Singers are drawn from the local community and have a wide range of musical backgrounds. Sight-reading is not necessary, but a good ear and the ability to memorize music and text is. Theatrical experience of some kind is helpful, but again not required; the ability to be comfortable on stage is. Although a number of adult singers from previous productions return to audition for new shows, we value the presence of new faces in our choruses every year. We also look for a variety of ages, ancestries, sizes and personalities.
Audition requirements for adults:
Prepare a short song or 1-2 verses of a traditional carol to sing unaccompanied (no “pop” material or show tunes, please). The audition process also includes individual vocalization & a group singing exercise. See below for rehearsal and performance schedule information.
Audition requirements for children:
Children must be between 7 and 11 years old under 60″ tall when they audition. Prepare a short song or 1-2 verses of a traditional carol to sing unaccompanied (no “pop” material or show tunes, please). The audition process also includes individual vocalization, group singing and activity. See below for rehearsal and performance schedule information.
Please note: In addition to these general advance auditions, successful chorus auditioners interested in possible solo or small ensemble singing will be required to audition for these roles in the fall. All audition decisions will be made by the Revels artistic team panel.
To schedule an audition or to add your name to the audition contact list for future auditions, email Robert Lockwood
Please provide the following information in your email request:
Your first and last name (and age if under 20), mailing address, telephone number(s),
what part you usually sing (adults & teens), whether or not you have seen a Christmas Revels,
and the name(s) and age(s) of your child or children if you are interested in auditions for the Children’s Chorus.
Below is the schedule for the 2016 Christmas Revels (the 2017 schedule will be posted here when it becomes available).
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 2016
Saturday, September 10th
Monday evenings, September 12th – December 5th:
Adults/Teens 7 – 10PM Children 5:30 – 7:30PM
Two full weekends: October 8th and 9th and November 19th and 20th
On stage rehearsals December 11th -December 15th
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE 2016
Friday, December 16th
Saturday, December 17th (matinee and evening)
Sunday, December 18th (matinee and evening)
Monday, December 19th (evening)
Tuesday, December 20th (evening)
Tuesday, December 21st (early evening)