Joining the Christmas Revels Chorus

 

Revels Chorus

Auditioning for the 2022 Christmas Revels Choruses 

Auditions for The Christmas Revels choruses are normally held in June each year. Assuming it will be safe to prepare and stage a live production in December 2022, we expect to resume normal chorus auditions this June. This page will be updated with the actual schedule when it is announced. Interested singers are notified by email and announcements are also made in the Portland Revels e-newsletter.

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 and Teens:

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. 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.

Audition Requirements for Children:

Children must be between 7 and 12 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.

To add your name to the audition contact list email Music Director Robert Lockwood

Please provide the following information in your email request:

your first and last name (and age if under 20), and/or the name(s) and age(s) of your child or children if you are interested in the children’s chorus.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule – General Information:

Weekly chorus rehearsals for adults, teens and children are held on regular weekday evenings beginning in the early Fall. In addition several weekend staging rehearsals are held monthly. In December rehearsals are held nightly during the days leading to opening night. This page will be updated with additional rehearsal and performance schedule information when it becomes available.