The Midwinter Revels Choruses

 In person auditions for the 2022 Midwinter Revels choruses were held in June.

Video auditions for the Revels Children’s Chorus only may be submitted up to August 20th.

Click the link below to email Music Director Robert Lockwood if you would like to receive information about submitting a Children’s Chorus audition video, or if you wish to be added to the contact list for future auditions.

Auditions for the 2023 Midwinter Revels choruses will be held on May 27th and June 10th. While Revels uses professional performers in its productions, its volunteer choruses – adults, teens and children – are its core. 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 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, communities, and personalities.

Adults/Teens – Midwinter Revels chorus audition requirements:

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 small ensemble or solo singing will be required to audition for these roles in the fall.

Children – Midwinter Revels and Children’s Revels audition requirements: 

Children must be between 7 and 12 years old and 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.

email Music Director Robert Lockwood

Please provide the following information in your email message:

Adults & Teens: your first and last name, your age if under 20, the vocal part you usually sing, and whether or not you have seen a Revels show.

Children: the name(s) and age(s) of your child or children, your first and last name, and whether or not you have seen a Revels show.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedules (subject to change)

The 2022 Midwinter Revels Schedule:
Rehearsals September 10th – December 6th are scheduled be held at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church in Portland

First rehearsal:
Saturday Sept 10
adults/teens 10 – 6; children 1 – 6

Chorus rehearsals – Tuesday evenings:
Sept 13 – Dec 6
adults/teens 7-9:30; children 5:30-7:30

Saturday staging Rehearsals:
Sept 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3
adults/teens 10 – 6; children 1 – 6

Dance & acting Rehearsals:
additional rehearsals TBA will be required if you are in one of these groups.

Tech/dress rehearsals – evenings in The Newmark Theater:
Dec 12, 13, 14, 15
all chorus members 6 – 11

Newmark Theater Performances:
Dec 16 – evening opening
Dec 17 – matinee and evening
Dec 18 – matinee (evening show may be added)

The 2022 Children’s Revels Schedule:
The Children’s Chorus singers are the featured chorus in the Children’s Revels production in late December. Since the Children’s Chorus will sing mostly songs they learned for the Midwinter Revels, there are only a few additional rehearsals needed for the Children’s Revels. The Children’s Revels performance length will be less than an hour.

Rehearsals – 11 am to 3 pm:
October 29th, November 12th, December 10th

Dress Rehearsal:
December 28th

Performances – 11 am and 1 pm – Brunish Theater:
December 29th and 30th