Information about the 2021 Christmas Revels Choruses
Auditions for The Christmas Revels choruses are normally held in June each year. However, we are not back to normal and so our chorus casting process is different for this year. Portland Revels plans to produce two shows this year – a virtual (filmed) show and a live stage shows. Both shows will feature American music.
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.
2021 Virtual Show Choruses:
This show will include a small ensemble chorus cast from former Revels adult & teen chorus members based on prior auditions and experience. The show will also include a virtual children’s chorus.
2021 Stage Show Choruses:
The choruses for this show will be cast from singers who have submitted video auditions.
For additional information about this year’s show choruses, auditions, rehearsal and performance schedules, or 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.