Auditions for the 2023 Midwinter Revels choruses will be held on May 27th and June 10th in the afternoon.
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:
Ideally children should 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, and additional Children’s Chorus information.
email Revels Music Director Robert Lockwood
Please provide the following information in your email message:
Adults & Teens: your first and last name, audition date preferred, the vocal part you usually sing, your age if under 20, 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, audition date preferred, and whether or not you have seen a Revels show.
Rehearsal and Performance Schedules (*** subject to change ***)
The 2023 Midwinter Revels Schedule:
Saturday Sept 9
adults/teens 10:00 – 4:00; children 12:00 – 4:00
Tuesday weekly chorus rehearsals:
September 19 through December 5
adults/teens 7:15-9:45; children 5:30-7:30
October 7 & 8
November 18 & 19
Saturdays: adults/teens 10:00 – 5:30; children 1 – 5:30
Sundays: adults/teens 1:30 – 7:30; children 1:30 – 6:00
Dance & acting Rehearsals:
additional rehearsals TBA will be required if you are in one of these groups.
Tech/dress rehearsals – evenings in theater:
Dec 11, 12, 13, 14
all chorus members 6 – 11 (children may be released earlier)
December 15 – evening
December 16 – matinee and evening
December 17 – matinee and evening
December 20 – evening
December 21 – evening
December 22 – matinee and evening
December 23 – matinee and evening
The 2023 Children’s Revels Schedule:
The Midwinter Revels Children’s Chorus singers are the featured chorus in the Children’s Revels production between Christmas and New Years. 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. We assume that all Children’s Chorus members will participate in both the Midwinter Revels and the Children’s Revels. However, we understand that there may be family situations that will not allow for participation in the Children’s Revels. If your child is not able to participate in the Children’s Revels they may still be a member of the Midwinter Revels Children’s Chorus.
November 11th & December 9th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Tech & Dress Rehearsals:
December 27th, 6:00 – 10:00 pm & December 28th, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
December 29th & December 30th, performances times TBD