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2024 Spring Revels Auditions! 

The Spring Revels is our newest auditioned chorus, and audition requirements are still being crafted. This year’s production is being written by local singer, actor and songwriter Lauren Steele (check out her recent album here.)

CLICK HERE for information about rehearsal and performance dates, times and locations.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd (Specific times are TBD.)

Complete the form below to reserve your place on the list for the auditions.  We will be in touch to schedule your specific slot once we know more about the times we will be holding auditions.

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2024 Community Chorus

Revels Community chorus is a non-auditioned group who will gather to sing together for the simple joy of singing!  The Community Chorus will be held on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm, starting February 29th.  There will be twelve sessions total, ending May 23rd (no meeting on Thursday, March 28th.)

The Community Chorus will convene at Grant Park Church, 2728 NE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97212

$55 for an individual*
$100 for family (whatever “family” means to you!)
Begin your enrollment by filling out and submitting the form below.

*Subsidies available – please contact Executive Director Lauren Bloom Hanover at lauren@portlandrevels.org to arrange.

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2024 Performance Choruses

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 should be between 7 and 12 years old when they audition – some exceptions are made. 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.

Support Us!

Ways to Donate

Portland Revels continues to thrive thanks to the dedication and generosity of our community. There are a variety of ways that you can support our work and continue to help us bring people together to celebrate the seasons through song, dance and storytelling. Find the way that works best for you!

To donate by check, please mail your check to:
Portland Revels
128 NW 11th Ave.
Portland OR, 97209

Coming soon: Stock donation options! Contact us if you are interested in this option and want to learn more.

Please contact our office if you have any questions:
info@portlandrevels.org or call (503) 274-4654

Holding up a Star in Revels Production

Other ways to support Portland Revels: 

Matching Gifts

Many companies and organizations have matching gift programs that will double or even triple your contribution. Have your gift matched today! Ask your company’s human resources department for a matching gift form. Fill out the quick and easy paperwork and include the completed form with your mailed contribution Portland Revels. We will confirm your gift to your employer, credit you with the combined gift, and publicly recognize your company’s generosity.

Individual Retirement Account - Charitable Rollover

Make a difference while reducing your tax burden! You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $100,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as Portland Revels without having to pay income taxes on the money.

Reasons to consider this gift option:

– Beginning in the year you turn 72, you can use your gift to satisfy all or part of your required minimum distribution (RMD).

– You pay no income taxes on the gift. The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so you benefit even if you do not itemize your deductions.

– Since the gift doesn’t count as income, it can reduce your annual income level. This may help lower your Medicare premiums and decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax.

Please note: We must receive your gift by Dec. 31 for your donation to qualify this year. If you have check-writing features on your IRA, please be aware that your check must clear your account by Dec. 31 to count toward your required minimum distribution for the calendar year.

Planned Giving

In these uncertain times, it is even more important to secure our future. If you have ever considered including Portland Revels in your legacy, now is a wonderful time to do so.

Donor Advised Funds

A donor-advised fund, or DAF, is like a charitable investment account for the sole purpose of supporting charitable organizations that are important to you.

When you contribute cash, securities or other assets to a donor-advised fund at a public charity, you are generally eligible to take an immediate tax deduction. Then those funds can be invested for tax-free growth, and you can recommend grants to virtually any IRS-qualified public charity. Speak to your financial planner to set up a donor advised fund.

If you wish to make a donation to Portland Revels from your donor advised fund, please request that checks are made payable to Portland Revels and mailed to the following address: Portland Revels, 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland Oregon, 97209

Portland Revels tax identification number is 13-1134622

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

When you shop at Fred Meyer, you can also support Portland Revels. Through their Community Rewards program, Fred Meyer will donate to Portland Revels annually based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Fred Meyer Community Rewards organizations. Just set up an online account, then select Portland Revels as the charity you wish to support!

Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering with Portland Revels, please complete the form here. We are always looking for volunteers to help us make Portland Revels programming a success.

Volunteering Activities include:

  • Helping to set up and to run the annual fundraiser
  • Helping backstage with a production
    Supporting costume designers with construction and stitching
  • Calling donors and patrons to alert them to events and programs
  • Planning and decorating the lobby for our shows
  • Helping with Merchandise and Raffle Sales
  • And more!

Board Service

Are you a passionate Reveler who wants to get more involved in the organization? Are you looking for a way to give back to this community? We encourage you to consider joining our board, a dedicated group of people who work closely with staff and are deeply involved in supporting the organization, both in the day to day and in the long term. Board service is one of the most valuable ways to support Portland Revels! Email info@portlandrevels.org if you are interested and would like to find out more.

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What would you like to volunteer for?

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Children in Revels Production

Work With Us!

Employment Opportunities with the Portland Revels:

Thanks for your interest in working with the Portland Revels.

We have no job postings at this time.

To contact the Artistic Team about casting or technical positions, please email info@portlandrevels.org

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Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation
Regional Arts and Culture Council
The Kinsman Foundation
The Oregon Cultural Trust

Portland Revels receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon

and the National Endowment for the Arts.