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Midwinter Revels performance choruses.

The core of the Midwinter Revels production is 2 volunteer choruses: a Children’s Chorus and an Adult/Teen Chorus.

Adult/Teen Chorus

The Adult and Teen cast members perform in the show in a variety of ways, but most predominantly as a mixed chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) who sing approximately 20 songs in the show.  The cast also plays acting roles, performs dances, and participates generally in a large-scale theatrical production. 

Children’s Chorus

The Children’s Chorus members perform throughout the show as singers, dancers, and occaisionally puppeteers! They will usually perform 3-4 pieces (songs, dances, stories) as a seperate chorus, and then join the Adult/Teen chorus on several pieces. 

(all Midwinter Revels chorus auditions are in May/June)

Children’s Revels performance chorus.

The Children’s Chorus cast in the Midwinter Revels (with a few new faces) has their own show in February. They are the featured chorus for The Children’s Revels, a fun, magical, and meaningful performing arts experience with puppetry, clowning, audience participation and, of course, music to delight our youngest Revelers.

(Children’s Revels chorus auditions are in May/June, with additional auditions in January if needed)

Spring Revels performance chorus.

The Spring Revels chorus performs primarily musically, but also plays acting roles, performs dances, and participates generally in the production. The size and age range of the Spring Revels chorus varies from year to year, depending on the needs of the show. 

(Spring Revels auditions are in February/March)

There is no cost to participate in any Revels performance chorus.

(If you have questions, please email auditions@portlandrevels.org)

Community Chorus.

Portland Revels Community Chorus is a non-auditioned group of singers who meet once a week February through May simply for the joy of singing. There is no planned performance element to the Community Chorus, the goal is community, exploration of musical styles, and a non-competitive way to experience a choral environment.

There is a small cost to particiapte in the Revels Community Chorus (financial assistance is available). 

2024 Revels Children’s Chorus auditions.

Children’s Chorus is an exciting, talented group of young singers ages 7 – 13 who perform as a part of the December 2024 Midwinter Revels and the February 2025 Children’s Revels.

See below for information about 2024 Midwinter Revels rehearsal and performance schedule. Members of the Children’s Chorus who participate in the Children’s Revels will rehearse in January / February 2025 and perform one weekend in February 2025.

Children do not have to prepare anything for the audition. The audition will be 30 minutes of group singing, games, and other activities with Children’s Music Director Lynn Mendoza-Khan. The children will learn several simple pieces and may be asked to sing phrases on their own.

A second round of auditions for the Children’s Chorus will be held in August 2024. Exact date/time are still TBD.

Email auditions@portlandrevels.org and please include the singer’s name and age. We will be in touch with audition information.

For any other audition questions, please email auditions@portlandrevels.org.

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2024 Midwinter Rehearsal / Performance schedule: (subject to change)

Dance, puppet, sectional, and other rehearsal may be added.

Choral rehearsals Tuesday evenings Sept 10 through Dec 3:

  • Adult / teen chorus – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
  • Children’s chorus – 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Weekend “mega” rehearsals:

  • September 7, 2024 – 12pm to 5pm (company potluck dinner to follow)
  • October 19, 2024 – 10am to 6pm (no children’s chorus)
  • October 20, 2024 – 1pm to 6pm (full company)
  • November 2, 2024 – 10am to 6pm (staggered calls – TBD)
  • November 16, 2024 – 10am to 6pm (children called 1pm – 6pm)
  • November 17, 2024 – 1pm to 6pm (full company)
  • December 7, 2024 – 10am to 5pm (company potluck dinner to follow)

Nordia House Preview:

  • November 22, 2024 – 7pm to 9pm

Technical / Dress rehearsals:

  • Monday, December 9, 2024 – 6pm to 11pm (no children’s chorus)
  • Tuesday, December 10, 2024 – 6pm to 11pm (children released at 10pm)
  • Wednedsay, December 11, 2024 – 6pm to 11pm (full company)
  • Thursday, December 12, 2024 – times TBD – Invited Dress Rehearsal

Performances:

  • Friday, December 13, 2024 – 7:30pm
  • Satuday, December 14, 2024 – 1:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 15, 2024 – 1:00pm and 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2024 – 7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 19, 2024 – 7:30pm
  • Friday, December 20, 2024 – 1:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Saturday, December 21, 2024 – 1:00pm and 7:30pm
  • Sunday, December 22, 2024 – 1:00 (closing show)

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

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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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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 and auditions, please email auditions@portlandrevels.org

Portland'5 Center for the Arts
The Kinsman Foundation
Ronni Lacroute
Regional Arts and Culture Council
Regional Arts and Culture Council
Miller 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.