Auditions for the Christmas Revels choruses are normally held each year in June. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic audition scheduling is currently on hold.
This page will be updated when more information is available.
Thank you for your support of Portland Revels and interest in singing in the Christmas Revels Chorus
Please stay home, stay safe and stay well!
Information about the audition process is available below. To add your name(s) to the contact list for audition email announcements please send an email to our music director, Robert Lockwood (click on the link shown below).
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.
Audition requirements for adults:
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.
Audition requirements for children:
Children must be between 7 and 11 years old 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.
Please note: In addition to these general advance auditions, successful chorus auditioners interested in possible solo or small ensemble singing will be required to audition for these roles in the fall. All audition decisions will be made by the Revels artistic team panel.
To add your name to the audition contact list, email Robert Lockwood
Please provide the following information in your email request:
Your first and last name (and age if under 20), preferred audition date (6/8 or 6/15), mailing address, telephone number,
what part you usually sing (adults & teens), whether or not you have seen a Christmas Revels,
and the name(s) and age(s) of your child or children if you are interested in auditions for the Children’s Chorus.
Below is the schedule for the 2019 Christmas Revels
REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 2019
Saturday, September 14th
Monday evenings, September 16th – December 2nd
Monday evening rehearsals take place at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church, 1907 NE 45th Ave, Portland
Adults/Teens 7 – 10PM Children 5:30 – 7:30PM
Three full weekends: October 5th & 6th – November 2nd & 3rd – November 23rd & 24th
Sunday, December 8th (afternoon)
On stage evening rehearsals December 10th -December 11th (Newmark Theater)
Thursday, December 12th – final evening dress rehearsal with invited audience
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE 2019
Saturday, November 9th- Sneak Peak Preview Event (evening)
Friday, December 13th (evening)
Saturday, December 14th (matinee)
Sunday, December 15th (matinee)
Thursday, December 19th (evening)
Friday, December 20th (evening)
Saturday, December 21st (matinee and evening)
Sunday, December 22nd (matinee)