The Revels Chorus

 Auditions for the 2022 Revels choruses will be held on June 18th and 25th.

Click the link below to email Music Director Robert Lockwood if you wish to schedule a chorus audition for the 2022 Revels – please be sure to include the information requested below the email link.

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. 

Adults/Teens:

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:

Children must 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 information.

To schedule an audition for the 2022 Revels choruses email Music Director Robert Lockwood

Please provide the following information in your email message:

Adults & Teens: your first and last name, your preferred audition date (June 18th or 25th), your age if under 20, the vocal part you usually sing, and whether or not you have seen a Revels show (if you are not a past cast member).

Children: the name(s) and age(s) of your child or children, your first and last name, your preferred audition date (June 18th or 25th), and whether or not you have seen a Revels show (if your child is not a past cast member).

Rehearsal and Performance Schedules:

The schedules below are subject to change

Rehearsals September 10th – December 6th are scheduled be held at Rose City Park Presbyterian Church in Portland. 

First rehearsal:
Saturday Sept 10
adults/teens 10 – 6; children 1 – 6

Chorus rehearsals – Tuesday evenings:
Sept 13 – Dec 6
adults/teens 7-9:30; children 5:30-7:30

Saturday staging Rehearsals:
Sept 24 Oct 8 Oct 22 Nov 5 Nov 19 Dec 3
adults/teens 10 – 6; children 1 – 6

Dance & acting Rehearsals:
additional rehearsals TBA will be required if you are in one of these groups.

Tech/dress rehearsals – evenings in The Newmark Theater:
Dec 12, 13, 14, 15
all chorus members 6 – 11

Newmark Theater Performances:
Dec 16 – evening opening
Dec 17 – matinee and evening
Dec 18 – matinee (evening show may be added)