Christmas Revels Auditions

 

June 2nd & 3rd, 2018

Every year, California Revels puts together a chorus totaling up to 65 singers. For many chorus members, participating in Revels is the highlight of their holiday season, bringing them together in community, transporting them to another time, and giving them comfort in the darkest days of the year. And, it’s a lot of fun!

This year’s Revels will be set in 13th  Century Andalusia where Spanish, Moorish, and Sephardic cultures meet and explore their glorious diversity.

Adult Chorus and Young Performers

For questions, please contact:
Production Manager, Michele Sullivan
michele.sullivan@californiarevels.org

Who:
    Performers age 13 +
When:
    June 2nd 10:30am – 4:00pm
    June 3rd 3:30pm – 4:00pm
Where:
    Choir Room, First Congregational Church
    2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612

Adult & Teen (Young Performer) Chorus vocal auditions for the Christmas Revels are done by reservation in small groups.

Prepare a short song, 1-2 minutes in length. Most applicants choose folk songs or classical songs, but choose something you know well. We do not recommend singing to a recording. A cappella is fine. Your 15-minute vocal audition will include a few vocal scales and exercises, and reading a short piece with your audition group. You may audition without an
appointment but you may need to wait.

Bring possible conflicts to add to your application. Photos are not required but, if you have a small one that we can staple to the audition form, so much the better!

There will be a short required dance audition, if you intend to dance in the performance. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Dance groups will be taken every 90 minutes on Saturday, and once on Sunday. 


Children's Chorus

No appointment required.

For questions, please contact:
Production Manager, Michele Sullivan
michele.sullivan@californiarevels.org

Who:
    Children ages 7-12
When:
    Sunday June 3rd 2:00 – 3:30pm (Please be prompt)
Where:
    Choir Room, First Congregational Church Oakland
    2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612

We are pleased to invite children ages 7-12 years to vocal auditions for the Christmas Revels. Children do not need to schedule an audition. Although we will audition all children as quickly as possible, you should plan to stay the full 90 minutes depending on how groupings work out. Children will sing with a small group of other potential cast members in the order they arrive and sign in.

They do not need to prepare a song. They will be taught a small piece and will be heard in a few vocal scales and exercises. Please bring any advance notification of possible rehearsal or performance conflicts. There will be a short dance audition. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

Be prepared to stay for the entire time, but probably your child will be free to go after completing the singing and dance portions. However, we may wish to hear groups of children together, or to have children read lines.