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Announcing Auditions for the 2015 Holiday Season!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Auditions, Blog | 0 comments

Original Dickens Carolers at Cherry Creek Shopping Center Press ConferenceOriginal Dickens Carolers books multiple quartets, in the Denver area, in Northern Colorado near Fort Collins and also in the Southern Colorado area of Colorado Springs and Pueblo.  We book events 7 days a week, mornings through late evening, November through Christmas day.

All performance material is fully memorized for optimal audience participation. We provide key costume pieces, props and rehearsal materials and schedule initial rehearsals based on new caroler availability and need, during the initial 6 weeks prior to joining veterans 2-3 rehearsals per week in October and November.
During the holiday season good weekend availability, (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon), is a must.
Weekday 7:30am – 5pm and Christmas Eve availability is also needed.

Auditions by appointment August 2-10th.

Two cuttings from existing carols will be emailed ahead of time, also please plan to sing approx. 16 measures of a standard Christmas Carol and cold read excerpts from two of our “stories.”

Roles available:
Gov’nor (Baritone/Bass) Group Emcee, Charming, but somewhat stuffy, calls songs and provides pitch.

Sebastian (Tenor) Fancies himself as a ladies man, a bit of a practical joker

Felicity (Soprano) The beauty, with poise and grace, requires a blendable solo voice.

Pip (Alto, 2nd Soprano) The foundling, orphan in knickers and a jacket. Loveable and approachable, often the butt of the jokes but the crowd favorite as the underdog. Smaller child-like appearance preferable (5’4 or less is ideal).

Send questions, a headshot and resume to Michelle@OriginalDickensCarolers.com

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Auditions for the 2014 Caroling Season

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Auditions | 0 comments

Auditions for new carolers Monday August 25th through September 7th in Denver and Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Needed: Dynamic, acappella entertainers with great holiday season availability (Nov 28-Dec 24) Please email headshots and resumes to michelle @ OriginalDickensCarolers.com (remove spaces). All vocal parts needed. Very little prep required! Contact us right away! Rehearsals begin soon!

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Concerts for Kids

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Concerts for Kids

The Original Dickens Carolers enjoyed two days of performing for the Concerts for Kids event in downtown Denver. The Holidays for Kids event is in its fourth year this year.

See this video shot by Denver Public Schools:

Original Dickens Carolers sing at Holidays for Kids event by Concerts for Kids

Original Dickens Carolers sing at Holidays for Kids event by Concerts for Kids

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Caroling in Boulder

Posted by on Dec 1, 2012 in Dickens Carolers | 0 comments

Caroling in Boulder

Here’s a lovely shot of an Orignal Dickens Carolers quartet on the Pearl Street mall in Boulder. We performed for Guaranty Bank on November 30 for their open house.

The Original Dickens Carolers on the Pearl Street mall in Boulder

The Original Dickens Carolers on the Pearl Street mall in Boulder for Guaranty Bank’s open house.

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Black Friday and Weekend Public Appearances

Posted by on Nov 22, 2012 in Public Performances | 0 comments

Black Friday and Weekend Public Appearances

We’ve got lots of carolers ready for Black Friday and caroling through the weekend!  Here are our public performances coming up in the next few days:

Black Friday:

Colorado Mills 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Belmar Shopping District – 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Aspen Grove Shopping Center – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cherry Creek Mall Tree Lighting – 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Strolling the mall from 4:00 – 5:00, then heading towards the tree in the valet circle.

Brown Palace Atrium 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Saturday, November 24

Victorian Holiday Home Tour 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Aspen Grove Shopping Center 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

 

Sunday, November 25

Aspen Grove Shopping Center 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Community Holiday Tree Lighting – Loveland, CO 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Please come out and join us at these fun events!

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So Thankful!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in Christmas | 0 comments

So Thankful!

We at the Original Dickens Carolers wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving! Our season “officially” starts on Friday, but we’ve already had the opportunity to perform at various events in the last few weeks. Something happened this week that reminds us all of why we are so thankful to be able to spread our kind of Christmas spirit throughout the season. Here’s what our fantastic musical director and fellow caroler Dutch Miller shared:

Saturday we sang at Old Navy in Southglenn, we took our break at My Music Skool, where I teach. As we were returning to the gig, we sang for the students at the Music Skool. One of them is a non-verbal autistic 5 year old who was taking a piano lesson. The parents were blown away when she started humming on the way home, and has continued this ever since she heard Kelly Twedt, Susie Brizuela, Randy St. Pierre and I. So proud to be part of this group!!!

Thanks for sharing, Dutch. We are ALL so proud to be a part of the Original Dickens Carolers and so thankful that the season has only just begun. We look forward to sharing more holiday stories.

What are YOU thankful for today? Leave a comment – we’d love to hear from you!

So thankful #caroling #christmas Music director Dutch Miller performs with the Original Dickens Carolers at Southglenn.

Music director Dutch Miller performs with the Original Dickens Carolers at Southglenn.

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Southlands Tree Lighting and Parade

Posted by on Nov 19, 2012 in Public Performances | 0 comments

The Original Dickens Carolers helped kick off the season at Southlands for their annual tree lighting and parade on November 18, 2012.  We were there on behalf of the Aurora Fox and their upcoming production of “A Christmas Carol,” directed by David and Julie Payne.  Thanks to the good folks at the Fox and Southlands for inviting us to be part of the celebration!

Denver's Original Dickens Carolers at Southlands

The Original Dickens Carolers kick off the season at Southlands

 

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A Fun Morning with Colorado Mills

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Dickens Carolers | 0 comments

This morning The Original Dickens Carolers had a great time with some of the merchants at Colorado Mills for their holiday season kick-off party!  The event took place at Jump Street.  We couldn’t resist a fun “photo op” with the delightful decor!

Colorado Mills Pre-Season at Jump Street

Colorado Mills Pre-Season at Jump Street

We’re looking forward to singing at Colorado Mills again on Black Friday from 10 AM – 12:00 PM.  Come see us!

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Caroling in August? You Bet!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in Blog, Public Performances | 0 comments

Yes, it’s August!  Still, we had a great time singing at Southlands Mall street fair and promoting the Aurora Fox‘s upcoming production of A Christmas Carol!

Artsy Events did this great caricature for us!

Original Dickens Carolers Caricature by Artsy Events

And this photo was taken by the wonderful folks from the Aurora Fox!

Original Dickens Carolers promoting the Aurora Fox Production of A Christmas Carol

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Original Dickens Carolers on 9News

Posted by on Dec 23, 2011 in Blog, News | 0 comments

The Original Dickens Carolers had such a great time visiting the folks at 9News shortly before Christmas. Kyle Dyer, Gregg Moss and the gang were terrific hosts and we enjoyed spreading some holiday cheer!

Watch carolers Kelly Twedt, Michelle Wolfe Paul, Brandon Bill and Daniel Langhoff:

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