About Musical Wunderkind - Choirs Program for the Choir Director
•Youth Choirs sing the chorale score of Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Snowflakes” or Valse des Flocons de Neige” at the end of Act I during the Snow Forest scene.
•Youth Choirs also perform their holiday repertoire pre-performance in the venue’s lobby 30 minutes prior to curtain.
•Listen to Valse des Flocons de Neige clip here at 5 min 30sec.
•Download sheet music here.
Choir Lobby Performance, Dress Rehearsal and Choir Tickets
•Youth Choirs, including Choir contact person and 1-2 chaperones, will arrive at the venue 1.5 hours before curtain. The Choir will enter the venue through the front doors and proceed to the lobby area. NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet Tour Manager will escort Choir into lobby and then into the house for rehearsal with music.
•The first ½ hour will be set up and rehearsal in venue lobby, the second ½ hour will be rehearsal with music in the house and the final ½ hour will be live performance in the venue lobby. Performances in the lobby are completely acapella, with no exceptions.
•Choir members and 3 adult chaperones will each receive a complimentary ticket to the performance upon arrival at the theater from the NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet Tour Manager.
•The choir will be seated as a group (or 2 groups) and not with parents. Option - Parents may choose to buy a second ticket for their child to sit with them for Act II.
PR Waiver, Performance Dress, and Food
•All choir members must sign and return a PR waiver in order to perform.
•All choirs members will dress in either their choir’s uniform or in white shirts/blouses and black pants/skirts. A red ribbon accessory for heads and/or necks is acceptable. (No blue jeans or t-shirts, with no exceptions)
•Choir members should arrive at the venue rested, groomed and well fed. Choristers may bring a water bottle but it may not be allowed in the house. There will not be time for a meal until after the performance which is 2 hours long.
Publicity and Playbill
Choirs are encouraged to create a cast insert (2-sided 5.5” x 8.5” sheet only) and deliver a minimum of 200 copies to the venue House Manager by noon of the performance day for stuffing into NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet playbills.
Choirs will submit at least one image and a blurb about their choir and a bio about the choir director for use by the NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet PR office. With this information NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet will announce the partnership to regional press and to national press. This information will also appear on NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet website’s “Your City” pages and in social media.
•NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet offers each choir the opportunity to fundraise by receiving 10% of every ticket sold by the choir. Each participating choir will receive a code for tracing sales. Parents purchasing tickets through the above code will see the performance and benefit the choir too.
•Upon request, Choirs will receive 100 NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet flyers individualized for that choir and an electronic flyer.