Annual Revels RiverSing Welcomes Fall
On Sunday, September 19, you are invited to celebrate the approaching Autumnal Equinox with thousands of singers and picnickers at the 7th Annual Revels RiverSing along the banks of The Charles River in Cambridge.
This giant community sing produced by Revels features a colorful Grand Procession, dozens of area chorus members and solo artists, a talented folk band, plus local sax legend Stan Strickland.
The event, free and open to the public,
involves the entire audience, because at a Revels event, everyone is,
of course, encouraged to sing along. (The communal sing will take place
from 6 p.m. to dark on the Cambridge side of the Charles
River near the John W. Weeks Footbridge at Memorial Drive.)
Interspersed with the songs will be poetry readings by Cambridge
Poet Populist Jean Dany-Joachim and members of the acclaimed
Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Stan Strickland will
perform an improvisational sunset serenade from an illuminated Sun/ Moon
boat floating on the Charles.
Founded in 1971 by musician and educator John Langstaff
and his daughter Carol, Revels links the music, dances and seasonal
rituals from an older world to a modern world. The theater company celebrates
the seasons and cycles of human life through songs, dances and stories
from traditional cultures in its annual production of "The
Christmas Revels" plus other community events including
Revels RiverSing. George Emlen serves as Revels, Inc.’s
Music Director; Patrick Swanson is National Artistic
For more information, call 617-972-8300 or visit www.revels.org where you'll find video and photos from past celebrations.
-- OnStage Boston
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