News and Reviews
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Article by Steve Smith, executive director, from the Revels April Newsletter: Renewal
The Christmas Revels (2011)
Boston Globe: Cambridge’s Yo-Yo Ma spent Monday night checking out this year’s Christmas Revels at the Sanders Theatre.
The reviews are in!
The Three Fools with the chorus. Photo by Roger Ide
The three fools planning to bring back the light. Photo by Roger Ide
Revels 40th Anniversary Gayla
Our Gayla was in Names in The Boston Globe (March 14, 2011)
The Christmas Revels 2010
The Reviews are in. We're a hit!
Read The Boston Phoenix review: "Holy Ghosts" (Dec. 22, 2010 )
Read The Boston Herald review: "Magical Revels..." (Dec. 19, 2010)
Read The Boston Globe review: "Revels marks and anniversary with dramatic flair" (Dec. 21, 2010)
Read Joel Brown’s preview article, "Hark the ghosts of Haddon Hall" in The Boston Globe (December 17, 2010)
Revels Featured in Yankee Magazine (November-December 2010)
Revels opens Cambridge River Festival (June 5, 2010)
HarvardSquare.com: "Revels kicks off 31st annual Cambridge River Festival"
Revels and Perkins School for the Blind: "Celebration of the Spring" (May 27, 2010)
Boston.com: "Revels and Perkins Special Celebration" (May 18, 2010)
Boston Globe: "Perkins School participates in annual Revels celebration" (May 27, 2010)
Perkins student John Castillo leads the assembled chorus and audience in song. Photo by Arthur Ferguson
Singer David Coffin and the padstow "obby 'Oss from Cornwall, England. Photo by Arthur Ferguson
The Christmas Revels 2009
Read the Rave Reviews!
The Boston Phoenix: "Revels Takes us Back to Our Roots" (December 16, 2009)
The Boston Globe: "Old Fashioned Revels" (December 15, 2009)
The Boston Herald: "Revel with a cause in Cambridge" (December 14, 2009)
The Patriot Ledger: "Revels revels in the pageantry of America's past" (December 17, 2009)
Watch a TV clip from Boston's Neighborhood Network News (December 15, 2009)
Photos by Roger Ide
Read the CCTV review (Sept. 21, 2009)
Read the Cambridge Chronicle review (Sept. 21, 2009)
Read about RiverSing: Boston.com
Read about RiverSing: HubArts.com
RiverSing feature: The Cambridge Chronicle
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The Revels Spring-Summer 2009 Newsletter
The Christmas Revels 2008
The Boston Globe: "A Hardy, Jolly Christmas...a perfect holiday treat!" (December 19, 2008)
The Boston Phoenix: "Arise and Hail" (December 16, 2008)
The Boston Herald: "Tis the season for night of Revel-ry" (December 15, 2008)
Listen to Revels on WGBH: "Classical Performance" (December 10, 2008)
Listen to Revels on WBUR: "On Point" (December 24, 2008)
HubArts.com by Joel Brown: "Yo-Yo Ma boosts Christmas Revels"
A+E Interactive (Bay Area Arts and Entertainment Blog): "Holiday House Partying with singer-songwriter Dan Zanes"
The Christmas Revels by Jonah Goldstein: "A Dancer's Perspective"
Revels and the Charles River Conservancy present the 5th annual RiverSing: Bridging the Charles with Voice and Light
Event adds folksinger Bill Staines to the growing performance roster. (August 2008)
Mayor Menino speaks at SummersDay Revels
and Secretary of Transportation Bernard Cohen "battles" Sea Serpent (June 2008)
Friends of Fort Point Channel presents SummersDay Revels, a free open-air summer celebration in Boston, June 20-22
Revels offers a celebration for everyone under the sun! (May 2008)
Revels and Perkins School for the Blind present eighth annual "Celebration of Spring" set for Thursday, May 22 at Perkins
Cameras welcome at this special collaboration. (May 2008)
John Langstaff awakens Space Shuttle Discovery astronauts with "Lord of the Dance"
Music requested by Shuttle Commmander Pam Melroy's husband; Astronaut and family attend The Christmas Revels in Houston. (December 2007)
37th annual Christmas Revels returns to Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, for 18 performances, Dec. 14-16, 20-23 & 27-30
Winter Solstice celebration returns to Cambridge - Balkan-Style! (October 2007)
Revels announces 2007-08 Salon Series at the Commander's Mansion in Watertown, MA
Annual series includes discussions/demonstrations on Bulgarian folk songs, New Orleans brass bands and more. (September 2007)
David Nath's documentary film on Revels founder John Langstaff to premiere at The Capitol Theater in Arlington, MA
World premiere set for May 17th, 2006. (January 2006)