Revels Salon Series

Eclectic in content and social in nature, the Salon Series offers Revelers a chance to gather, enjoy wine and cheese, and enjoy talks by key presenters related to the current year's Christmas Revels. Salons are held once a month on Friday evenings in October and November at the historic Commander's Mansion in Watertown, MA.

Next Salon: Friday, November 18 with Revels Artistic Director Patrick Swanson on the genesis of this year's production.

Tickets - this event is sold out!

Revels Salons are held in the elegant, Victorian-era Commander's Mansion in Watertown, MA. Pre-Salon wine and cheese reception at 7:30 pm. Presentations begin at 8:00 pm, and are followed by more libations, sweets and conversation from 9:00 - 9:30 pm.


November Salon 

The Great Upheaval
Friday, November 18, 2016

An evening with Revels Artistic Director Paddy Swanson who will share some of the research that went into this year’s Acadian-Cajun Christmas Revels. He will trace the origins of Le Grand Dérangement  - the expulsion of the Acadians from Nova Scotia and their subsequent migrations that eventually led to Louisiana where the Acadian culture morphed into Cajun.

Richly illustrated with images and music this is a primer for Revels goers who like a deeper experience of the cultures that we celebrate.





 Paddy Swanson