Revels Singers

Directed by music director George Emlen


Revels Singers is an unauditioned community chorus open to everyone who loves to sing. The mission is to engage people through singing, to explore choral repertoire from around the world, to hone musical skills, and to build community through harmony. For members so inclined, there are opportunities to perform each season, in which we represent the Revels organization and spread the spirit of celebration for which Revels is known.

Registration for the Fall 2021 session is now under way. Please register below.

About Revels Singers

Revels_Singers_at_BosTix_220.jpgThe chorus is open to anyone who loves to sing Revels choral music, no audition necessary. The Singers rehearse on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:15 pm. The last 15 minutes are for socializing.

We sing a broad spectrum of choral music drawn mostly from five decades of Revels performances. Energetic rehearsals challenge the seasoned choral singer as well as those with less experience. Repertoire includes Renaissance motets, contemporary anthems, American “shape-note” hymns, spirituals, carols, rounds and arrangements of folk songs from around the world. Many pieces are in languages other than English – always a rewarding challenge. We work hard, have a lot of fun, sound great, and come away from each rehearsal feeling uplifted and energized.

The Revels Singers is open to any adult who simply loves part-singing! This is a non-auditioned chorus. You will nonetheless be held to high choral standards and expected to learn your music. 

Participation Options: Participants in the Revels Singers' 2021-22 season will have the option to rehearse with the group in person or attend rehearsals virtually through a synchronous Zoom call. In-person rehearsals will take place in the Fellowship Hall at the Revels offices, located at 80 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown MA 02472.

COVID Safety Note: In observance of COVID safety precautions, all Revels Singers will be asked to wear masks when attending in-person rehearsals and maintain social distancing while inside the building. Rehearsals will be broken up into two 40-minute periods, with a 10-minute break to allow for air filtration in the hall.