Revels Cities Performances


This December, the Cambridge Revels community has the unique opportunity to join virtual Christmas Revels productions from Revels companies across the country. Throughout holiday season, virtual events from our eight Revels affiliate companies will be presented through Zoom, VOD streaming, public television, and more. Celebrate with The Christmas Revels in Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Colorado, Washington D.C., and New Hampshire, all from the comfort of your living room!

 

California Revels - Oakland, CA

Unruly Magic
Streaming on Vimeo and YouTube
Live Zoom Events December 12 - 13, 18 - 20

Unruly Magic — A young Reveler turns to a magical staff to help her find a way through somber and troubled times. The staff, imbued with ancient lore, takes her on an adventure that isn’t quite what she had in mind. Magic and mystery, spirits and song take the reins for this journey of the heart. The ancient traditions of bonfires, rituals, dances, and songs that have sustained generations through struggle and celebration are rekindled this Solstice, proving that tradition—and magic—lives on. Featuring Shay Black and Windborne Singers, a blend of archival footage with newly-filmed pieces create a dynamic and moving feast for the eyes, ears, and spirit.

Tickets available online through December 20

Learn more and purchase tickets at californiarevels.org

 

Portland Revels - Portland, OR

Christmas Revels 2020
Live Virtual Performances December 18, 20, and 24
Available to Stream between December 25 - January 4

We’re blending tradition, technology, and the magic of film to beam the music, ritual, and light of our winter solstice celebration straight into your living room. Our hour-long film reimagines many favorites: group singing, narrated story, stunning visual backdrops, the delightful Revels children, and new band sets with old friends. There’ll be an Abbots Bromley Horn Dance presented as you’ve never seen it, and we’ll follow the Revels Fool on a quest to find the light.  Join us for any of our virtual performances or view the film on our website from December 25 to January 4.

Join us for our three live virtual performances with special guests:

December 18 at 7:30 pm
December 20 at 2:00 pm
December 24 at 7:30 pm

Learn more at portlandrevels.org.

 

Puget Sound Revels - Tacoma, WA

The Christmas Revels - The Movie!
Available to Stream December 20-31

Once there was a year so strange that gathering to sing, laugh, hold hands and dance became dangerous… How then to revel? How to drive the dark away? 

Well, our joyous, timeless celebration for all ages will still happen because we created The Christmas Revels - The Movie! 

It's a 45-minute film full of the spirit of Revels that will fill our hearts with hilarity, music, beauty, celebration, and a sense of connection. We'll not only drive the dark away, we'll drive the coronavirus away - no kidding! Best of all, wherever you may be, and wherever your loved ones may be, you can all join us. Welcome Yule! 

Join a Hosted Opening Performance, Saturday, December 19 at 3 PM at 7:30 PM PST
Stream The Christmas Revels - The Movie! between December 20 and December 31

Learn more and purchase tickets at pugetsoundrevels.org.

 

Revels - Cambridge, MA

The Christmas Revels 2020: A Virtual Celebration
Available via Video-On-Demand December 18 - 31

Join us for this year's Christmas Revels featuring some of our favorite artists plus a special performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma! 

For the first time in 50 years, the annual Christmas Revels will not be celebrated live in Harvard’s historic Sanders Theatre. The shortest day will come, and the year will die - but as Revels fans across country know, that is never the end of the story! This December, a small band of performers will walk into an empty theater to fulfill the promise of …. “people singing, to keep the year alive,” as stipulated in Susan Cooper’s poem, "The Shortest Day." They will be joined by two stalwart audience members who have been present since the first Christmas Revels in 1971: the marble statues of James Otis (Paula Plum) and Josiah Quincy (Richard Snee). James and Josiah remember every song, every dance, and every “Welcome Yule!” and are quite excited to share their vivid memories with us!

This unique virtual production features performances from our extensive archives alongside lively new offerings from special guest Yo-Yo Ma, guest performers, and over 200 community voices.

Wassail Party (12/20) & The Christmas Revels Event Pass, $200/household
The Christmas Revels Event Pass, $50/household, unlimited access
The Christmas Revels Event Pass and CD, $80/household, unlimited access

Event Passes allow for unlimited access between Friday, December 18 at 7 PM ET and Thursday, December 31 at 11:59 PM ET. Learn more and purchase Event Passes at ChristmasRevels2020.org.

 

Revels Houston - Houston, TX

2020 Christmas Revels
1st Video Available 12/19
2nd Video Available 12/21

Our virtual Christmas Revels will celebrate our 30th year serving our community. We have selected "memories" from our English, Appalachian, Nordic, Russian, Hispanic, Romany, and Scottish Revels to create 2 videos. Each video will run for approximately one hour. Our first video will be available on December 19 and our second video will be available on December 21.

The videos will be available for all viewers through Facebook or our website's "Event" page. We are not selling tickets this year. We are asking viewers to consider a donation to Revels Houston so we can continue to create future "memories"!

 
Learn more at revelshouston.org.

 

Revels North - Lebanon, NH

The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again
Available Now on Vimeo On Demand

Click here to view a trailer

The light always returns! Coming to your home this holiday season, Revels North proudly presents a seventeen-minute animated film called The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again. Viewing options are free and low-cost in order to make the film available to all. Donations are greatly appreciated at revelsnorth.org.

The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again, available to rent for $2.99 or purchase for $9.99 on Vimeo On Demand

The Christmas Revels: All Shall Be Well Again DVD, available for $15. Order yours today!

Register for a free Revels North Watch Party of All Shall Be Well Again. Showings begin Sunday, December 13

Watch All Shall Be Well Again on New Hampshire PBS beginning Tuesday, December 15

Watch All Shall Be Well Again and The Christmas Revels: An English Celebration of the Winter Solstice on CATV - This double feature includes a showing of Revels North's 2019 Christmas Revels production. Broadcasts will stream on CATV fifteen times between Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day.

Learn more at revelsnorth.org.

 

Rocky Mountain Revels - Boulder, CO

Video Available Soon on YouTube and Facebook

Welcome Yule! Rocky Mountain Revels is putting together a video compilation of clips from past shows, newly recorded songs, a new Mummers Play, and commentary from staff. 

Learn more and get involved at rockymountainrevels.org.

 

Santa Barbara Revels - Santa Barbara, CA

A Virtual Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Live Pre-Show Event Monday, December 21
Available via Vimeo On Demand December 21

This year, we will be offering a virtual Revels show that gets back to some classic Revels material: we will be presenting a theatrical performance of English Renaissance and medieval music (filmed in the Marjorie Luke Theater, with audio recorded at a masked, socially distanced outdoor recording session) of a short, hour-long Revels show that will replicate the Revels experience as closely as we can given the current guidelines, which make in-person arts events impossible.   

A Virtual Celebration of the Winter Solstice + Pre-Show Event, $50/household

Learn more at santabarbararevels.org.


Washington Revels - Washington, D.C. 

Winter Solstice Revels
Live Event Sunday, December 20
On-Demand Access Available December 23 - January 6

Kindle the spirit of the season and the comfort of “hearth & home” with the Winter Solstice Revels! This year the glow may come from our favorite devices rather than the flaming Yule log, but the warmth will be just as real with traditional Revels singalongs, performances by our virtual choruses of Adults, Teens and Children, the cheerful sound of the Washington Revels Brass, and a stunning rendition of the spiritual My Lord What a Mornin’ by the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices.

Join a Live Streaming Event, Sunday, December 20 at 7 PM ET
Stream Winter Solstice Revels between December 23 and January 6

Learn more and purchase tickets at revelsdc.org.