It is with a heavy heart that we are canceling our Spring Singers Community Chorus due to start on Monday 12th. There are many factors that have gone into this decision and I hope you understand this was not an easy decision to make. We really appreciate your support and participation in Revels North and we cannot wait to sing with you all again soon.
On Saturday April 13th we will be celebrating the return of the Revels Spring Sing with an evening performance and sing-along at the First Congregational Church in Lebanon (right next to Revels North) and even more excitingly we will be holding a full day singing workshop leading up to the aforementioned evening show. This will be a unique opportunity to learn, sing and perform some incredible VT & NH traditional songs and arrangements by local artists, all in beautiful 3 & 4 part harmony. More information will be coming soon about this full day event, so please watch this space and save the date.
It is worth mentioning here that the planned Clog Dance Course with Laurel Swift is still going ahead and will begin this coming Tuesday and there is still time to sign up for this course if you would like to.
We have some very exciting programs in the works for this year which we will be announcing soon, so as always, keep an eye out on our website, mailing list and social media for up-to-date information.
Wishing you all the best,
Artistic Director for Revels North
CLOG DANCE COURSE
Join Revels North as we present a 6-week course with world renowned clog dancer, Laurel Swift
Come and learn this intricate and satisfying percussive dance form! We will learn dances that explore a variety of rhythms and ways of making sounds with the clogs. Laurel will teach some of Pat Tracey's dances, which originate from East Lancashire in the North of England and contain many exciting and dynamic steps.
Beginners class is suitable for those who've never tried clog dancing before or those who have done a little and would like a steady and supportive learning environment to get to grips with a complete routine.
The intermediate/advanced class is for those who have experience of clog or other percussive forms and are confident at copying and retaining steps. We will learn an intermediate dance and focus on accuracy of the style, then have a play with choreography and variations.
We have some clogs available to borrow, you can also wear hard soled shoes, ideally with no heel.
Starts Tuesday 13th February
and continues on Feb 20th, Feb 27th, March 5th, March 12 and finishing on March 19th.
Beginners: 6:15pm - 7.15pm
Intermediate/Advanced: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Cost for 6 week course: $125
The Midwinter Revels History
The Midwinter Revels, a beloved Upper Valley tradition for the whole family since 1975, is presented annually by Revels North. We celebrate the holiday season and the turning of the year with singing, dancing, and traditions that span the centuries and the globe. Recent performances have featured the stories, music and traditions of the Northlands, Québec, Ireland, Appalachia, England, and Venice. After over forty years of performances at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, Revels North brought The Revels to historic Lebanon Opera House in 2019.
The Midwinter Revels would not be possible without the participation of dozens of children, teens, and adults who take on acting roles, join the chorus, and volunteer with costuming, makeup and hair styling. In typical years, auditions for The Midwinter Revels take place in early September, with rehearsals beginning later in September.