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The Christmas Revels

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels to historic Lebanon Opera House in 2019.

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels take place in late spring, with rehearsals beginning in September.

Click here for information about this year's plans for The Christmas Revels.

Spring Singers

Revels North believes that singing together builds stronger communities. With that in mind, in 2018 Revels North created the Spring Singers community chorus for singers ranging from age 8 to adult. All levels of experience are welcome. Written music is made available for those that find it helpful, but music reading is not required. The 2020 program featured original music, arrangements of traditional songs, and a healthy dose of shape note hymns on the themes of gardens, grace, the moon, and mud. Poignant, powerful, sweet, and silly… Revels does it all.

Although two scheduled March performances were cancelled due to COVID-19, participants in this program enjoyed the camaraderie and singing at rehearsals every Monday evening. He hope to be able to bring the program back in January 2021.

Summer Revels

Summer Revels is an annual outdoor celebration of the summer solstice the kicks off the arrival of summer in a family-friendly festival atmosphere, with food, crafts, activities and a performance by the Summer Revels chorus. The chorus is open to everyone age 6 to adult – no auditions or music reading required! The chorus rehearses every Monday for 6-8 weeks prior to Summer Revels.

The 2020 Summer Revels celebration, scheduled for June at Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon, was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Band of Fools

The Band of Fools is an all-ages musical ensemble modeled on the community street band, where people come together to have fun making music. With guidance from Artistic Director Nils Fredland and Band of Fools Director Pat MacPherson, and with whatever instruments players choose to bring, we play tunes and create arrangements to support dancing and singing. The Band of Fools is open to Revelers of all ages who are beginner or experienced instrument players. No music reading necessary. Bring your fiddle, kazoo, drum bass, sousaphone, jaw harp, or banjo–or anything, really–and get ready for a wild musical journey!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

Community Dance

The Revels Community Dance is an all-inclusive, no experience necessary, smile-inducing evening of joyful community dancing with live music provided by traditional musicians from the Upper Valley and beyond, and hosted by a dance caller who will help you feel confident and comfortable as you move your feet. The caller explains how the dance flows, helps the dancers “walk through” the steps before the music starts, and continues calling out instructions throughout the dance.

Dress lightly, wear your most comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, grab your family, and come join us for an unforgettable evening of music and movement!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

 
 
 
 
 

The Christmas Revels

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels to historic Lebanon Opera House in 2019.

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels take place in late spring, with rehearsals beginning in September.

Click here for information about this year's plans for The Christmas Revels.

Spring Singers

Revels North believes that singing together builds stronger communities. With that in mind, in 2018 Revels North created the Spring Singers community chorus for singers ranging from age 8 to adult. All levels of experience are welcome. Written music is made available for those that find it helpful, but music reading is not required. The 2020 program featured original music, arrangements of traditional songs, and a healthy dose of shape note hymns on the themes of gardens, grace, the moon, and mud. Poignant, powerful, sweet, and silly… Revels does it all.

Although two scheduled March performances were cancelled due to COVID-19, participants in this program enjoyed the camaraderie and singing at rehearsals every Monday evening. He hope to be able to bring the program back in January 2021.

Summer Revels

Summer Revels is an annual outdoor celebration of the summer solstice the kicks off the arrival of summer in a family-friendly festival atmosphere, with food, crafts, activities and a performance by the Summer Revels chorus. The chorus is open to everyone age 6 to adult – no auditions or music reading required! The chorus rehearses every Monday for 6-8 weeks prior to Summer Revels.

The 2020 Summer Revels celebration, scheduled for June at Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon, was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Band of Fools

The Band of Fools is an all-ages musical ensemble modeled on the community street band, where people come together to have fun making music. With guidance from Artistic Director Nils Fredland and Band of Fools Director Pat MacPherson, and with whatever instruments players choose to bring, we play tunes and create arrangements to support dancing and singing. The Band of Fools is open to Revelers of all ages who are beginner or experienced instrument players. No music reading necessary. Bring your fiddle, kazoo, drum bass, sousaphone, jaw harp, or banjo–or anything, really–and get ready for a wild musical journey!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

Community Dance

The Revels Community Dance is an all-inclusive, no experience necessary, smile-inducing evening of joyful community dancing with live music provided by traditional musicians from the Upper Valley and beyond, and hosted by a dance caller who will help you feel confident and comfortable as you move your feet. The caller explains how the dance flows, helps the dancers “walk through” the steps before the music starts, and continues calling out instructions throughout the dance.

Dress lightly, wear your most comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, grab your family, and come join us for an unforgettable evening of music and movement!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

The Christmas Revels

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels to historic Lebanon Opera House in 2019.

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels take place in late spring, with rehearsals beginning in September.

Click here for information about this year's plans for The Christmas Revels.

Spring Singers

Revels North believes that singing together builds stronger communities. With that in mind, in 2018 Revels North created the Spring Singers community chorus for singers ranging from age 8 to adult. All levels of experience are welcome. Written music is made available for those that find it helpful, but music reading is not required. The 2020 program featured original music, arrangements of traditional songs, and a healthy dose of shape note hymns on the themes of gardens, grace, the moon, and mud. Poignant, powerful, sweet, and silly… Revels does it all.

Although two scheduled March performances were cancelled due to COVID-19, participants in this program enjoyed the camaraderie and singing at rehearsals every Monday evening. He hope to be able to bring the program back in January 2021.

Summer Revels

Summer Revels is an annual outdoor celebration of the summer solstice the kicks off the arrival of summer in a family-friendly festival atmosphere, with food, crafts, activities and a performance by the Summer Revels chorus. The chorus is open to everyone age 6 to adult – no auditions or music reading required! The chorus rehearses every Monday for 6-8 weeks prior to Summer Revels.

The 2020 Summer Revels celebration, scheduled for June at Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon, was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Band of Fools

The Band of Fools is an all-ages musical ensemble modeled on the community street band, where people come together to have fun making music. With guidance from Artistic Director Nils Fredland and Band of Fools Director Pat MacPherson, and with whatever instruments players choose to bring, we play tunes and create arrangements to support dancing and singing. The Band of Fools is open to Revelers of all ages who are beginner or experienced instrument players. No music reading necessary. Bring your fiddle, kazoo, drum bass, sousaphone, jaw harp, or banjo–or anything, really–and get ready for a wild musical journey!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

Community Dance

The Revels Community Dance is an all-inclusive, no experience necessary, smile-inducing evening of joyful community dancing with live music provided by traditional musicians from the Upper Valley and beyond, and hosted by a dance caller who will help you feel confident and comfortable as you move your feet. The caller explains how the dance flows, helps the dancers “walk through” the steps before the music starts, and continues calling out instructions throughout the dance.

Dress lightly, wear your most comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, grab your family, and come join us for an unforgettable evening of music and movement!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

The Christmas Revels

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels to historic Lebanon Opera House in 2019.

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels take place in late spring, with rehearsals beginning in September.

Click here for information about this year's plans for The Christmas Revels.

Spring Singers

Revels North believes that singing together builds stronger communities. With that in mind, in 2018 Revels North created the Spring Singers community chorus for singers ranging from age 8 to adult. All levels of experience are welcome. Written music is made available for those that find it helpful, but music reading is not required. The 2020 program featured original music, arrangements of traditional songs, and a healthy dose of shape note hymns on the themes of gardens, grace, the moon, and mud. Poignant, powerful, sweet, and silly… Revels does it all.

Although two scheduled March performances were cancelled due to COVID-19, participants in this program enjoyed the camaraderie and singing at rehearsals every Monday evening. He hope to be able to bring the program back in January 2021.

Summer Revels

Summer Revels is an annual outdoor celebration of the summer solstice the kicks off the arrival of summer in a family-friendly festival atmosphere, with food, crafts, activities and a performance by the Summer Revels chorus. The chorus is open to everyone age 6 to adult – no auditions or music reading required! The chorus rehearses every Monday for 6-8 weeks prior to Summer Revels.

The 2020 Summer Revels celebration, scheduled for June at Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon, was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Band of Fools

The Band of Fools is an all-ages musical ensemble modeled on the community street band, where people come together to have fun making music. With guidance from Artistic Director Nils Fredland and Band of Fools Director Pat MacPherson, and with whatever instruments players choose to bring, we play tunes and create arrangements to support dancing and singing. The Band of Fools is open to Revelers of all ages who are beginner or experienced instrument players. No music reading necessary. Bring your fiddle, kazoo, drum bass, sousaphone, jaw harp, or banjo–or anything, really–and get ready for a wild musical journey!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

Community Dance

The Revels Community Dance is an all-inclusive, no experience necessary, smile-inducing evening of joyful community dancing with live music provided by traditional musicians from the Upper Valley and beyond, and hosted by a dance caller who will help you feel confident and comfortable as you move your feet. The caller explains how the dance flows, helps the dancers “walk through” the steps before the music starts, and continues calling out instructions throughout the dance.

Dress lightly, wear your most comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, grab your family, and come join us for an unforgettable evening of music and movement!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

The Christmas Revels

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels to historic Lebanon Opera House in 2019.

The Christmas 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 Christmas Revels take place in late spring, with rehearsals beginning in September.

Click here for information about this year's plans for The Christmas Revels.

Spring Singers

Revels North believes that singing together builds stronger communities. With that in mind, in 2018 Revels North created the Spring Singers community chorus for singers ranging from age 8 to adult. All levels of experience are welcome. Written music is made available for those that find it helpful, but music reading is not required. The 2020 program featured original music, arrangements of traditional songs, and a healthy dose of shape note hymns on the themes of gardens, grace, the moon, and mud. Poignant, powerful, sweet, and silly… Revels does it all.

Although two scheduled March performances were cancelled due to COVID-19, participants in this program enjoyed the camaraderie and singing at rehearsals every Monday evening. He hope to be able to bring the program back in January 2021.

Summer Revels

Summer Revels is an annual outdoor celebration of the summer solstice the kicks off the arrival of summer in a family-friendly festival atmosphere, with food, crafts, activities and a performance by the Summer Revels chorus. The chorus is open to everyone age 6 to adult – no auditions or music reading required! The chorus rehearses every Monday for 6-8 weeks prior to Summer Revels.

The 2020 Summer Revels celebration, scheduled for June at Colburn Park in downtown Lebanon, was cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Band of Fools

The Band of Fools is an all-ages musical ensemble modeled on the community street band, where people come together to have fun making music. With guidance from Artistic Director Nils Fredland and Band of Fools Director Pat MacPherson, and with whatever instruments players choose to bring, we play tunes and create arrangements to support dancing and singing. The Band of Fools is open to Revelers of all ages who are beginner or experienced instrument players. No music reading necessary. Bring your fiddle, kazoo, drum bass, sousaphone, jaw harp, or banjo–or anything, really–and get ready for a wild musical journey!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

Community Dance

The Revels Community Dance is an all-inclusive, no experience necessary, smile-inducing evening of joyful community dancing with live music provided by traditional musicians from the Upper Valley and beyond, and hosted by a dance caller who will help you feel confident and comfortable as you move your feet. The caller explains how the dance flows, helps the dancers “walk through” the steps before the music starts, and continues calling out instructions throughout the dance.

Dress lightly, wear your most comfortable pair of flat-soled shoes, grab your family, and come join us for an unforgettable evening of music and movement!

This program is free. We appreciate your donations to help keep our programs open and accessible to all.

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Revels North

P.O. Box 415

Hanover, NH 03755

866-556-3083

info@RevelsNorth.org

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