This year, we will be offering a virtual Revels show that gets back to some classic Revels material: drawn from our first fully staged show in 2008.
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.
We do hope you will join us! Final details regarding platform to be posted shortly.
The COVID crisis has made our annual Equinox concert impossible – in its stead we present this musical presentation, featuring Revels Music Director Erin McKibben, and special guests Josh Jenkins and Luis Moreno!
The novel coronavirus crisis presents acute challenges to performing arts organizations, particularly those who prioritize communal celebration, like Revels. While we are hopeful that conditions permit a staging of The Christmas Revels by December, for the time being we are suspending all in-person Revels events; this includes our community chorus rehearsals and performances, such as our pub sing and May Day celebration.
At present, we are planning on audition a chorus for a Christmas Revels celebration this year. Rather than holding auditions in June, our current plan is to hold them in September. We will update this page, as well as our facebook, as conditions change.
In the mean time, we are planning a number of remote events, so that we can stay connected even as we physically distance. Stay tuned!
Santa Barbara Revels celebrates a diverse range of cultural traditions by blending music, dance and storytelling in our staged celebrations of the Winter Solstice and other seasons.
We present a number of public events throughout the year. From concerts like Equinox to more informal community pub-sings, there is always an upcoming Revels happening.
The highlight of our season is The Christmas Revels, a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, and folktales.