Santa Barbara Revels presents our first ever Annual Summer Solstice Celebration. Join us in the heat and light of the longest day of the year, also known as "Midsummer" or "Estival Solstice" while we play for you traditional tunes that capture the essence and joy of this long honored celestial occurrence.
We had a great time creating a virtual event for your enjoyment. Our 2021 May Day Celebration is free, fun and can be experienced in your own home! Revels Music Director, Erin McKibben is joined by Josh Jenkins on guitar and vocals, with Kristine Pacheco-Bernt on violin. We feature traditional songs from our Revels Chorus, an English country dance, and a Maypole!
Time to start singing! Open up those songbooks, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, get ready for our celebration of Spring!
Revels Song Leader Erin McKibben has brought together talented musicians Josh Jenkins and Andrew Manos along with some of our Revels Chorus regulars, creating a delightful diversion for your entertainment and pleasure. With sea shanties, traditional tunes, and folk favorites, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
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.
For a donation of $50 (through paypal or check), your household gets access to the show starting December 21st (hosted on vimeo). Additionally, you will get an invite to a pre-show gathering, hosted over Zoom. Our music director will teach some of the songs, and you can have a chance to chat with other Revels fans.
Hosted on Vimeo, starting December 21st, 2020.
Pre-show Zoom Revelry at 5:00pm (PST), December 21st.
Virtual ticket for a household (to be emailed with link and password before the show) included with a $50 donation.
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.