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The Christmas Revels:

In Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Sanders Theatre

Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

The 31st annual Christmas Revels

returns to Sanders Theatre, Cambridge,

for 18 performances

December 14-16, 20-23 & 26-30

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For more than 30 years, thousands of families across New England have made attending The Christmas Revels an important part of their family's annual holiday traditions. This December the tradition continues as Revels presents the 31st annual Christmas Revels at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre and a total of 18 performances "in celebration of the winter solstice".

Directed by Revels' artistic director Patrick Swanson with music direction by George Emlen , this year's Christmas Revels takes us to Tudor England during the reign Henry VIII and the time of the founding of the original office of The Revels, a department of the government that managed all court entertainment including jousting, music and masques - all of which will take place in glorious Sanders Theatre. Filled with period music, carols, folk tales and dance, the 2001 Christmas Revels celebrates the solstice as did the Revels of Henry VIII, royally and with grand merriment!

The Christmas Revels is performed at Sanders Theatre , Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Tickets go on sale October 20th at 12 Noon. At that time, tickets will be available through the Harvard Box Office in person or by phone charge at 617-496-2222.

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Christmas Revels Performance Dates and Times are as follows:

December 14, Friday 8pm
December 15, Saturday 3pm & 8pm
December 16, Sunday 1pm & 5pm
December 20, Thursday 7:30pm
December 21, Friday 8pm
December 22, Saturday 3pm & 8pm
December 23, Sunday 1pm & 5pm
December 26, Wednesday7:30pm
December 27, Thursday & 7:30pm
December 28, Friday 3pm & 8pm
December 29, Saturday 3pm & 8pm
December 30, Sunday 1pm
Ticket Prices:

Adults: $18, $28, $38
Children under 12: $12, $20, $30

All seats are reserved.

For more information on The Christmas Revels please phone 617-972-8300 x21.

To purchase tickets:

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Sanders Theatre is located in Memorial Hall, on the corner of Quincy and Kirkland Streets,
a five minute walk from the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line.

Sanders Theatre45 Quincy St
Cambridge, MA 02138-3003
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For more information on The Christmas Revels or to receive a free catalogue of Revels recordings and songbooks, please call 617-972-8300 or e-mail us at products@revels.org.

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Founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1971 by musician John Langstaff and his daughter Carol, The Revels has grown into a national non-profit arts organization, offering a wide Variety of recorded music and theatrical seasonal celebrations using traditional folk materials from around the world.

In December 2001, The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice will be presented in eleven cities across the country: Cambridge, Massachusets; New York City; Washington, D.C. ; Hanover, New Hampshire; Oakland, California; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Houston, Texas; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota; Tacoma, Washington; Portland, Oregon; and Chicago, Illinois. The newest Revels company is Rocky Mountain Revels, in Boulder, Colorado.

The Boston Globe
Christmas Revels is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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You can look at pictures of:

The 2005 Christmas Revels
The 2000 Christmas Revels
The 1999 Christmas Revels
The 1998 Christmas Revels
Revels The 2000 Christmas Revels 2001 Spring Revels
The 1999 Christmas Revels 2000 Spring Revels
The 1998 Christmas Revels 1999 Sea Revels
The 1997 Christmas Revels 1998 Sea Revels
The 1996 Christmas Revels 1997 Midsummer Revels
The 1995 Christmas Revels 1996 Midsummer Revels The 1997 Christmas Revels
The 1996 Christmas Revels
The 25th Anniversary 1995 Christmas Revels

Back Sheldon Brown's Unofficial Revels Index Page

Official Revels, Inc. Site
The 2005 Christmas Revels
The 2000 Christmas Revels 2001 Spring Revels
The 1999 Christmas Revels 2000 Spring Revels
The 1998 Christmas Revels 1999 Sea Revels
The 1997 Christmas Revels 1998 Sea Revels
The 1996 Christmas Revels 1997 Midsummer Revels
The 1995 Christmas Revels 1996 Midsummer Revels

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