Revels Annual RiverSing

Revels Annual RiverSing

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About Revels Annual RiverSing

As the Autumnal Equinox brings the shift from summer to fall, the Revels community in Cambridge celebrates the season’s end in September with music, poetry, and singing.

Revels Annual RiverSing

Photo courtesy of Revels Annual RiverSing

The 2014 Revels Annual RiverSing will take place September 21.

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Bring your family and friends to the Charles River near Harvard Square and partake or watch the Revels RiverSing arts performances. The magic of the season seems to flow each year from the shared songs.

The evening starts in Harvard Square in Cambridge with a parade, honk band, puppets and street performers. People then make their way down to the banks of the Charles River for the remaining festivities.

Past headline performers at Revels RiverSing include Noel Paul Stookey of the group Peter, Paul and Mary. Other performances by Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Somerville and saxophonist Stan Strickland have appeared at the celebrations.

Revels, a growing organization that started in 1971, brings traditional seasonal celebrations back to communities. The participants strive to keep the merriment from historical periods alive in the now modern era.

At RiverSing in September of each year, the Cambridge Revels and any visitors celebrate the coming of the cooler months through communal singing and the sharing of poetry. Supported partially by the Harvard Square Business Association, Cambridge Arts Council, Charles River Conservancy, and Massachusetts Cultural Council, the event brings in a few thousand people a year.