Posts Tagged community

Growing the Circle

Growing the Circle

A post by Jo Rasi, Marketing & Programs Director
Anyone who has reveled with us knows that we are all about circles here at Washington Revels. The members of Jubilee Voices, one of our year-round performing ensembles, hold hands in a circle to share a moment of peace and togetherness before a performance. We sing a goodnight song in three concentric circles at the end of many Community Sings. The very idea of circling is foundational to Revels—since the first Christmas Revels in 1983, every rehearsal and performance has begun with a circle. In more recent years, the cast has even been organized into many different overlapping circles: Stage Families, Children’s Chorus, Teen Chorus, Adult Chorus and the full ensemble. At the end of every show, our backstage and

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All are Welcome in Our Revels Community

All are Welcome in Our Revels Community

A guest post by Katrina Van Duyn
Although I usually join in Revels’ Christmas productions as a specialty performer, in Québécois I am happy to play a more hybrid role, not exactly a chorus member (I was not hired for my soprano chops), but definitely a member of the village community onstage. So I have come to the chorus rehearsals as much as possible, and have enjoyed and learned so much from them.

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Welcome to the Revels Blog!

Welcome to the Revels Blog!

Posted by Washington Revels
Welcome to Washington Revel’s newly located and redesigned blog! We’ll be posting exciting content here from now through The Christmas Revels, so please subscribe to receive notice when we post, so that you can
meet the cast, crew, and other folks who are behind the scenes (and in the scenes) of the show, learn about some of the experiences of Revelers and the Reveling we do, read articles about some of the Québécois-themed content in the show, discover the meanings of several distinctly Revels elements that reappear in our celebrations, get a sneak peek of the fun we are having prepping for the show, and more!

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