Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox with music and art! Revels RiverSing starts in Harvard Square, then parades to the Charles River for an evening of song. This free, family-friendly, participatory event includes famous musicians, actors, and puppeteers; and a singalong of well-known seasonal songs. It is aimed at everyone, not just the pagan community.
“It’s about the shifting seasons. I think that underpins everything. We really feel like we’re making this subtle but powerful shift. The celebration is based on that moment,” says George Emlen, music director.
“Revels is about marking the passing seasons,” he says. Revels is known for its local celebrations of all the seasons and for its unusual and enchanting tradition of including the audience in the performance. At the RiverSing, everyone is invited to march in the parade and to sing along in the songs at the river. “We want people to raise their voices together unselfconsciously, which is so rare in our society,” says Mr. Emlen. Lyrics for the singalong and more information can be found at http://www.revels.org/calendar/riversing.
The RiverSing is on Sunday September 22 2013 and begins in Winthrop Park in Harvard Square in Cambridge MA, at 5:00. The singing by the Charles begins at 6:00 near the Weeks Footbridge.