Portland Revels celebrates the seasons through song, dance, story and ritual of the past and present, creating community across generations and cultures.
December, Portland Revels presents a multifaceted stage production to
welcome the winter season. Combining instrumental and choral music,
children's songs and games, ritual and folk dance traditions, drama,
poetry, and audience participation, this event springs from an age-old
tradition of winter solstice celebration. Eleven matinee and
evening Christmas Revels performances are presented in downtown
Portland, Oregon in the handsome historic theater of the Scottish Rite
Center at 1512 SW Morrison, Portland 97205. (SW 15th and Morrison)
We hope you will join with us as we gather, to add joy and celebration in community to your life!
Our December 2012 Appalachian themed show was a great success. Guest artists Suzannah Park and Ithica Tell brought their distinctive and equally gorgeous voices to join with the polished song of the 60-person Revels chorus. Audience comments included raves about the set, the music, and the pure joy of the experience.
For more audience comments go to our Christmas Revels 2012 page.
In addition to our Christmas Revels Show, we sponsor fun seasonal events year-round. We've already had a Pub Sing in honor of Robert Burns' Birthday and a wonderful concert performed by the Revels' Women's Ensemble, ViVoce. Join us for much more to come, Spring Fling in Bohemia, Summerfaire, And Abbots Bromliad are just some of our upcoming events. Go to our calendar page for more.
Thanks to wonderful journalist Dmae Roberts for the great "Stage and Studio" program chat on KBOO radio. Suzannah Park and Betsy Branch brought a great taste of Appalachian music to the airwaves. Here's the link to the 20 minute interview session:
For information about our show, please click on that link in selections on left of page. Our tickets go on sale to the general public in late October.
To contact the Revels office year round, please email info-at-portlandrevels.org or call 503-274-4654.
Revels is a federally registered service mark of Revels Inc, Watertown MA.