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The Christmas Revels Goes Virtual during a "Season of Reveling"

Winter Solstice Revels

Kindle the spirit of the season and the comfort of “hearth and home” with the Winter Solstice Revels! This year, the glow may come from our devices rather than a flaming Yule log, but the warmth will be just as real. The show will feature traditional singalongs, beautiful performances by virtual choruses, the cheerful sound of the Washington Revels Brass, and a stunning rendition of the spiritual “My Lord What a Mornin" by the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices.

Guests and longtime Revels friends Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, and the Happenstance Theater will add to the merriment with a special 2020 mummers play, and Foggy Bottom Morris and Rock Creek Morris will bring the haunting Abbots Bromley Horn Dance to life.

This year’s cast and crew includes Intermediate School science teacher Bill Hoffmann ’79, alumni Christopher Lewis ’98, Patrick Malone ’97, Terry Winslow ’58, and past Potomac parents Greg and Susan Lewis. This year, Potomac student Ronan Malone ’31 is part of the children's chorus.

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The Revels Tradition at The Potomac School

Mummers Play

Potomac’s involvement with Revels dates back over 60 years. Its founder, John M. (“Jack”) Langstaff, music director at Potomac from 1955 to 1967, instructed his students in seasonal celebrations of the winter solstice and the rebirth of spring. Elements of those celebrations remain part of Potomac’s holiday assemblies and May Day festivities. Potomac alumni and teachers helped form Washington Revels in 1983. Potomac students made up the children’s chorus in that first performance, and (along with many other members of the Potomac community) have acted and sung in every show since then. Washington Revels’ continues to offers Christmas Revels discounted tickets for the Potomac community which dates back to 1983.

Potomac has recognized Jack Langstaff by naming the Engelhard Performing Arts Center auditorium after him. For its part, Revels, which celebrates the universal themes of the renewal of light and life through the prisms of different cultures, and the common responses that bind the human family together, honors values that have helped shape Potomac for over a century.

About Revels and Washington Revels


The first Revels organization was founded in 1971 by Jack Langstaff in Cambridge, MA, and Revels companies are now active in nine cities across the United States. Each city’s organization is an independent nonprofit institution with its own board, office, and artistic staff, and separate finances. An umbrella organization, Revels, Inc., maintains artistic standards for all organizations, researches traditional materials from many cultures, and assists with scripts and music. Washington Revels, the fourth Revels company, was founded in 1983. After a quarter-century in the District of Columbia, Washington Revels relocated to Maryland in October 2009, launching a decade of expansion. Besides its long-running Christmas Revels and May Revels, recent programs have also included four year-round performing ensembles, community participation events like Pub Sings, Community Sings, and the virtual Daily Antidote of Song, volunteer activities, and children's workshops. Read more about Jack Langstaff here.

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7:00 PM.  

Continuing a 38-year tradition, Washington Revels is offering the Potomac community a  discount. This year, save 15% on two or more tickets for the Sunday, December 20th, 7:00 pm show. 

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All access codes will come together in one confirmation email. Purchase includes on-demand access to a recording from December 23 through January 6. You will also receive a program with singalong lyrics and instructions to set the stage for the perfect viewing experience with props, food and beverage recipes and more. Click here to preview the Solstice excitement.

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