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Kick-off​ ​Event​ ​for​ ​​The​ ​Christmas​ ​Revels:​ ​A​ ​Nordic​ ​Celebration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Winter​ ​Solstice


Description:

As​ ​fall​ ​comes​ ​knocking,​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​43rd​ ​Christmas​ ​Revels​ ​season

kicks​ ​off​ ​with​ ​a​ ​free​ ​concert​ ​lecture,​ ​potluck,​ ​and​ ​Nordic​ ​traditions​ ​community​ ​dance​ ​with​ ​live music.​ ​This​ ​event​ ​is​ ​free,​ ​for​ ​all​ ​ages​ ​and​ ​open​ ​to​ ​the​ ​public.​ ​Everyone​ ​is​ ​invited!

On​ ​Sunday,​ ​September​ ​24,​ ​join​ ​Revels​ ​North​ ​at​ ​the​ ​East​ ​Thetford​ ​Pavilion​ ​as​ ​they​ ​kick​ ​off​ ​the season​ ​for​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​Nordic​ ​themed​ ​Christmas​ ​Revels​ ​with​ ​a​ ​concert​ ​lecture,​ ​potluck,​ ​and​ ​a community​ ​dance.​ ​Christmas​ ​Revels​ ​guest​ ​artist,​ ​lydia​ ​ievins,​ ​a​ ​Swedish​ ​traditional​ ​music scholar​ ​and​ ​Nyckelharpa​ ​player,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​leading​ ​the​ ​concert​ ​and​ ​lecture.​ ​Also​ ​joining​ ​us​ ​is Jennifer​ ​Turbes,​ ​a​ ​local​ ​teacher​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Norwegian​ ​Hardanger​ ​Fiddle.​ ​At​ ​5:15​ ​p.m.,​ ​festivities continue​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Nordic-themed​ ​potluck—​ ​everyone​ ​is​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​a​ ​Nordic​ ​dish​ ​to share!​ ​A​ ​Nordic​ ​traditions​ ​community​ ​dance,​ ​with​ ​music​ ​led​ ​by​ ​lydia,​ ​Jennifer,​ ​and​ ​guests, starts​ ​at​ ​6:00​ ​p.m.

This​ ​special​ ​event​ ​is​ ​a​ ​chance​ ​for​ ​the​ ​public​ ​to​ ​get​ ​acquainted​ ​with​ ​the​ ​all-ages​ ​cast​ ​of​ ​this year’s​ ​Christmas​ ​Revels​ ​and​ ​its​ ​Nordic​ ​theme.​ ​On​ ​stage​ ​December​ ​14-17​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Hopkins Center​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Arts​ ​in​ ​Hanover​ ​NH,​ ​​a​ ​young​ ​girl​ ​in​ ​search​ ​of​ ​her​ ​heritage​ ​is​ ​drawn​ ​into​ ​the mystical​ ​tales​ ​of​ ​her​ ​ancestors​ ​in​ ​this​ ​Nordic​ ​celebration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​season!

Tickets​ ​to​ ​the​ ​show​ ​are​ ​currently​ ​available​ ​at​ ​revelsnorth.org,​ ​and​ ​at​ ​hop.dartmouth.edu.

The​ ​Christmas​ ​Revels​ ​Kickoff​ ​is​ ​just​ ​the​ ​first​ ​of​ ​a​ ​number​ ​of​ ​events​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​fall​ ​that

connect​ ​to​ ​the​ ​lively​ ​and​ ​multi-faceted​ ​theme​ ​of​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​show.​ ​For​ ​information​ ​about upcoming​ ​events,​ ​​visit​ ​revelsnorth.org.




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