Begun as a partnership with the Charles River Conservancy in 2004, Revels RiverSing is a participatory music event filled with music, magic, and songs celebrating the Autumnal Equinox and the splendor of the Charles River and its parklands. While puppets and whimsy may abound, the heart of RiverSing is singing and the joyful spirit that comes with it.
Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox at the 17th Annual Revels RiverSing Saturday, September 25, 2021 at the Herter Park Amphitheater in Allston, MA! Lift your voice in song (and in person!) as Revels waves goodbye to summer and welcomes in the fall.
17th Annual RiverSing!
General Admission - No Tickets Required
Hosted by Revels music director George Emlen, this year’s RiverSing features the dynamic singer, pianist, song leader, and educator Dr. Kathy Bullock, all the way from Berea, Kentucky! Joining Kathy on stage is soloist and songleader David Coffin. For the first time, the Stan Strickland RiverSing Jazz Quartet will be our featured band. Stan has graced the RiverSing stage (and Sun-Moon boat!) for many years on soprano saxophone and as a vocal soloist, and we are thrilled to welcome him back this year as bandleader. Ken Field and the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble will fill Herter Park with their joyful sound beginning at 5:00 pm as our family activities begin.Rounding out our roster are the Revels RiverSing Chorus, the Revels RiverSing Children – and YOU! Bring your best voices. Song sheets will be available online and onsite so we can all sing along!
Herter Park offers free parking, a pop-up Beer Garden, and a concession stand for snacks and drinks. You are also welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy!
Revels RiverSing is a Rain or Shine event. In the event of unsettled or severe weather, Revels will post updates on its website and phone (617-972-8300).
Ticket types: This is a free, general admission event – no tickets required!
Modern life tends to separate us from one another. Yet nowhere is the strength of diversity expressed more completely than when our voices come together in song. I am inspired by Revels’ reminder of our commonality and delighted to celebrate the gifts of nature and community at RiverSing.
I have treasured memories of being at RiverSing, of bringing folks together. We need this uplifting salve more than ever.
September 25, 2021 5:00 pm ET
5:00 PM – Family Activities, provided by the Charles River Conservatory, begin in Herter Park
5:45 PM – Join us for a puppet-filled “Parade to the Amp”! (Puppets provided by the Puppeteers Cooperative)
6:00 PM – Singing in the Amphitheater will start.
Herter Park Amphitheater at 1175 Soldiers Field Road, Boston MA
Located next to the Herter Community Garden and at the opposite end of the large parking lot from the Artesani Splash Park & Wading Pool.
With the rise of COVID variants in our area, people are understandably concerned about safety. We implement the following policy to keep safety at the forefront: Due to close proximity of patrons and possible audience singing, Masks will be required by all patrons members when in the Herter Park Amphitheater. Our performers will be fully vaccinated or masked during the performance. Christian A. Herter Park is under the jurisdiction of the City of Boston, so we will continue checking the rates of infections and make adjustments to our policy as needed.
Our generous sponsors make it possible for Revels to produce world-class performances and educational programs for our audiences.
Let us know how we can work together to promote music, dance, and community!