Revels and Perkins Students in "Celebration of Spring"
Revels performers collaborate with Perkins students at our annual free community concert.
Dwight Hall was bursting with Spring blossoms and traditional song as Perkins School for the Blind students, staff and friends came together for the 10th annual “Celebration of Spring” free community concert.
The Perkins Student Chorus – including soloists John Castillo and Michelle Smith – joined song leader David Coffin, The Revels Chorus, Revels Children and the be-belled Mulberry Morris dance troupe to dance and sing goodbye to winter and greet the warmer weather.
Paddy Swanson, Revels Artistic Director, quoted this Lilja Rogers to the delight of the capacity crowd: "First a howling blizzard woke us; Then the rain came down to soak us; And now before the eye can focus - Crocus."
Swanson echoes the sentiments of his Perkins colleagues as he reflects on the school’s long-term musical partnership with Revels. “Always a joyful event,” he said, “we look forward to this day on our Revels calendar…bringing in the season by singing and making a joyful noise!”
The performance was, as all Revels at Perkins performances have been, funded by a gift from the Rothstein Family in memory of Sheldon Rothstein who died in a plane crash in the Bahamas in 1997. The Revels celebrate the seasons and cycles of human life through the arts, the songs and dances, and the stories of traditional cultures. Learn more at www.revels.org.
Music is a universal language. Read more about how music empowers students at Perkins and beyond to break through communication barriers, access eduational goals, and express themselves in Perkins Insight eNewsletter on Music.