Evolution of a carolling spin-off

Way back in 1989, the members of Juba decided to enter the Christmas carolling scene. The resulting new group, The Revellers, includes Lark, Kelly, Beth and Scott from Juba, plus tenor Colin deBourcier of Pro Coro Canada. Our Christmas repertoire includes traditional carols, obscure (but very merry) tunes from the Middle Ages, and popular modern seasonal songs.

In the winter of '95, we were getting sick and tired of performing background music in shopping malls. We decided to organize a small concert, and invited our new friends The Griffin Consort (Gordon Ritchie, Celtic harp; Christine Hanson, cello; and Bill Damur, flute/recorder) to join us. The place was packed, and the audience and performers had so much fun that we knew it was a match made in heaven. Almost before the applause had died out, we made plans for the future -- to record a CD together in the summer and perform six more concerts in the winter of '96. We performed together again in the winter of '97, but sadly haven't been able to get our "act" together since then.

The Critics Review Let Christmas Come In

(of four) "The singers take a grand earthiness in their approach to wassail songs, which is exactly as it should be. In the more controlled pieces...great inventiveness and execution are shown as well as a good separation of the vocal parts."
Gordon Morash, Edmonton Journal

"A great program, delightfully performed. Buy this one.
This cd would make a dandy Christmas gift or addition to your own library for the season, and they're going to go fast."
Tony Dillon-Davis, Culture Shock

"With Gloucestershire Wassail as an opening refrain, Let Christmas Come In solidly sets the stage, beckoning you to open your door to the cold night and let in a warm breeze of song."
Stew Slater, SEE Magazine -- (Click here to read full review)

"It's lovely stuff. Christmas has become a kind of commercial assault, but this is the sort of thing that brings it back."
Kathy Ennis, The Listening Room, CKUA radio

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