The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (rosekennedygreenway.org) announces Caroling at the Carousel, a three-event series featuring free performances by three local choirs singing holiday music. This new event is being held next to the one-of-a-kind Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove across from Faneuil Hall.
Caroling at the Carousel is a new tradition for The Greenway, pairing one of Boston’s best family friendly attractions with renowned local musicians, seasonal treats from small local vendors, and a healthy amount of holiday cheer. The characters on the Greenway Carousel—lobster, cod, squirrel, and 11 more—are inspired by the drawings of Boston school children.
The performances will be 6-6:30PM on three Friday evenings: December 4, December 11, and December 18. Following the performance visitors will be treated to free hot chocolate and treats by popular Greenway and Boston Public Market vendors, including Third Cliff Bakery, Taza Chocolate, Red Apple Farm, and Daniele, Inc. The Greenway Carousel will be open late until 7pm for each of these events.
“What could be a better on a December Friday evening than hot beverages, cool treats, carousel rides, and a free performance of familiar holiday classics? We hope visitors will enjoy ‘Caroling at the Carousel’ along with Faneuil Hall’s Blink!, Christopher Columbus Park’s trellis lights, and dinner out. We look forward to a new winter tradition for The Greenway and for Boston,” said Jesse Brackenbury, Executive Director of the Greenway Conservancy.
The December 4th performance will feature The Revels of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Revels engage today’s audiences in theatrical and musical experiences that bring the world’s cultural traditions and celebrations to life. Revels creates a truly unique blend of music, dance and storytelling in their staged celebrations. Their creativity stems from a rich heritage of cultural celebrations, and from the tradition bearers from the communities we celebrate. The Revels theatrical vision encourages participation by all, builds connection between diverse people and cultures, and helps fulfill the human need for celebration. (www.revels.org)
The December 11th performance will feature Chorus pro Musica of Boston, Massachusetts. Chorus pro Musica has built a superb reputation as one of the great choruses of New England. Known for innovative programming and high quality performances, Chorus pro Musica has collaborated with such famed organizations as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic, the Boston Ballet, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. (www.choruspromusica.org)
The December 18th performance will feature the Boston’s Children Chorus. The Boston Children’s Chorus (BCC) harnesses the power and joy of music to unite our city’s diverse communities and inspire social change. Their singers transcend social barriers in a celebration of shared humanity and love of music. Through intensive choral training and high-profile public performance experience (locally, throughout the U.S. and around the world), they learn discipline, develop leadership skills, and proudly represent the city of Boston as ambassadors of harmony. (www.bostonchildrenschorus.org)
The Greenway Carousel ($3/ride, open Friday–Saturday–Sunday until December 20, and every day except Christmas between December 23 and January 3) sits near the North End and the Wharf District neighborhoods, across from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park, and a short walk from the Freedom Trail and New England Aquarium.