"CHRISTMAS SPIRITS… The Ghosts of Bartow-Pell"
AUDITIONS Sunday, August 25, 2-5 pm
Amateur singers wanted! We're looking for a 40-person adult chorus, and a 16-person children’s choir (ages 7-12). If you love to sing, come join us for 14 Monday night rehearsals, four performances (December 15 and 21), and one marvelous production! Rehearsals begin Sept. 9.
Where: Boulder Mennonite Church, 3910 Table Mesa, Boulder
When: Sunday, August 25, 2 pm to 5 pm
What to do: Sing one a cappella piece; a carol or traditional folk song, for the directors. For more information, call Artistic Director Karen Romeo (303 440-9056).
We have a tremendous artistic community of singers and dancers, devoted to putting on the highest quality production possible, and celebrating tradition and culture through music, dance, and story.
We are a community theater supported by donations, ticket sales and membership. Dues are $95 for the adult chorus and $55 for the children's choir.
Note: Rocky Mountain Revels is neither a religious organization nor affiliated with any religious group. We just happen to rehearse in a church.
This Year's Show
THE CHRISTMAS REVELS 2013 PRESENTS: “CHRISTMAS SPIRITS… The Ghosts of Bartow-Pell”
The Christmas story of a magnificent home, a remarkable family legacy, and the mystery that surrounded it…
Hundreds of years ago the intrepid Thomas Pell bartered with the Siwanoy Indians for a beautiful plot of land in New York State, on which he built a large estate, married the lovely Dora Bartow, and started a family. Generations of Bartow-Pells passed through the hallowed halls of that beautiful mansion, raising children and raising the roof with their celebrations of life, love, good fortune, Christmas, and the winter solstice.
Now in the year 1928, the honorable Frederick Bartow of Maryland, final lord and heir to the Bartow-Pell Estate, has returned to the family seat for one last time. With his own family in tow, Frederick Bartow is determined to sell the aging mansion and cumbersome estate, forever scattering the great family legacy to the winds.
Three hundred years of reveling Bartow-Pell spirits will not allow that to happen…
Some characters in the Bartow-Pell family:
- Thomas Pell- 1612-1669
- Son of Thomas John Pell
- Other interesting family members: Marmaduke Bartow- Maryland- 1667
- John Bartow- New York 1702
- Robert & Marie Lorillard Bartow
- Anthony Bartow
- Capt. Augustus Bartow and wife Clarina born 1762
- US Ambassador Herbert Pell born 1884- married Matilda and later married Olive.