Welcome to the wonderful world of Reveling!
The Revels program is the ingenious method of combining food, laughter and camaraderie with a unique activity/event while raising significant money for the Symphony. What better way to contribute throughout the season while financially supporting the arts?
Events and parties are organized at the beginning of the season by a Revels committee, and then published in a booklet that is mailed out to everyone in the League. It is always eagerly anticipated to see what is planned for the party season ahead! Each event is limited, so reservations are accepted in the order in which they are received.
Every event is generously hosted by supportive companies in the community and individual patrons in the League, which allows your full ticket price to go toward the League’s donation schedule. It may provide for a scholarship for a talented youngster to continue their lessons, or contribute to a musician’s salary, or pay for the music that the Orchestra performs so beautifully each concert. In essence, it is your support in attending Revels events that enable the music to continue to resound in the halls, auditoriums and churches throughout Charleston.
There is plenty of opportunity for anyone to participate on a committee or hosting an idea you may have. It is a great way to meet new friends, and use your skills to help the Symphony – in organization, cooking, computer skills, decorating, or networking to contact businesses and individuals.
Reservations for all Revels events may be made online or may be mailed with a RESERVATION FORM along with payment. When your online reservation is made, you will receive a 'confirmation of purchase' via email to indicate we have your reservation. You will receive no other notice until a few days before the event when you will receive a reminder, address/directions and any other specifics.
Reveling in the Low Country
Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.
2016-2017 Revels Season
Welcome to Reveling with the CSOL®. We are excited to offer these fun-filled events for your enjoyment. Thanks to the generosity of our hosts and sponsors for these events, all proceeds from Revels go directly to the CSO and our scholarship program. We support the CSO in many ways, focusing on music education, audience development and fundraising. Our fundraising projects are well known and respected in the community. We provide scholarships each year to promising young musicians of various ages as well as to CSO musicians for advanced study.
Sign up for one or all of the Revels events below!
President, Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc.
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:00 p.m., $80.00 per person, limit 25
Come to the beautiful Mt. Pleasant home of Caroline and Albert Thibault to indulge in a tasty gourmet brunch sponsored and prepared by chefs Caroline, Joan Marchetti and Lynn Chapin. Enjoy heavenly music performed by Yuriy Bekker, principal violinist and Pops Conductor of the CSO, while enjoying the Wando River view. Spend your Sunday relaxing with friends, music and wonderful food and drink.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., $30.00 per person, limit 20 per tour
Tweak your knowledge of Charleston’s history by walking the haunting cemeteries of St. Michael’s and St. Philip’s Churches with professional guide, Carol Ezell. Learn the symbolism found there, listen to ghost stories in the non-threatening daylight, and hear lively stories of those buried inside the walls. After/before the tour join friends new and old for lunch, at your own expense, at a nearby restaurant.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 3:00 p.m., $60.00 per person, limit 25
Discover the extensive art and period furniture collected by John Rivers. He has worked passionately over years to gather these treasures, after he realized that Charleston’s decorative arts heritage was vanishing. For years he has worked single-mindedly to put together his private collection. We are fortunate to be able to view these historic pieces with his curator, Brandy Culp. This is a rare opportunity to step into Charleston’s past while enjoying a champagne reception.
Friday, February 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m., $65.00 per person, limit 30
Savor the aroma of Indian spices and enjoy the wonderful cuisine prepared by Indian born chef Suman Govindan. Becky and Paul Hilstad are your hosts at their beautiful Kiawah home. No restaurant can compare to an Indian dinner prepared at home by a chef steeped in her homeland’s culture. After dinner we will learn how to fold and twist the luxurious Indian silks. Other surprises await. Don’t miss this!
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:00 p.m., $50.00 per person, limit 100
Experience a night in Spain without leaving the lowcountry. Enjoy the setting sun and sip sangria at the beautiful Cooper River Room at Mt. Pleasant’s Waterfront Park. Watch as the Principal Trumpet of our CSO, Antonio Marti, prepares authentic Paellas-your choice of bounty of the sea or chicken. Dine on the traditional cuisine which Antonio learned to cook in his native Spain and be transported by the CSO Brass Quintet by the best of Spanish music. Register early for this unique experience!
Enjoy a fun day with a bus trip to Columbia! Get in touch with our state’s history through a docent-led tour of the Governor’s Mansion and Gardens. Our group will be afforded the rare treat of having lunch in the historic Caldwell-Boylston House which is part of the Mansion complex. After lunch we will get another lesson in SC history and government with a guided tour of the State House and return to Charleston in the late afternoon.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 6:00 pm, $85.00 per person, limit 22
Ever been to a party where one of the guests was murdered? Don your mask for an evening of sleuthing amid the horror of death. This will be tremendous fun for all except the poor defunct guest. Arrive at Celia and Chuck Hansult’s home with your best detective skills. Enjoy cocktails, great food, and be the one to solve the latest death at the manor.
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 5:00 pm, $30.00 per person, limit 100
Gather your friends and family to form a team of 4, 5, or 6 for this scavenger hunt with a difference! We’ll meet at a local brewery to get a list of potential photo subjects with varying point values. Teams will have two hours to visit nearby locations, take snapshots, and return to the brewery to tally up the points. Strategy is important—teams will decide which photos to pursue, and the team with the most points wins! Enjoy craft beer (or wine) and vote for your favorite photos at the after-party. Don’t have a team? No problem—we’ll assign you to one. This event will be lots of fun and a great way to start the summer.