Revolutionary Germantown Festival & Opera on Tap Performance

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Noon-4pm: Revolutionary Germantown Festival


Open for tours. Special guided tour at 1pm (reservations not required). Admission free, donations welcome.

5:00pm: Special performance by Opera on Tap, "The Sound of Revolution"


On October 1, 2022, we commemorate the Battle of Germantown with a site opening and tours, and a special evening performance following the festival.

The Concord School House and Upper Burying Ground will be open to visitors from noon-4pm, during the festival. Self-guided tours are available. At 1pm, we will offer a guided tour of the site. Admission is free; we welcome donations.

After the festival concludes, please join us for a special event by Opera on Tap: "The Sound of Revolution: A Celebration of American Vocal Music."

Bring your favorite picnic blanket, grab a crisp cider & join us for a dynamic evening of live performances showcasing the American songbook! In partnership with Opera on Tap Philadelphia and Cliveden's Revolutionary Germantown Festival, we are proud to present "The Sound of Revolution," a collection of songs exploring the themes & experiences of the American Revolution.

We are thrilled to be partnering with Young American Cider, who will be selling delicious beverages onsite, before & during the performance.

*Complimentary guided tours available of The Concord School House & Upper Burying Ground prior to the performance. Arrive after the Revolutionary Germantown Festival ends at 4pm, grab a delicious beverage and learn more about the historic site!

Suggested donation of $25. Tickets.

More about the concert, from Opera on Tap:

Since "the shot heard 'round the world" was fired at Lexington and Concord on that fateful April day in 1775, American musical culture has striven to distinguish itself and change the paradigm on the world's stage. Distinct only in the ways in which it blends our collective histories to emerge with something altogether new, American music intertwines the myriad ethnic traditions and stylistic influences that both make us unique and unite us as one. It is out of this social identity that the true great melting pot of musical composition blossoms, from which results Broadway, jazz, art song, and operas that tell our story. By drawing upon our past, we collectively create our future.

  • This performance will be outdoors in an historical cemetery.

  • Historic site with limited wheelchair access as entrance to the site is via stairs.

  • Please be respectful of the historical setting; do not disturb the gravesites, discard all trash in provided receptacles & remove any personal belongings before exiting.

  • No access to public bathrooms.

  • Please bring a picnic blanket or folding chair, as seating will be on the grass.

  • Seating is first come first served.

  • Parking: street parking only, which can be found along Germantown Avenue or Washington Lane.

  • Public Transportation: Bus 23 stops directly in front of the Concord School House & Burying Ground at the corner of Germantown Avenue & Washington Lane.