Since 1959, the Chorus of Westerly (a not-for-profit performing arts organization) has offered New England music and arts programming of the very highest level of quality and excellence. In its 54 years, the Chorus has presented more than 550 performances to over 1.6 million people. The Chorus has performed over 90 major choral works always with fully professional orchestras and soloists, presented 12 major American premieres, toured internationally three times, singing in such venues as Westminster Abbey and St. Peter’s Basilica, and received countless awards and recognition for its work. It has established regional traditions including Summer Pops, an event that annually attracts 25,000 people, and A Celebration of Twelfth Night, an event with over 350 performers annually. It has changed the lives of countless generations of New England residents. Over 2,500 area residents have been singing members of the Chorus, and 1,500 of them sang as children. The Chorus has purchased, restored, and expanded its own performance venue, the historic George Kent Performance Hall, and is now one of only two independent American choral organizations to own its own performance venue.
Although the Chorus has performed in various locations throughout New England and toured internationally, its home is in Westerly. Since 1969, the Chorus has rehearsed and performed in what is now the George Kent Performance Hall. Join us for performances throughout the year.
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