DECEMBER 30, 2020 to JANUARY 10, 2021


The Chorus of Westerly announces a special virtual festival at The Chorus of Westerly, Twelve Days of Twelfth Night - a celebration with a new virtual item/release each day (with a Twelfth Night twist) on our social media pages between Dec 30 and Jan 10.

We are grateful to the State of Rhode Island and

Rhode Island Commerce for its recent ESR HArT Grant Award to the Chorus of Westerly which is allowing this virtual festival to be possible. This grant through the HArT program also made possible our recent Christmas Pops release possible. We are also grateful to the

RISCA - Rhode Island State Council on the Arts

and the The Blue Mitten Thrift Shop

for their ongoing support.


DAY 1 - Wednesday, 12/30

Community Chorus Show: Twelve Days Edition

Special Guests Derron Wood & Harvey Blanchette

DAY 2 - Thursday, 12/31

The Twelfth Night segment
of Mostly Music:
The Journey of the Chorus of Westerly
with introduction from Andrew Howell


DAY 3 - Friday, 1/1

The Gift of Dance, Poetry, and Music

A short video interlude from the 2014 Twelfth Night show.  Featuring the premiere performance of "To Reach the Center" - Music by Peter Niedmann and words by David Roberts

DAY 4 - Saturday, 1/2

The Gift of Mirth

A short show featuring
Jesters Mike, Shane, and Collin Miclon


DAY 5 - Sunday, 1/3

Twelve Days - The Gift of Music

A short virtual performance with brief moments of music for voice and harp featuring Paula Rockwell, Emily Marvosh, Margot Rood, Matthew Worth, and harpist Susan Knapp Thomas; hosted by Andrew Howell

DAY 6 - Monday, 1/4

A Tribute to the Mighty Twelfth Night Forest

DAY 7 - Tuesday, 1/5

Acrobats and Dancers on a Sunny Bank


DAY 8 - JAN 6

Wednesday Night Series: Memories and More

with Peter Leibert

Airing will be delayed to a date TBD.

DAY 9 - THU - 8 PM - JAN 7

Thursday Night with Andrew Lidestri

DAY 10 - FRI - 8 PM - JAN 8

A moment with Tony-nominated actor Andrew Burnap

DAY 11 - SAT - 6 PM - JAN 9

Candlemas Eve and the Farewell of Christmas

Featuring the singers of The Chorus of Westerly

in a NEW virtual choir recording

and Jim Lawson as Father Christmas

DAY 12 - SUN - 2 PM - JAN 10

Music and Imagery of Twelfth Night

Featuring Music of Twelfth Night

Arranged by John Tafone and

featuring The Chorus of Westerly

and Pops Festival Orchestra

Andrew Howell, conductor



Available to everyone for free
Women in Music - Beth Willer
Broadway Today - Andrew Burnap and John Tafone
Sonja DuToit Tengblad
A Chorus Tour Roundtable

The Embodied Singer with Jane Murray

Available only to singers and subscribers through the member page (Password required)

*George Kent - Lecture on Brahms Requiem
*A Musical Tour of Native America with Chris Newell
*Kathryn Aaron - Lecture on Mozart Mass in C Minor
Andrew Howell - Lecture on Hodie



January Update


Based on the current COVID conditions, the George Kent Performance Hall and Chorus offices are closed to the general public. All activities are currently virtual. Members of the public will not be allowed to come into Kent Hall without appointment. However, we will still able to accept mail and you can still drop off donations to us. Come to our rear glass doors during weekday business hours after 10 am and you can leave items securely for us in our vestibule's mail bin (between the exterior glass doors and the interior glass doors). 

Chorus staff are mostly working remotely, but our phone lines will be staffed again after Jan 4. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays you call our regular office number at 401.596.8663 between 11 am and 1 pm. You can leave a message for us at other times on that line. On Wednesdays, you can call 401-340-0308 (our mobile number). 

If you have an inquiry that can be sent via email, we strongly encourage you to do so. Please email Patron Services Manager Genvieve-Ashley Spitale at If you have any billing question, email Bookkeeper Carrie Praeger at




We are hopeful to possibly offer regular in-person performances again in the late spring or early summer of 2021. At this time, the Chorus is planning on Summer Pops 2021 taking place on Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Wilcox Park. Please note, however, everything is subject to change or adjustment. 

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The Chorus of Westerly • George Kent Performance Hall • 119 High Street, Westerly, RI 02891 • Tel 401.596.8663

Chorus offices at Kent Hall are currently open on a limited basis (10:15a - 240p, M-F, or as posted).

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The Chorus of Westerly is a cerified 501(c)(3) charitable organization, donations to any of our programs are tax deductible.