The Chorus of Westerly serves its community by offering unique musical education and performance experience. The current offerings of the Chorus of Westerly include an ever-expanding array of programs for both young people and adults of all ages.
Children (as young as 8) and adults of any age may sing as full members of the Chorus of Westerly. Each singer will get a chance to rehearse, prepare, and eventually perform in a serious, high quality, and artistically demanding environment should they become members of the Chorus itself. A singing member will get a chance to perform with the Chorus locally, regionally, and internationally the major Choral works of the last 500 years with full symphonic orchestras and professional soloists. All singing members will also have access to music education programs to strengthen their musical fundamentals and skills and voice work.
The singers are mostly all of equal rank in the organization, but for rehearsal and preparation purposes are grouped into several levels:
Level 1 – Training Chorister (Youth)
Level 2 – Junior Chorister (Youth)
Level 3A – Full Chorister (Youth)
Level 3B – Adults
The full chorister young singers and adults are considered the same level in terms of their musicianship, rehearsal demands, music education program, and performance expectations.
The Foundations Chorus is open to absolutely anyone to participate in regardless of your ability to sing, your background in music or your musical training. This is open to all and WE WANT YOU TO JOIN!
The Chorus of Westerly has developed two pre-chorister programs for children from Birth to age 5. These programs are designed to introduce children to music and a much more basic level.
New Education & Outreach Programs
In partnership with the United Theatre, this new 21+ monthly program is a choir for one night only where participants can grab a drink and sing a popular song with the United Theatre's House Band.
Monthly, check event page for specific dates.
This outreach program brings musical experiences to the residents of Stoneridge Senior Living Community.
This ensemble learns and performs comforting music to provide comfort to those who are approaching the ending stages of life presented in partnership with Threshold Choir International.
Learn the basics for singing from square note notation and step into the magical world of medieval song in the glorious acoustics of Kent Hall for an hour on Thursday mornings. Beginning at 7 am, explore the melodies of chant as a singing art form and a living historical document of the development of Western music as we know it. Greet the day in song using the simple formulas for psalms, hymns, and even learn a chant by the great 12th century mystic, Hildegard von Bingen. No previous chant experience necessary..
Thursdays 7:00-8:00am (10/13-11/10/22).