Summer Pops – The Chorus of Westerly

SUMMER POPS 2021
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2021
Pre-show 5:15 pm, Main Show 7 pm, Wilcox Park
Produced, Presented and Performed by The Chorus of Westerly
with the Pops Festival Orchestra
Special Guests: The Knickerbocker All Stars
Fireworks by Grucci and The Newport Artillery
Ryan Saunders on the Bells of Christ Church


Pre-Show Artists
Haunt the House, The Westerly Morris Men, Michael Chicoria and Ryan PIccolo
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

FULL PROGRAM BELOW

Click here for the Westerly Sun Summer Pops Program Book

BLANKETS
Guests may put blankets down in Wilcox Park (and leave them unoccupied) beginning at 5 pm on Friday, September 10, 2021. Guests may ONLY leave blankets unattended. You may not leave coolers, chairs, or other items on your blankets.


To our audience members

Our current Covid guidelines for attending this event in Wilcox Park are as follows*

Fully vaccinated - AT THIS TIME* you are not required to wear a mask/facial covering while attending, but - to reduce your risk and risk to others - we strongly recommend you wear one when moving about the park, go to to a vendor stand or use the porta-johns, or whenever you are in close proximity to others (especially if you are with or near those outside your family/blanket group) or if you feel yourself at any personal risk. Note that no one except members of the Chorus of Westerly, the Pops Festival Orchestra, the Knick All Stars, or concert staff/volunteers will be allowed backstage or near the stage where stricter regulations will be in effect. All vaccinated individuals should still screen for COVID symptoms prior to coming to the park and should NOT enter the park if they are displaying ANY symptom of COVID, have been exposed, ordered to quarantine, or have traveled from a high risk area. Please use the RI Covid Screening Tool here. If you do not pass, DO NOT COME TO POPS.

Remember, attending Summer Pops in Wilcox Park is at your own risk and by coming into the park during this time of Covid you accept the risk of possible infection (and accept that for your family members).

Not vaccinated - AT THIS TIME* For your safety and your fellow audience members we strongly recommend you wear a mask at all times while at Summer Pops unless you can safely and completely socially distance from other social groups within the park. We also recommend you limit your movement in the park to what is necessary.  It is also very strongly recommend you always wear a mask (and make a special effort to do so) when moving about the park, go to to a vendor stand or use the porta-johns,or whenever you are in close proximity to others (especially if you are with or near those outside your family/blanket group) or if you feel yourself at any personal risk. Note that no one except members of the Chorus of Westerly, the Pops Festival Orchestra, the Knick All Stars, or concert staff/volunteers will be allowed backstage or near the stage where stricter regulations will be in effect. All vaccinated individuals should still screen for COVID symptoms prior to coming to the park and should NOT enter the park if they are displaying ANY symptom of COVID, have been exposed, ordered to quarantine, or have traveled from a high risk area. Please use the RI Covid Screening Tool here. If you do not pass, DO NOT COME TO POPS.

Remember, attending Summer Pops in Wilcox Park is at your own risk and by coming into the park during this time of Covid you accept the risk of possible infection (and accept that for your family members).


* - THESE REGULATIONS AND POLICIES COULD CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT ADVANCED NOTICE (INCLUDING RIGHT UP UNTIL THE PERFORMANCE) BASED ON CURRENT CONDITIONS, REGULATIONS, OR ORGANIZATIONAL OR GOVERNMENTAL DEMAND. PLEASE CHECK BACK RIGHT BEFORE THE SHOW FOR THE MOST UPDATED INFO.

PROGRAM

Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah - Handel
The Throne Room and End Titles from Star Wars – Williams
Medley of Music of ABBA – arr. Tafone

Stars and Stripes Forever – Sousa
The Armed Forces Salute – Lowden/Eilers

A Remembrance Moment of 9.11.01
Featuring the Tolling of the Bell with our Local Public Safety Chiefs
Amazing Grace – arr. Tafone

Ode to Joy (abridged) - Beethoven

INTERMISSION


Music with our Special Guests
The Knickerbocker All Stars 
With Darcel Wilson

The Magnificent Seven – E. Bernstein
The Impossible Dream – arr. Hayes

FINALE
The Overture of 1812 – Tchaikovsky
The Star Spangled Banner

Featuring Fireworks by Grucci
The Artillery Company of Newport
The Bells of Christ Church

Ryan Saunders, carillioneur