Hol­i­day Perƒor­mances

Cho­rus of Westerly Presents

The Day - Sound & Country - - - By KARIN CROMP­TON

A quaint town, Westerly, to many peo­ple, likely in­vokes the Cur­rier & Ives im­agery of a small-town Amer­i­cana Christ­mas.

The hol­i­day con­certs staged by its cho­rus, how­ever, bring to mind bigcity per­for­mances com­plete with sea­soned pro­fes­sion­als, an abun­dance of vol­un­teers, and the welloiled ma­chin­ery of an or­ga­ni­za­tion that knows how to put on a good show.

This year the Cho­rus ofWesterly will present its Christ­mas Pops con­cert on Dec. 20 and its Cel­e­bra­tion of Twelfth Night on Jan. 8, 9 and 10.

The pops con­cert fea­tures about 190 mem­bers of the cho­rus ac­com­pa­nied by a 55-piece or­ches­tra from the Bos­ton Fes­ti­val Or­ches­tra. Ac­cord­ing to the cho­rus’ ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Ryan Saun­ders, the Pops is a com­bi­na­tion of tra­di­tional and new hol­i­day songs, mostly Christ­mas mu­sic.

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