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Chorus of Westerly Summer Pops Performance Saturday June 18th
The Elms Retirement Residence is proud to support this year’s Summer Pops, presented and performed by The Chorus of Westerly with the Pops Festival Orchestra. Fireworks by Grucci and The Artillery Company of Newport. The Pre-show begins at 6:15pm with the Main Show at 8pm, in beautiful Wilcox Park. The Elms residents will be able to enjoy the festivities from our beautiful porch, or watch from the park which is about 1 city block walking distance.
The Lineup Features:
MUSICIAN KALA FARNHAM (kalafarnham.com)
THE WESTERLY MORRIS MEN
THE KLEYLA FAMILY BAND (Kleylafamilyband.com)
Main Show 8:00pm
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA (The Theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey) – Richard Strauss
O FORTUNA From Carmina Burana – Carl Orff
INDIANA JONES – RAIDERS MARCH – John Williams
NEW BEACH BOYS MEDLEY – Surfin’ USA • Wouldn’t It Be Nice • Good Vibrations • I Get Around
(Arranged with permission for Summer Pops ’22 by John Tafone)
WASHINGTON POST MARCH – John Philip Sousa
BOUND FOR THE PROMISED LAND – Mack Wilberg
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
– INTERMISSION –
MUSIC WITH SPECIAL GUEST NICOLAS KING AND THE UNITED HOUSE BAND
- MAKE YOU FEEL MY LOVE
- SOMEBODY TO LOVE
- MUSIC OF THE NIGHT
- THEME FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK
(All music newly arranged by John Tafone for Summer Pops ’22 with permission.)
STAR TREK THROUGH THE YEARS – Arr. Calvin Custer
HALLELUJAH – Leonard Cohen, Arr. John Tafone
1812 OVERTURE – Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(New text specifically written for Summer Pops 2022 from The Chorus of Westerly)
Fireworks by Grucci and The Artillery Company of Newport
and Ryan Saunders on the Bells of Christ Church
THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER – John Stafford Smith/Francis Scott Key
The Fireworks are launching from the north side of the pond in the park. Best viewing will be from the hill on the Grove Avenue side of the park OR right near the fence, so you can see under the trees, on the pond/High Street side.Program will be complete near to 10 pm.
Rain date is scheduled for Sunday, June 19th.
Visit https://www.chorusofwesterly.org/summer-pops for more information.
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