The George Kent Performance Hall, formerly the Immaculate Conception Church, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1886, the building was Westerly's first Roman Catholic Church, prior to becoming the permanent home of the Chorus. After careful restoration, renovation and expansion, the hall was rededicated in 2005nas the George Kent Performance Hall in the music director’s honor. Its beautiful granite foundation was constructed as a gift, after their regular working hours, by the skilled granite cutters for which Westerly is so justly famous. The acoustics of the building are outstanding and it is considered by some to be the finest small concert hall in New England. Musicians from across the country and abroad, including Rudolf Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, Pete Seeger, and Charles B. Fisk, have praised the Hall's acoustics.
The Chorus of Westerly hired Keough for pre-construction services at their Historic Concert Hall built in 1886. The Chorus priority list included replacing the original slate roof, replacing damaged exterior wood façade, replace main front entry doors, restore stained glass windows, replace front entry stairs, paint exterior or replace exterior siding and re-work HVAC system to operate as a recirculating system.
Project Highlights • Test for lead in the exterior paint • Meet with RI Historic Commission • Scope work to be performed • Solicit bid proposals for work • Create a master budget for the project • Guide the board of directors through the construction phase