Voice of Community Is Chorus of Many

With spring sunshine slanting through the windows of the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown Sunday afternoon, director Peter Boak stepped to the podium with a reassuring smile.

Community Chorus Will Sing in the Spring

The Island Community Chorus presents its spring concerts on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12, with a program of choral music.

Sing Hallelujah!

Like the rest of our Island community, the Island Community Chorus, with over 100 members, was getting restless and frustrated. Weekly snowstorms forced the cancellation of our Monday night rehearsals.

Sing, Choir of Islanders, Sing in Exultation

The Old Whaling Church was filled with harmonies this week as the 115-member Island Community Chorus practiced for its annual holiday concert, which takes place Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. This year's program features lighter fare than previous concerts, including a bouncy arrangement of Jingle Bells.

Reinterpreting Mendelssohn's St. Paul

The Island Community Chorus, along with soloists and a full orchestra, last weekend completed two powerful performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s St. Paul at the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Performing Arts Center.

Missing Coverage

Is there any reason the Gazette gives so little publicity to the events of the Island Community Chorus?

Community Chorus Concerts

The Island Community Chorus raises its voices for two concerts at the Performing Arts Center at the regional high school on Saturday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, April 6, at 3 p.m.

Community Chorus Performs Holiday Concerts

They are teachers, plumbers, bankers, artists, fishermen, scallopers, shopkeepers, retirees and twenty-somethings. And while all of these roles are important, this weekend the key characteristic that binds this seemingly disparate group is that they sing.

Vineyard Inside Out: A Community of Song Stays In Tune With Island Way of Life

Except for the baroque chirping from the rafters, the Tabernacle is empty and quiet enough to make one want to whisper. It is 40 minutes before the Island Community Chorus begins to rehearse for its July 6 summer concert. Music director Peter Boak arrives carrying a collapsible stepstool and music stand. He climbs to the stage to arrange and consider.

All ’Ale the Island Community Chorus

Caroling is all about alcohol, traditionally. “This time of year is about being with friends singing carols, and being in a pub drinking good beer,” Peter R. Boak, director of the Island Community Chorus, told his audience at a performance in the Edgartown Old Whaling Church this Sunday, making a misleading distinction.