The Island Community Chorus sounded its first note back in 1996. Today, under the direction of Peter Boak, it’s a veritable Island institution. Anyone can join, and no auditions are required. But that’s not to say the choir lacks talent.

The Island is filled with marvelous singers; they lurk behind bank teller windows, serve fried fish sandwiches all summer long, bag your groceries, plant your flowers, say hello (in tune) at the post office, ferry line, and from porches galore.

This weekend these neighbors take the stage at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown to perform their annual holiday concert. The choir of more than 120 voices has been rehearsing every week since early September. As always, it is an event not to be missed.

The concert takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 3 p.m.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15 at the door; no advance tickets are sold.

For more information, call 508-693-0525 or visit