Hair stylists, bankers, retirees, parents, grandparents, chefs, shop owners and more. They come from every nook and cranny of the Island community with one common denominator — a song in their hearts.

It’s the Island Community Chorus, back together again after the pandemic sidelined the group since 2019.

The group’s holiday concerts take place this weekend at the Old Whaling Church on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m.

The chorus has been performing for over 25 years, an ebbing and flowing musical potpourri of Islanders. The names and faces may change each year — although mainstays are the norm — but the talent and energy is always overflowing.

Traditionally, the chorus features over 100 singers, but pandemic caution has whittled this year’s group to closer to 50 members.

As per usual the chorus is directed by Peter Boak and Garrett Brown.

The group began practicing again in September at outdoor gatherings at the Tabernacle, continuing to take extra precautions as standing shoulder to shoulder as a singing community is a brave effort during a pandemic.

This weekend the fruits of those labors will be on harmonic display.