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

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.

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All ’Ale the Island Community Chorus
Sam Bungey

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.

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Island Community Chorus Sings Americana and More

The Island Community Chorus will open the 2008 season of programs at the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs with a concert at 8 p.m. this Saturday, July 5.

The chorus of more than 100 voices, under the direction of Peter Boak and accompanied by L. Garrett Brown at the Tabernacle’s nine-foot Steinway piano, will present a program of music designed for the holiday weekend, music whose variety pays tribute to the richness of the American experience.

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An Inspired Island Community Chorus Gives a Transcendent Spring Concert
Gerry Yukevich

G rateful Vineyarders will long remember the dazzling musical high wire act performed so superbly last weekend by Peter Boak and the inspired Island Community Chorus in their thrilling Spring 2009 concert.

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Island Community Chorus Comes to Whaling Church

The Island Community Chorus will feature two great works from the 20th century choral repertoire in its annual spring concert, performed at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, April 4, and again at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

Under the direction of Peter Boak and with accompanist Garrett Brown at the piano, the chorus will present Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms (1965) and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana (1937), as well as selections from the Liebeslieder Waltzes, written by Johannes Brahms in 1868 and 1869.

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Island Community Chorus Spring Concert This Weekend

The 100 voices that make up the Island Community Chorus will fill the warming spring air of Edgartown with two performances this Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, at the Old Whaling Church.

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Island Community Chorus in Holiday Concert

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.

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Island Community Chorus Takes the Stage

This weekend, the Island Community Chorus, under the direction of Peter Boak, will present two performances of its spring 2012 concert program, Beethoven and Friends, at the Performing Arts Center of the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

The chorus is made up of one hundred singers who have been rehearsing weekly since Jan. 9.

The concerts are at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 1.

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