2017 Choir Schedule

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The choir at the West Tisbury library, June 2014

Planning for the Spirituals Choir’s 2017 season is now under way. We perform at schools, libraries, churches, and special events, indoors or outdoors — mostly on Martha’s Vineyard, but sometimes we travel further afield. Our presentations are an eloquent mix of music and stories about where the slave songs came from and what they meant to their singers. If you’d like more information, leave a comment here and I’ll pass it along to choir director Jim Thomas. Or you can contact Jim directly by email at Jim@US-SlaveSongs.org or by phone at 703-407-1207.

All locations are on Martha’s Vineyard unless otherwise noted. More events will be added as dates are confirmed.

Tuesday, June 13
12 noon, The Anchors (Edgartown Council on Aging)

Friday, June 16
8:30–9:30 a.m., Tisbury School

Wednesday, June 21
5 p.m., Chilmark Library

Saturday, June 24
3 p.m., Edgartown Library

Wednesday, June 28
6 p.m., the Tabernacle, Oak Bluffs. The Spirituals Choir participates in a non-denominational Christian community gathering to pray together and worship through music.

Saturday, July 1
3 p.m., West Tisbury Library

Wednesday, July 12
12 noon, Lunch-time music series at Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs

Friday, July 14
6 p.m., State Beach, Oak Bluffs (near handicapped entrance)
M.V. Hebrew Center’s Friday evening service
If weather is bad, this will take place at MVHC, Center St., Vineyard Haven

Saturday, July 22
7:30 p.m., Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs. With guest organist Lavert Stuart. A fundraiser for the U.S. Slave Song Project. Tickets $15; children 12 and under get in free.

Sunday, July 23
11 a.m., Unitarian-Universalist service, Vineyard Haven

Sunday, July 30
10:00 a.m., West Tisbury Congregational Church
5:30 p.m., East Chop Lighthouse, Oak Bluffs

Saturday, August 5
3 p.m., Oak Bluffs library. Part of the second annual Oak Bluffs African-American Culture & Literature Festival.