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Return to East Chop Light

East Chop Lighthouse

The Spirituals Choir’s successful but all-too-short presentation season is winding down, but you still have three chances to hear us before time runs out.

On Saturday, August 4, we’ll be singing a few songs as part of Martha’s Vineyard Gospel Fest¬†at Union Chapel. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $10 for students with ID. The show starts at 7, but we’ll be on toward the end. Thanks to the organizers for inviting us to be part of this!

Next Sunday, August 5, at 6 p.m. we return to East Chop Light for our popular sunset gig. Bring friends, family, and a blanket or a chair to sit on! The lighthouse may be open, in which case you can climb to the top for stupendous views of Vineyard Sound. In case of foul weather, the presentation will not be held.

On Tuesday, August 7, at 4:30, we wrap up the season at one of our favorite places: the West Tisbury library. The program room there is a great place to sing and a great place to listen to music.



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Choir to Sing at East Chop Light

With Vineyard Sound spread out before in front and the historic lighthouse behind, there are few more scenic places to sing on Martha’s Vineyard than East Chop Lighthouse. This Sunday at 6 p.m. the Spirituals Choir returns for its eighth annual visit. There’s no charge. Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on.

Jim Thomas (left) leads the choir.

Jim Thomas (left) leads the choir.

Thanks to Marie Allen for taking these photos as last year’s performance!

The choir’s appearance is part of the annual celebration of Della Hardman Day, which honors the life and work of the late artist, community inspiration, and Oak Bluffs resident.

“Savor the moment,” a Della axiom, is the theme.

In previous years, the lighthouse has been open for visitors. The view from the top is spectacular.

jim 1Jim Thomas manages to direct the choir, sing lead, play the drum, and provide historical context for the spirituals all at the same time. We think he has eyes in the back of his head!

partial choir

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