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.
The West Tisbury library has a lovely program room, and we’ll be presenting there this Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. On State Road in the center of town, across from Alley’s General Store.
The sopranos and altos
Jim Thomas and the Spirituals Choir gave a presentation this evening at the West Tisbury Free Public Library. The library reopened in March after a 15-month renovation and expansion — and the new community program room is just wonderful. More than 50 people turned out to hear us.
This Saturday we’ll be giving the first of our two benefit performances for the U.S. Slave Song Project, of which we’re a part. Come on down to Katharine Cornell Theatre, Spring Street, Vineyard Haven, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the door.
Two more performance have been added to our summer schedule. On two consecutive Sundays, July 6 and July 13, we’ll be singing for the brunch patrons at Lola’s restaurant, off Beach Road, Oak Bluffs. Lola’s food is legendary. You will not be disappointed. The appointed time for both gigs is 1 p.m.
We perform in the West Tisbury library’s new program room. That’s Jim at left in blue. At the keyboard at right in the red shirt is Phil Dietterich, our fearless accompanist.