We were recently invited to sing at Carly Simon's holiday party at her home in West Tisbury. It was such a memorable event for all of us! We sang Velvet Shoes, Christmas is Coming, and Wintersong and then Carly asked us to sing another, so we added Petit Enfant. We all gathered around the piano and the Christmas tree to sing Silent Night with Carly and her guests and then went outside to see a few Island dance groups perform on her deck. Carly generously presented each of our singers with a gift, though the best gift of all was sharing in this experience--a memory that will last a lifetime.
Thanks to Louisa Hufstader for a wonderful article in the the Vineyard Gazette about our upcoming concerts this weekend! Click here to access the full article.
"This weekend’s Christmas concerts by the Island Community Chorus, directed by Peter Boak, will be unlike any in the group’s 20-year history. On Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown, the 125-member choir will be joined by more than two dozen much younger voices as the Martha’s Vineyard Children’s Chorus makes its holiday debut...
This weekend’s concerts, Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m., will feature the children’s chorus in half of the 12 numbers on the holiday program. The children will sing three songs on their own and three with the Island Community Chorus: I Saw Three Ships, Petit Enfant and a stirring, modern version of Away in a Manger, arranged by the young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo." -Louisa Hufstader
Click here to read an interview with Island Community Chorus Director Peter Boak and Martha's Vineyard Children's Chorus Director Lisa Varno. They discuss the fruitful collaboration between the two organizations as they plan their performances on December 3 and 4 at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.
Thanks to the Permanent Endowment for their generous donation and for recognizing the strong worth of our organization. The funds will be used for capacity building as we continue to grow and establish ourselves as a nonprofit on Martha's Vineyard.
To read more about the grant approval ceremony click here.
For a slideshow highlighting each of the nonprofits, click here.
Thank you to MVTV for recording our spring concert premiere. If you missed the concert, click the button below to have a listen!
You can also catch this on Channel 13 (MVTV) at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016!
Interested in learning more about our philosophy of music education? Listen to the interview of our founder and director, Lisa Varno, recently featured on the mvyradio Vineyard Current. Many thanks to Laurel Redington Whitaker for inviting us to take part!
Click here to listen to the interview.
Many thanks to Pat Waring & Susan Safford for featuring the Martha's Vineyard Children's Chorus in the MV Times this past week! Our students loved having the "paparazzi" in our rehearsals.
Click Here to read the full article.