Hallelujah! Island Chorus Revives Holiday Favorites

The Island Community Chorus will open the holiday season with a festive concert program, presented twice this weekend at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, and again at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, the chorus will sing under the baton of its artistic director Peter Boak, with accompanist Garrett Brown at the piano.

For this holiday concert, the chorus is bringing back a popular favorite it hasn’t performed for several years, singing selections from G.F. Handel’s Messiah.

Of Course Girls Have More Fun: Show on Nov. 29

It’s Girls Night Out at Outerland next Thursday night, Nov. 29, when the New England male revue show Men in Motion comes to Martha’s Vineyard. In a bid to warm up the approaching winter, Outerland is importing professional male dancers for a fun evening that begins with dinner and drinks at the club’s bistro from 5 to 9 p.m. Show time is 8 p.m. and tickets are $12 at the door for ages 18 and over.

Free Instrumental, Choral Concerts Slated at School

Free concerts are scheduled for Nov. 27 and 29 at the Performing Arts Center at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

A regional high school instrumental concert featuring the concert band and the string orchestra is set for the center at 7 p.m. Nov. 27. Selections will include Greek Folk Song Suite, a contemporary selection by Cesarini, Chant and Jubilo, a dramatic piece for symphonic band, and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, a classic example of Baroque orchestra repertoire.

St. Nick’s Miracles Move to New Edgartown Stage

Miracles at Christmas returns this year with traditional carols and drama to add warmth to the Christmas season — but with a change of location to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Edgartown. This Island Theatre Workshop production takes you back to a traditional Christmas, combining medieval carols and St. Nicholas plays.

Chamber Music Society Gathers Quartet For Concert Both Modern and Romantic

The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society, which has been bringing world-class music to the Island since 1971, presents its last concert of the year this Saturday evening in Edgartown.

Concert Band, Orchestra, Chorus Offer Free Shows

Free concerts are scheduled for Nov. 27 and 29 at the Performing Arts Center at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

A regional high school instrumental concert featuring the concert band and the string orchestra is set for the center at 7 p.m. Nov. 27. Selections will include Greek Folk Song Suite, a contemporary selection by Cesarini, Chant and Jubilo, a dramatic piece for symphonic band, and Corelli’s Concerto Grosso, a classic example of Baroque orchestra repertoire.

Belly Dance Revue

Belly Dance Revue

Come join in the fun when Edgartown Council on Aging presents Vineyard Belly Dance and Revue on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 1:45 p.m. at the Anchors.

Group numbers, solos and duets will be performed by Pat Szucs, Betty Smith, Sheila Rayyan and Suzanna Nickerson. Special guest Jerri Wells will accompany the troupe. Jerri is a seasoned professional singer with a unique style and powerful voice.

Minnesingers Belt It Out For Benefit Auction Night

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School Minnesingers present their annual auction and mini-concert tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 10, offering everyone a preview of the silent auction beginning at 5 p.m., with a live auction at 7 p.m. and gourmet food at the Portuguese American Club on Vineyard avenue in Oak Bluffs. Admission is $15.

Prepare Ye the Way: Kids To Perform Godspell Jr.

The Oak Bluffs School drama department presents the musical 1970 musical Godspell Jr. by John-Michael Tebelak with music by Stephen Schwartz next weekend. The cast and crew have been working hard since September to put together this rock musical inspired by the Gospel of Matthew. The show includes colorful costumes, story theatre and the famous songs including the hit Day by Day. The show is part of Musical Theater International’s Broadway Jr. series, which adapts famous Broadway musicals and makes them accessible to young performers and audiences.

Oldies Night

Oldies Night

Because he believes classic rock n’roll is ageless, deejay and James Dean impersonater Ray Whitaker hosts a night of boppin’ to the oldies on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Outerland. Called Burgers, Brew and Bop, the benefit event begins at 7:30 p.m. The guest with the best costume wins dinner for four at Gigs Bistro, and second place costume winner receives two tickets to an Outerland show.

Tickets are $10, and include a donation to Vineyard Nursing Association.

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