The Island Community Chorus begins a new semester of rehearsals at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 9 at Trinity Church on the Camp Ground in Oak Bluffs. The centerpiece of the choir’s April concert program will be one of the masterpieces of the choral repertoire, Gabriel Faure’s Requiem. Performances will be presented on the evening of Saturday, April 29 and the afternoon of Sunday, April 30 at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown.

Since its first concerts in 1996 (and incorporation as a nonprofit in 1998), the community chorus has fostered the singing and enjoyment of choral music. The chorus welcomes new members.

This semester’s schedule calls for rehearsals every Monday night from Jan. 9 through April, but with no rehearsals on the two consecutive Mondays of Feb. 27 and March 6.

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