Saints, Sinners, and the Martha’s Vineyard Minnesingers

Lucas Amarin (left) and Ian Tripp in "Jessie's Girl." — Photo by Ralph Stewart

The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School’s elite show choir, the Minnesingers, celebrated their 45th anniversary last Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, in their annual spring show at the high school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC).

This year’s theme was “Saints and Sinners,” a fitting title for the show’s mix of a classical choral repertoire with popular modern songs about lust, greed, and envy. With Janis Wightman’s direction, Liana Loughman’s choreography, live music from high school musicians, and the Minnesingers’ hard work, the stage was once again filled with the choir’s lively and unforgettable moves and sounds.