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Kristopher Hauck rehearses with Vineyard A Cappella. Photos by Ralph Stewart
In perfect harmony
Vineyard A Cappella, an exciting new singing group, has been rehearsing at the Federated Church in Edgartown for several months. Originally the brainchild of Kristopher Hauck, former music teacher at the Edgartown School, the singers form sort of a chamber group. Feeling the need for a small, unaccompanied singing group here on the Island, Mr. Hauck approached the other singers, who responded with enthusiasm. "I wanted to create a chamber group just for the enjoyment of singing with a small group," said Mr. Hauck, "and this ensemble of talented singers has filled that space where something seemed to be missing. It's great fun." His thoughts were echoed by Glenn Carpenter, who sang with Island A Cappella during its years of performing.
(From left) Brad Austin, Jennifer Sanders, and Pam Butterick ready for this Saturday's premiere concert at the Federated Church in Edgartown.
The premiere concert of Vineyard A Cappella will be held this Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 pm, at the Federated Church meetinghouse. "We wanted to thank the church for providing rehearsal space, so we volunteered to give our very first concert there, as a benefit for the church's Steeple Fund," said Pamela Butterick, soprano, and member of the Steeple Fund Committee. The suggested donation is $10, with kids admitted free.
Vineyard A Cappella concert, Saturday, Oct. 28, 7:30 pm, Federated Church meetinghouse, 45 S. Summer Street, Edgartown. $10 suggested donation; children free. Reception immediately following in the Parish House. Call 508-627-4421 for more information.
Mary-Jean Miner is a freelance writer who lives in Tisbury with two retired racing greyhounds. She frequently writes about classical music and art.