Noteworthy events coming up on Martha’s Vineyard


Spirituals play Saturday

The Vineyard Spirituals Choir performs this Saturday, June 1, in a fundraising concert at the Katharine Cornell Theatre. The concert, a benefit for the One Fund for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, features the U.S. Slave Song Project and Spirituals Choir led by Jim Thomas singing a variety of musical styles.

Joining them are other local musicians such as Peter Boak, the Scottish Society Singers, Vintage Voices, as well as those from off-Island such as the intergenerational musicians from First Parish of Arlington including Boston Symphony Orchestra baritone soloist Michael Prichard. The concert starts at 7:30 pm, and is $10; $5 for children under 12; $20 for families. For more information, contact 508-423-1423;

The Vineyard Spirituals will also play Wednesday, June 5, at the Martha’s Vineyard Film Center in Vineyard Haven, before the 7:30 pm showing of “Cabin in the Sky.” Visit for more information.

Dance party at Mytoi

If you take a stroll through Chappaquiddick’s Mytoi Garden on Saturday between 2 and 4 pm, you’ll be entertained by dancers from The Yard during a Site Specific Dance Performance, in collaboration with The Trustees of Reservations. Enjoy the complimentary pop-up performances, as well as refreshments. A van pick-up and drop-off service is available from the Chappy Ferry if you pre-register by calling 508-693-7662.

Open auditions

Island Theatre Workshop is holding open auditions for adult supporting cast and chorus members for its August production of “The Wizard of Oz,” a live musical adaptation of the 1939 film. Interested individuals can attend auditions Saturday, June 1, or Sunday, June 2, from 6 to 8 pm at Island Theatre Workshop, 12 Music St., West Tisbury. For more information, call 508-737-8550.

Piano playing

Local Island piano students of Rachel White, ranging in age from 4 to 16, will perform a free recital this Sunday, June 2. The show, which starts at 3 pm, is at the Old Whaling Church in Edgartown. For more information, email Ms. White at