Martha’s Vineyard NAACP Choir

The mission of the MV/NAACP Choir is to provide year-round spirited, culturally diverse and entertaining musical programs that educate, inspire and add a rich contribution to the island community and our listeners. The choir performs sacred and secular music from various cultures around the world. Our stimulating repertoire will flow from the African Diaspora with particular emphasis on gospel, vocal jazz, original compositions, cabaret music, Motown, classical arias, and spirituals. The choir was formed in March of 2008 by Co-Coordinators Laurie Perry-Henry and Alex Palmer.

The twenty members of the Choir are island residents, intergenerational, and are committed to providing cultural awareness through hard work, dedication and excellence. They pay attention to the musical score and convey not only the letter and spirit but also its many levels of meaning and context. The Choir is led by its nationally and internationally known music director, Lawrence Watson, a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.Visit his Web site at

The Choir has opened for the Boston Pops, Liz Walker, Charles Ogletree, Jr., the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and Charles F. Stanley of In Touch Ministries to name a few.

Call 508-696-5785 for bookings and performance schedules.

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