New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus

Apr 30, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sunday, April 30 will be a free afternoon of salty songs at the Mattapoisett Library as the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus performs, from 2-3 p.m.

Formed in 2000 under the direction of Tom Goux, the 25+ voice chorus presents a repertoire that reflects the maritime heritage of New Bedford and the region. Weaving musical traditions connected to New Bedford Harbor and the New England seafarer, their performances feature the chanteys (work songs) of the Yankee sailor and whaler, ballads and ditties of global mariners, and songs of coastwise fisherfolk in North America, the Cape Verde Islands and the British Isles.