A musical ferry trip

The Island Chordsmen Plus mixed-gender barbershop chorus from San Juan Island is presenting two free Ferry Sing gatherings this summer, with the first on Aug. 1 just around the corner. That’s a Thursday afternoon-evening and will feature both the chorus and the all-woman ensemble Sound Vibrations that you’ve heard on the Whittier stage in both the Barbershop Bonanza and San Juan Singers shows. The a cappella songs by both groups will evoke your memories from a year ago to more than 60 years ago.

This free concert takes place on the interisland ferry leaving at 5:30 p.m., where you will walk on the boat. Plan time to find a parking place uptown or have a friend drop you off at the ferry landing. The ferry returns at 8:20 p.m. Taking place during the dinner hour, we suggest you bring your own food for a picnic while the singing mingles with the scenery sliding by the windows.

The second Ferry Sing will be about a month later in the first week of September. Look for another announcement then.