The Chorus, under the direction of Tom Goux, is made up of some of Schooner Ernestina’s most vocal volunteers, one of the most harmonious crews ever to come ashore. The repertoire includes a variety of chanteys and songs that reflect the rich maritime heritage of New Bedford and the region. Their performances feature the chanteys (work songs) of the Yankee sailor and whaler, along with the ballads and ditties of global mariners and coastwise fisherfolk in North America, the Cape Verde Islands and the British Isles. The 40-voice group also sings rich choral music. They will be performing on Saturday morning on the Custom House Stage.