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Maestro Driscoll wins Julius Herford Dissertation Prize

The American Choral Directors Association has named Andover Choral Society’s Music Director, Michael Driscoll, as winner of the prestigious 2016 Julius Herford Prize for the outstanding doctoral terminal research project in choral music. His dissertation, “Jan Dismas Zelenka’s ‘Dixit Dominus’ Settings Within the Context of the Dresden Hofkapelle,” was accepted at Boston University in fulfillment of […]

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ACS establishes Choral Scholars program for high school students

Andover Choral Society’s has recently established a Choral Scholars program for talented and motivated high school students in grades 11 and 12. The Choral Scholars program gives students the opportunity to participate in the preparation and performance of choral masterworks with mature vocalists, professional soloists, and professional instrumentalists. Students selected into Andover Choral Society’s Choral […]

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Program Notes for Haydn & Vaughan Williams

Program Notes by Michael Driscoll Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) As a youth growing up just outside London, Ralph Vaughan Williams studied piano and harmony with an aunt and also took piano, organ, and violin lessons. He entered the Royal College of Music in 1890, continuing his studies two years later at Trinity College, Cambridge where […]

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Andover Choral Society announces Open Rehearsals for Spring 2015 concert

Join music director, Michael Driscoll, and the Andover Choral Society for the Spring concert of the 2014-2015 concert season featuring Joseph Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli (Mass in time of war) and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with professional orchestra and soloists. The Chorus rehearses during most Monday evenings from 7:20-9:30pm at Christ Church […]

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Andover Choral Society Announces Open Rehearsals for 2014-2015 Seasons

Join music director, Michael Driscoll, and the Andover Choral Society for our 2014-2015 concert season. Season highlights include Carl Orff’s dramatic Carmina Burana (January 2015) and Joseph Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli (Mass in time of war) Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. The Chorus rehearses during most Monday evenings from 7:20-9:30pm at Christ Church in […]

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Andover Choral Society Announces 2014-2015 Season at Rogers Center

The Andover Choral Society, directed by Michael Driscoll, celebrates its 85th season with Carl Orff’s dramatic Carmina Burana on Sunday, January 25, 2015. The season concludes on Sunday, April 26, 2015 with Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War) and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs. Tickets for both concerts are $20 […]

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Open rehearsals for Spring 2014 “Simple Gifts” concert

Join music director, Michael Driscoll, and the Andover Choral Society in preparation for our April 27 concert, Simple Gifts – An American Musical Landscape, featuring Aaron Copland’s “Old American Songs,” movements from Randall Thompson’s “Frostiana” set, and arrangements by Mormon Tabernacle Choir director Mack Wilberg and others. Monday night rehearsals begin with open sessions on […]

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Sing the Mozart Requiem with ACS!

Come celebrate the start of the Andover Choral Society’s 85th season under the baton of new Music Director, Michael Driscoll. Our first concert will feature Mozart’s final work, the Requiem in D minor K. 626, which remained partially unfinished at his death. The chorus will perform Harvard musicologist Robert Levin’s 2004 completion of the work […]

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