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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 […]
The Andover Townsman carried a terrific feature on Andover Choral Society’s May 2017 concert featuring Gabriel Vignon! Read the article here.
The Andover Choral Society, directed by Michael Driscoll, invites those who enjoy singing fine choral music, to attend open rehearsals from 7:20 p.m.-9:30 p.m. on Monday, September 19 and Monday September 26 at Christ Church, 25 Central Street in Andover. On Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the North Andover High School auditorium, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]