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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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Andover Choral Society announces Open Rehearsals for Spring 2017 concert

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, February 6 and Monday, February 13 at Christ Church, 33 Central Street in Andover. On Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Christ Church in Andover, the chorus will perform “In Troubled Times” […]

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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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Andover Choral Society Announces Open Rehearsals for 2015-2016 Season

Join music director, Michael Driscoll, and the Andover Choral Society for our 2015-2016 concert season. Season highlights include Bach’s “Magnificat”, Vivaldi’s “Magnificat” and Zelenka’s “Dixit Dominus” (January 2016) and Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and Schubert’s “Mass No. 3 in B-flat Major” (May 2016).  The Chorus rehearses during most Monday evenings from 7:20-9:30pm at Christ Church in Andover. The first step in […]

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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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