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 […]
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 […]
Andover Choral Society is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has selected Michael Driscoll as its next Music Director and he has accepted.
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