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2015-2016 Concert Season

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: ‘Coronation’ Mass in C, K 317
Franz Schubert: Mass No. 3 in B-flat, D 324

Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7:30pm

Saint Augustine’s Church
43 Essex Street, Andover, MA
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May 14, 2016 Mozart & Schubert Mass concertMozart’s charming ‘Coronation’ Mass in C Major is a well loved by singers and audiences alike and Schubert’s Mass No. 3 in B-flat Major is an outstanding work that has gained greater recognition in recent years. Schubert and Mozart were just eighteen and twenty-three years old, respectively, when they wrote the works on today’s program. Although these works were written over two centuries ago, the music still captivates performers and listeners of today. Read Michael Driscoll’s program notes here.

With professional orchestra and soloists.

Johann Sebastian Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243
Antonio Vivaldi: Magnificat, RV 610
Jan Dismas Zelenka: Dixit Dominus, ZWV 68

Sunday, January 31, 2016, 3:00pm

North Andover High School Auditorium
430 Osgood Street, North Andover, MA
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January 31, 2016 Bach, Vivaldi, Zelenka concertBach composed his Magnificat, one of the moved beloved of all choral works, during his first year in Leipzig, Germany. Written for his first major feast service in Leipzig, Bach lavished on this work all the brilliance and inspiration he had to offer. Complementing this festive masterpiece are two works by composers whom Bach admired: Antonio Vivaldi and Jan Dismas Zelenka. Vivaldi’s Magnificat, is a lesser-known gem from the Venetian master. Bach’s contemporary, Jan Dismas Zelenka, spent his career working for the Catholic court church in Dresden, Germany, and Andover Choral Society is delighted to perform one of Zelenka’s many excellent Vesper psalm settings, Psalm 109 (110) Dixit Dominus, ZWV 68. Festivity will fill the air for this glorious trio of works. Read Michael Driscoll’s program notes here.

With professional orchestra and soloists.

Erika Vogel, soprano

Erika Vogel

Stefan Reed, tenor

Stefan Reed