2018-2019 Concert Season

Messa di Gloria

Giacomo Puccini
      Messa di Gloria
Johannes Brahms
      Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
Giuseppe Verdi
      Messa da Requiem (selected movements)

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Auditorium
50 Bartlet Street, Andover, MA

Join us for a concert of late nineteenth-century choral music that features Giacomo Puccini’s exuberant Messa di Gloria, Johannes Brahms’ moving Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), and selected movements from Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic Messa da Requiem.


Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight

Florence Price
      Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
George Gershwin
      A Concert Panorama

Saturday, May 4, 2019, 3:00 pm
Christ Church
33 Central Street, Andover, MA

Florence Price (1887–1953) was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphony composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. In 2009, a substantial collection of her works and papers was found in an abandoned house on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. Among these works was Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, a 30-minute work for chorus, soloists, and piano, set to a poem by Vachel Lindsay. Join us in what is believed to be the first performance of this outstanding work! Also on the program are songs by George Gershwin.