Concerts

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.

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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.

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