The Andover Choral Society is a community-based organization with a mission of providing the highest standard of musical performance to the Merrimack Valley community. Since 1929 our membership has been open to anyone with a love for great choral music and a strong desire translate that love into high-quality, engaging performances.
We are a warm, friendly, and welcoming group ranging across all ages, professions, religious and ethnic backgrounds. We are a community whose experiences run the gamut from university and private training to “never tried it before – thought it might be fun.” It is this very diversity that has allowed us to thrive for so many years, and we are always ready to accept the refreshing input of new membership.
Fall 2020: Virtual Rehearsals and Virtual Holiday Concert
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made it unsafe to hold in-person rehearsals, the chorus has planned an exciting sequence of virtual rehearsals for the coming months. These sessions will feature vocal warm-up exercises, professional instruction in sight-reading and vocal techniques led by Dr. Driscoll, lessons by guest speakers, and the opportunity to practice and record a program of holiday music that will be shared with senior living communities and other groups.
We invite all who enjoy singing classical choral music to join the chorus this fall in preparing a Virtual Holiday Concert. Virtual, 90-minute rehearsals will begin via Zoom on Monday, September 21, at 7:00 p.m. The first two rehearsals will be free and open to all who pre-register. The fee after that will be $50, with sessions ending on December 7. Although we do not audition prospective members, an ability to match pitch is a prerequisite.