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ACS May 2019

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.

Winter/Spring 2021: Music of the Merrimack Valley

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made it unsafe to hold in-person rehearsals for the time being, ACS will continue virtual rehearsals for the spring season. These sessions will feature vocal warm-up exercises, professional instruction in sight reading and vocal techniques by Dr. Driscoll. Rehearsals will include the practice and recording of selections for the virtual spring concert, Music of the Merrimack Valley, which will feature a variety of sacred and secular choral works from the past through the present. The virtual concert will also include guest performances from a variety of music and performing arts groups across the Merrimack Valley, showcasing the richness and diversity of the vibrant arts community in the Merrimack Valley.

We invite all who enjoy singing classical choral music to join the chorus this in preparing a virtual spring concert, Music of the Merrimack Valley. Virtual, 90-minute rehearsals will begin via Zoom on Monday, February 1, at 7:00 p.m. The first two rehearsals will be free and open to all who pre-register. The fee for eleven sessions will be $50.

Although we do not audition prospective members, an ability to match pitch is a prerequisite.