[Andover, MA] Andover Choral Society and music director, Michael Driscoll, invite the community to a Virtual Holiday Concert. The concert includes a guest performance the New England Classical Singers directed by David Hodgkins. Since September, over 50 Andover Choral Society singers have met via Zoom for weekly vocal warm-up exercises, professional instruction in sight-reading and vocal techniques, presentations by guest speakers, and music rehearsal, in preparation for this unique event. This virtual performance marks the first time that these two Merrimack Valley-based choral groups have performed together. In addition to performances by each of the ensembles, the concert will also feature several instrumental selections. To enjoy the concert in its entirety, visit andoverchoralsociety.org, youtube.com/AndoverChoralSociety, or watch for it on local public-access TV stations in Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, and Derry, New Hampshire.
Despite pandemic-related restrictions on in-person gatherings, Andover Choral Society has continued to provide choral music to the community through several community initiatives: airing concerts on local public-access TV stations; providing concert recordings to senior living facilities; and sending weekly emails featuring pieces from past concerts. Watch for performances of Rutter’s Requiem, Songs of World War 1, and Florence Price’s Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight on your local cable channel and write to email@example.com if you would like to receive our weekly music selections.
Andover Choral Society will hold open rehearsals for the spring 2021 season in late January 2021. Since rehearsals will still be virtual, all singers are welcome, regardless of location. Watch the Andover Choral Society website or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to join and to help Andover Choral Society continue to bring people together through music.
About Andover Choral Society
Andover Choral Society is dedicated to presenting exceptional performances, connecting to the larger community, and fostering an appreciation of choral music. Since 1929, membership has been open to anyone with a love for great choral music and a desire to share that love with others. Visit andoverchoralsociety.org for more information.