[Andover, MA – June 30, 2019] It’s an old joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. In late June, 15 members of the Andover Choral Society traveled to New York City to join more than 200 other singers from around the world in a performance at Carnegie Hall of the magnificent Misatango, composed and conducted by the brilliant Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri. The Misatango pairs the ancient Latin Mass text with the exhilarating rhythms and melodic features of Argentine tango. A group of Andover Choral Society singers performed the Misatango at the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Austria, in September 2017, and the entire chorus performed the Misatango at North Andover High School in January 2017.
The concert, entitled “¡Buena Onda! Music from South America,” also included the world premiere of Palmeri’s Gran Misa and a performance by children’s choirs, of music by Alberto Grau. In all, 25 choruses representing 11 countries participated in the concert. At the concert’s conclusion, the 1,800-person audience responded with a lengthy ovation, after which the performers were treated to a post-concert dinner reception.
About Andover Choral Society
The Andover (MA) Choral Society is a 65-80 voice, SATB community chorus with a mission to present exceptional performances, connect to the larger community, and foster an appreciation of choral music. The chorus performs two concerts per year, singing a repertoire that focuses on fine choral and choral-orchestral works from the Baroque era to the twenty-first century. Since 1929, membership has been open to anyone with a love for great choral music and a desire to share that love with others.