ANDOVER, MA – Andover Choral Society, directed by Dr. Michael Driscoll, invites those who enjoy singing classical choral music to join us for our 90th season. Open rehearsals will be held on Monday, September 16 and Monday, September 23 from 7:20 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 33 Central Street, Andover.
Our 90th season will feature Joseph Haydn’s magnificent oratorio, The Creation. Considered one of Haydn’s most brilliant works, this jubilant and uplifting work celebrates the creation of the earth, the seas, animals and birds, and humans. Andover Choral Society will perform the work in English on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at West Middle School at 70 Shawsheen Road in Andover.
Our spring concert, entitled “Becoming,” will focus on the diverse contributions of composers from the Merrimack Valley. Andover Choral Society has commissioned a new choral work, becoming, by local composer Demetrius Spaneas. In addition to the world premiere of becoming, this concert will include works by Leonard Bernstein, world renowned composer and conductor from Lawrence, and other local composers with Andover connections. Andover Choral Society will perform the spring concert on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at a location to be announced.
High school juniors and seniors are invited to sing with the Andover Choral Society through the chorus’s Choral Scholars Program. Funded by grants from several local cultural councils, the program is free to students from any town if they are currently in good standing in their high school choruses.
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. 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 present day. 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.