[Andover, MA] Andover Choral Society, directed by Dr. Michael Driscoll, invites 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.
Andover Choral Society is dedicated to presenting exceptional performances, connecting to the larger community an fostering an appreciation of choral music, and in 2020 this mission is especially relevant, yet more challenging than ever before. 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 by Dr. Driscoll as well as guest speakers, and the opportunity to practice and record a program of holiday music that will be shared with nursing homes, assisted living centers, and other community groups. For more information on how to participate in the September 21 session, please click here.
In responding to pandemic-related restrictions on in-person gatherings, Andover Choral Society quickly found creative ways to continue providing choral music to the wider community in recent months. For example, local cable access channels in Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Lawrence, and Derry, New Hampshire have aired the chorus’s performances of Rutter’s Requiem and “Songs of World War I”. Since April, the chorus has also sent weekly “A Moment of Music” emails featuring clips of past performances to everyone on its mailing list. To be added to the list, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andover Choral Society invites all who enjoy singing choral music to join the chorus for its upcoming series of virtual rehearsals and holiday concert as the chorus rises to the challenge of bringing 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. Founded in 1929, the chorus performs two concerts per year, with a repertoire that focuses on fine choral and choral-orchestral works from the Baroque era through 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.