[ANDOVER, MA] Andover Choral Society, directed by Dr. Michael Driscoll, invites singers in all voice parts to join us for in-person rehearsals this fall. Open rehearsals for our winter 2022 concert, “EMERGE. TOGETHER.,” will be held on Monday, September 20 and Monday, September 27 from 7:20 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Christ Church, 33 Central Street, Andover. Singers must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination when attending rehearsal for the first time. Surgical-grade masks will be required and available at the open rehearsals.
Andover Choral Society will perform live on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. The concert will feature three works: Antonio Vivaldi’s brilliant and beloved Gloria; Hiob (Job), a melodious and masterfully crafted cantata by Fanny Mendelssohn (the talented sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn); and the world premiere of a new choral work commissioned by Andover Choral Society, becoming, by local composer Demetrius Spaneas. Drawing on texts from ancient Indian Hinduism, Greek and Roman mythology, Sufi mysticism, and the Book of Genesis, becoming explores the spiritual evolution of humankind as well as our relationship with our world and all of creation.
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 typically 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.
Andover Choral Society and its music director, Dr. Michael Driscoll, won The American Prize’s 2019-2020 Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music in the community ensemble division, for their premiere recording of Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Florence Price. The Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music recognizes and rewards the best performances of American music by ensembles and individual artists worldwide, based on submitted recordings.
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.