ANDOVER, MA — Andover Choral Society, directed by Michael Driscoll, will open its 90th season with a performance of Franz Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation" on Sun., January 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the West Middle School Auditorium, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover, MA.

Considered one of Haydn’s most brilliant works, “The Creation” is an oratorio depicting the creation of the world. The text for this jubilant and uplifting work draws from the "Book of Genesis", the "Book of Psalms", and John Milton’s "Paradise Lost" to celebrate the creation of the earth, the seas, animals and birds, and humans. Come enjoy Haydn’s enchantingly descriptive orchestral writing, triumphant choruses, and a trio of angels, portrayed by soprano, tenor, and baritone soloists. Andover Choral Society will perform the work in English.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults in advance ($30.00 at the door) and $5.00 for students. A group rate is available. For tickets and information, please visit andoverchoralsociety.org/concerts. West Middle School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Off-street parking is available.

Andover Choral Society participates in the Electronic Benefit Transfer Card to Culture program, a joint venture between the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and many of the Commonwealth’s best cultural institutions.

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.

 

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