Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 15, 2014

Out & About: An ode to 16th century Spanish music

Boston-based chamber choir Convivium Musicum spotlights the Spanish music of the Renaissance to close out this season’s Music at Christ Church concert series on Sunday, May 18, at 4 p.m. at the church, 33 Central St., Andover.

The concert will feature works by Tomas Luis de Victoria, Francisco Guerrero and Cristobal de Morales — 16th century organists, singers and composers whose music became known both in Europe and Latin America.

The ensemble is directed by Michael Barrett, who earned his bachelor’s in music from Harvard University, master’s in music with a concentration in choir conducting from Indiana University and a First Phase Diploma in singing from Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague, The Netherlands. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at Boston University, where he has also taught.

The concert is part of the Music at Christ Church series. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. For more information, visit or

Drop in for family fun at Addison Gallery

Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy invites area families to take in its new spring exhibitions Sunday as it celebrates the Association of Art Museum Directors’ fifth annual Art Museum Day with interactive programs and more.

The free Drop-in Family Day welcomes visitors of all ages to tour the gallery and make their own unique works of art. Activities go from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Addison, 180 Main St.

Art Museum Day emphasizes the essential role that art museums play in their communities, highlights the value of the visual arts in society and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in the wide-ranging programs offered by AAMD member museums.

Susan Faxon, interim director of the Addison, said in a release that families will have an opportunity to explore the gallery’s current exhibitions, including “Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue” and “Pop! Selections from the Collection,” to discover the sources of artists’ inspiration. They will also be encouraged to experiment with art materials themselves to create their own masterpieces.

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