Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


May 16, 2013

Out & About


The line-up will feature a showcases of some of the high school’s most talented students, including Harrison Cobb, Grant Hespeler, Kelsey Stevens and Jesse Mattison. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Christ Church rings out with Spring Concert

Benjamin Britten’s festive cantata “Rejoice in the Lamb” and Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo” will highlight Music at Christ Church Andover’s Spring Concert on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at the church, 33 Central St., Andover.

Donald Teeters will be guest conductor for the program and Anney Barrett will be soloist for the featured works. Included in the performance will be a newly commissioned work by resident composer Dr. Peter Bell that will showcase the choir and organ.

Also, Terry Morgan will sing Purcell’s “Evening Hymn” and Wendy Heckman will perform Burgon’s “At the round earth’s imagined corners.”

Organist Barbara Bruns, who also serves as the church’s minister of music, will perform Duruflé’s “Theme and Variations on Veni Creator Spiritus.”

Teeters directed the Boston Cecilia for 44 years and has been director of All Saints Parish, Brookline, since 1967.

Admission at the door is $15 adults, $10 students/seniors.

Hall siblings front and center in ‘Secret Garden’

The Hall children of Andover are well represented in this month’s production of “The Secret Garden,” playing through Sunday, May 19, at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport.

Sisters Katherine, 14, and Caroline, 12, are splitting the role of Mary Lennox, with each holding down the part for different performances. Katherine is headed to Phillips Academy in the fall, while Caroline is a student at Doherty School.

Meanwhile, younger brother, Joseph, 9, also a student at Doherty, is one of the actors cast as Colin Cravens.

In addition, Nathan Ladd, 14, who attends the Andover School of Montessori, is adding the production to his extensive list of stage managing jobs.

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