ANDOVER The Andover Choral Society, directed by Michael Driscoll, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with Songs of World War I on Sunday, May 6, starting at 3 p.m., at Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
The concert has been developed in partnership with the Andover Historical Society and will feature soprano soloist Deborah Selig.
The first half of the program describes the impact of war through such popular songs as, Over There, It s a Long Way to Tipperary, K-K-K Katy, Keep the Home Fires Burning, Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and many other war-era favorites.
The second half features Stephen Chatman s setting of John McCrae s poem, In Flanders Fields, a U.S. Armed Forces medley, Irving Berlin s Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and America, which was written in Andover.
Tickets are $20 for adults in advance ($25 at the door), $15 for veterans and $5 for students at http://andoverchoralsociety. org/concerts. Discount rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Veterans Memorial Auditorium is located at 50 Bartlet St., and is handicappedaccessible through the rear entrance by Doherty Middle School. The main entrance to the hall is to the left of the Town Offices, overlooking the Andover Town Common. Both off-street and street parking is available.
Andover Choral Society is a community chorus dedicated to bringing high-quality choral music to the Merrimack Valley community.