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2017-2018 Season

The 2017-2018 concert season promises to be an outstanding celebration of choral classics. From beloved favorites such as Messiah and the Mozart Requiem to masterpieces of the 20th century by Penderecki, Vaughan Williams and Stravinsky, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will be your guide through it all, from one exciting and beautiful moment to the next.

Tickets go on sale August 7, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

 

THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

Friday, September 15, 2017, 11 AM
Friday, September 15, 2017, 8 PM
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8 PM

Hilbert Circle Theatre

The Symphonic Choir joins the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Broadway star Kelli O’Hara for “an enchanted evening” of the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein. Showstopper after showstopper from Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, The King and I and South Pacific.

 

FESTIVAL OF CAROLS

Sunday, December 3, 2017, 7 PM

Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

Friday, December 15, 2017, 8 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3 PM
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 8 PM
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3 PM

The Palladium at the Center for The Performing Arts

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! With 5 performances to choose from, the Midwest’s beloved holiday tradition includes your favorite carols and Christmas music featuring the Symphonic Choir, orchestra and musical surprises for kids from 1 to 92.

 

HANDEL MESSIAH

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017, 7:30 PM
Friday, Dec 22, 2017, 7:30 PM

The Palladium at the Center for The Performing Arts

The evergreen, Baroque favorite that includes the “Hallelujah Chorus” unites the ISO and the Symphonic Choir performing one of the most majestic pieces ever written.

 

 

 

STRAVINSKY SYMPHONY OF PSALMS &
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS DONA NOBIS PACEM

Saturday, February 3, 2018, 7 PM

Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts

Making its return to the Symphonic Choir’s season after more than 20 years, Igor Stravinsky’s setting of the Psalms is paired with texts from the Mass, the Bible and poetry by Walt Whitman in music by Ralph Vaughan Williams. From sweeping melodies, haunting musical idioms and vivid musical imagery, these two choral-orchestral masterworks are both timeless and as timely as at their debuts.

 

GALA BEL CANTO: ITALY!

February 24, 2018, 6 PM

The Conrad Indianapolis

This year, Gala Bel Canto goes to Italy with a fun, yet elegant, evening at The Conrad Indianapolis. Indulge in fine wine, a gourmet dinner, an Italian performance by the Symphonic Choir, dancing and plenty of Italian delights – all benefiting music education and outreach in our community.

Get ready for the best of Italia – the perfect evening to cure those winter blahs.

 

PENDERECKI CREDO

Wednesday April 11, 2018 7:30 PM

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Friday, April 13, 2018 8 PM

Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

“We are proud to continue to highlight our commitment to newer choral works. Written in the final years of the 20th century, Krzysztof Penderecki’s Credo combines his dramatic writing for voices with a return to a lavish musical palate. Winner of the 2001 Grammy Award for choral performance, we are honored to share this seminal work with audiences in Indianapolis and at Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the SHIFT festival.” – Eric Stark, Artistic Director

 

MOZART REQUIEM

Friday, June 1, 2018, 8 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:30 PM

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3 PM

The Palladium at the Center for The Performing Arts

Experience the genius of Mozart like never before through the festival “Mozart’s Final Year.” Among the gifted composer’s most famous works for choir and orchestra, his Requiem setting was left unfinished at the time of his death.  Krzysztof Urbański leads these three performances saluting the unparalleled legacy of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

 

MOZART MAGIC FLUTE

Friday, June 8, 2018, 8 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2018, 3:00 PM

Hilbert Circle Theatre

The 81st season concludes with two semi-staged performances of what has been called Mozart’s most popular opera. The operatic fairy tale of The Magic Flute comes to life with the Symphonic Choir and ISO, including through the virtuosic and audience-pleasing music like the “Queen of the Night” aria.