Story Telling in a Song: “Rise Anon”

Written by Janet Hock Every year, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir (ISC) commissions a new Christmas Carol by holding a competition for composers, 35 years old or younger). The winning carol is performed at the annual ISC Festival of Carols concerts in December. A panel of experts reviews the submissions, ranking them on the merits of… Read More

Note from Michael Pettry

Dear friends of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, This will be my last blog entry on the staff of the Symphonic Choir, as today is my final day as Executive Director of this very special arts organization. These 14 years we have had together have been – and will always be – a highlight of my… Read More

Guest Blog: The Marvelous Enigmas of Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”

From time to time, we invite guest bloggers to share their thoughts about activities of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. In this post, we welcome Janet, a member of the Symphonic Choir’s alto section. It was mid-October. The choir was sight-singing their way through Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” before submerging in the Christmas concert season. The… Read More