Festival of Carols

Year: 2019

This collection of best-loved Christmas repertoire was recorded live at the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Festival of Carols concerts in 2015 and 2016. GRAMMY award-winning vocalist Sylvia McNair adds her own unique beauty and warmth, and as ever, the programme celebrates the joys of the season with sparkling versions of family favourites. The tranquillity and magic of Christmas eve, heartfelt messages of hope, reconciliation, and peace, and thrilling new compositions all combine to capture the celebratory excitement of the holiday season.

CD Release: November 8, 2019

Mohammed Fairouz Zabur

Year: 2016

Heralded by the New York Times as “…an important new artistic voice” and by BBC World News as “One of the most talented composers of his generation,” Fairouz composed Zabur – a setting of the Psalms with libretto by Najla Said – in response to a community-wide commission by the city of Indianapolis.

Recorded live in performance April 2015 featuring the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Children’s Choir, Tenor Dann Coakwell, Baritone Michael Kelly, Eric Stark conductor.

The Best of Festival of Carols

Year: 2014

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
With Maria Jette, Soprano
Eric Stark, Conductor

Track Listing:
“We Wish You A Merry Christmas” – Arthur Harris
“O Nata Lux” – Morten Lauridsen
“What Sweeter Music” – Philip Stopford
“We need a Little Christmas” – Mark Hayes
“Still, Still, Still” – Joseph Hoelscher
“Somewhere in My Memory” – John Williams
“Santa Baby” – James M. Stephenson | Maria Jette, Soprano
“Joy to the World” – Carmen Dragon
“What Shall We Give?” – Mack Wilberg
“Mele Kalikimaka” – Jay Althouse
“All My Heart This Night Rejoices” – Brian Buda
“The Dream Isaiah Saw” – Glenn Rudolph
“Believe” from Polar Express – Alan Silvestri/Glen Ballard
“Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah – George Frideric Handel

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Year: 2011

Recorded live in performance, in celebration of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s 75th Anniversary Season. Released 2011. Complete, two-disc recording.

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Indianapolis Children’s Choir
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Eric Stark, Conductor

Kathleen Hacker | Soprano
Jane Dutton | Mezzo-Soprano
Steven Stolen | Tenor
Thomas Scurich | Bass-Baritone
Tarik Abdou | Boy Soprano

From East To West: A Festival of Carols

Year: 2006

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Eric Stark, Conductor

“From East to West” – Dan Locklair
“Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day” – John Gardner
“Mary with Jesus” – Frank Burch Brown
“Il Est Ne” – Jackson Berkey
“Mid-Winter” – Bob Chilcott
“A Merry Christmas” – Arthur Warrell
“The Rose/Lo, How a Rose” – arr. Johnson
“Christmas Time Is Here” – Tina Chinn
“The Dream Isaiah Saw” – Glenn Rudolph
“The Christmas Song” – Roy Ringwald