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

On Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem by Dr. Michael Sells

Symphony of Psalms | Igor Stravinsky (1882−1971) From 1920 until the mid-1950s, Stravinsky’s music was associated with a style that became known as “Neoclassic.” This term identified the works of contemporary composers who wanted to reconnect with the formal balance and textual clarity that was particularly evident in compositions from the 17th and 18th centuries,… Read More