Great Progress: $3.1 million of $3.75 million goal

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is pleased to announce remarkable progress towards it goal of establishing an endowment. Founded in 1937 and celebrating its 81st season this year, the state’s largest chorus launched in March 2017 a campaign to build an endowment with a goal of $3.75 million by July 2019. As of November 1, 2017… Read More

On Mendelssohn’s Elijah, by R. Larry Todd

Few compositions document as compellingly as Elijah the shifting critical reception accorded Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847) during the past one hundred and fifty years. At the English premiere, heard at the Birmingham Musical Festival in 1846, Elijah was hailed as an undisputed masterpiece; since then it has remained a staple part of the oratorio repertory,… Read More

Opening Weekend: Festival of Carols 2016

Opening Weekend of Festival of Carols could be summed-up in myriad words, phrases or …even better, through favorite holiday classics: “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” comes to mind as we see a chorus of 150 singers decked out in their holiday red attire surrounded by wreaths, garland and twinkling lights. “O Come,… Read More