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

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

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