The downbeat of the 80th Anniversary Season

They say it all starts with the preparation, and that is certainly true this 80th anniversary season. Plans have been in the works for more than a year—choosing repertoire, exploring travel arrangements, recruiting/auditioning/ training singers, raising needed funds. And now here we are. After our first rehearsal just last night, the 80th Anniversary Season of the… Read More

Asst Artistic Director Michael Davis Delves Into Carmen

I know what you must be thinking:  Indianapolis Symphonic Choir doing Carmen?  That’s opera, not oratorio.  Since when did they become an opera chorus? And what’s all of this ‘semi-staged’ business?  Are they singing on the flatbed of a tractor-trailer parked in rural Indiana winery in their house-shoes? So the quick answer is:  We aren’t… Read More

Maestro Joseph Flummerfelt visits our rehearsal

It was one of those moments in which one feels truly fortunate. Here I sat, like I have so many other Tuesday nights over the past 15 years, in rehearsal with the 150+ singers of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, preparing for our upcoming performance. What was different about tonight, however, was the fact that I… Read More