Brahms Requiem: Away with Sorrow and Sighing – Singing for Joy

From time to time, we invite a guest blogger to share their insights. In this installment, Janet – a member of the Symphonic Choir alto section – shares a perspective from the chorus in the final week of rehearsals for the upcoming Brahms Requiem performance. For more information about the Friday and Saturday, April 21… Read More

But Why Commission New Music?

“We all know the saying ‘all music was once new music,’ but it really goes further than that” – Michael Pettry, Executive Director Commissioning new works can be risky! They don’t come without a price tag. …and, scores of other “what if’s” to boot. This blog post explores the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s large-scale commissioning project…that… 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

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