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

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

Guest Blogger: Peeking into Durufle rehearsals

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 – sheds light on this weekend’s Durufle Requiem. As we enter the last stage of preparation for a concert, our conductor, Eric Stark, is fond of advising us “Be… Read More

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