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

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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