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 | Henry Leck

Britten War Requiem:  a monument in our time This season marks the one hundredth anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. Consequently, this has been a real Britten year for the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.  In the fall, we performed the “Missa Brevis in D” and at holiday time, “Ceremony of Carols.”  And now, this spring the “War… Read More

Guest Blog | Dr. Michael Sells

Reflections on a Friendship Although this posting is not directly about War Requiem, it is about one of the significant participants in that first performance, Peter Pears, for whom Britten wrote such lovely and loving music throughout his career, and who became a kind and generous friend over the last 12 years of his life…. Read More

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