Guest Blog: The Marvelous Enigmas of Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”

From time to time, we invite guest bloggers to share their thoughts about activities of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir. In this post, we welcome Janet, a member of the Symphonic Choir’s alto section. It was mid-October. The choir was sight-singing their way through Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” before submerging in the Christmas concert season. The… 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

Random Thoughts On Performing The Bach Passions From An Old Evangelist

From time to time, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir invites a guest to this blog. We are honored and pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Sells, former president of the Symphonic Choir’s Board of Directors, retired Dean of Butler University Jordan College of Arts, and Professor Emeritus at Butler University. In a 30-year solo career, I was… Read More