Can We Tell Them We Are Hungry?

In last week’s overview of ZABUR, the upcoming world premiere by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, we looked at the use of traditional Psalm texts (Psalms 2 and 102) by composer Mohammed Fairouz. These texts, sung by the Symphonic Choir in Arabic, form the framework of this two-movement work for chorus, children’s choir and symphony orchestra…. Read More

One Month Away

It’s pretty heady stuff…to know that we, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, is responsible for bringing to life the brand new ZABUR. Written by American composer Mohammed Fairouz, and set for full symphony orchestra, large mixed choir, children’s choir and soloists (tenor and baritone), ZABUR is a setting of familiar psalm texts cast in a dramatic… Read More

THE WORK BEGINS-ZABUR

As you can see from the accompanying photo, we are excited to have copies of the piano vocal score of our new work, ZABUR, by composer Mohammed Fairouz. Though we only received the second half of the work a few days ago, we have already read through the entire thing. Wow! It is powerful…beautiful…haunting…compelling. The… Read More