Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at the Landmarks Center, Sept. 16
By Jessica Kiefer
On behalf of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir launches its 76th season with two performances titled Mood Indigo, featuring jazz classics from the American Songbook. Under the direction of Assistant Artistic Director Michael Davis, the 24-voice Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Chamber Singers presents performances at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Indiana Landmarks Center on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012.
Tickets for the cabaret-style performances (which include appetizers) range from $20 to $35, and are available at http://www.indychoir.org/ or by calling the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at 317-940-9057. Tickets are unlikely to be available at the door due to an anticipated capacity crowd.
“I can honestly say that this style of music is right up there next to classical music by Bach, Brahms and all the greats,” states Assistant Artistic Director Michael Davis. “It’s no mistake that these songs made popular by legends like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dean Martin continue growing in popularity through today’s artists like Michael Bublé, and the resurgence of cabaret shows. This music is some of the best ever created.”
While the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is most commonly known as a presenter of classical repertoire, to more completely serve the Indianapolis community and to further expand its audience reach, the institution presents seasons that include classical masterworks, as well as vocal jazz, gospel music and new commissioned works.
These Mood Indigo performances are made possible by title sponsor Deloitte. For more information, visit http://www.indychoir.org/, or call 317-940-9057.
About the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of central Indiana’s most established and dynamic musical institutions, marking its 76th season in 2012/2013, and underwritten by Season Sponsor BMO Harris Bank. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the nation, the Choir reaches in excess of 25,000 people each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational outreach program. The 195 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir’s commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each 40-week season. The choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Choir was founded in 1937 at the ISO’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. This continued partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals – two independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results. The Choir is dedicated to excellence in the performance of choral music, the creation of new choral masterworks, and to community outreach and education throughout the community. The Choir is now in its fourth year as the official choral partner of the Indianapolis Public Schools, providing teacher training, educational resources, performance experiences and free printed music.
Editor’s Acknowledgment: Bohlsen Group. Images provided by Bohlsen Group and used with written permission.