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Indianapolis Symphonic Choir at Clowes Hall, Apr. 12

Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus.

Clowes Memorial Hall on the Butler University campus.

By Jessica Kiefer
On behalf of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s final performance of the 76th season combines a choral classic with a newer composition by a much-celebrated living composer. J. S. Bach’s Magnificat and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna will be performed by the 180-voice Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and guest soloists all with Hoosier connections on Friday, April 12, 2013, 8 p.m. at Clowes Memorial Hall. Tickets range from $15 to $75 and are available at www.indychoir.org, in-person at the Clowes Memorial Hall box office, or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Limited tickets may be available for purchase at the door, beginning one hour prior to the performance.

Title Sponsor Barnes & Thornburg LLP presents the annual Sacred Masterworks series of performances, which includes California-based composer Morten Lauridsen’s most famous choral work, Lux Aeterna. On the faculty at University of Southern California, and having served as the composer-in-residence for the Los Angeles Master Chorale (a sister organization to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir), Lauridsen will serve as the scholar-in-residence in Indianapolis for the week leading up to the performance. He will teach master classes at Butler University, workshops with area churches and community choirs, and will participate in pre-concert activities open to the audience.

“We’ll unite two compositional gurus. The musical minds of Bach and of Lauridsen are stunning: writing music that invigorates the performer just as much as it sets aflame the hearts of the audience,” says Eric Stark, Artistic Director of the Symphonic Choir. “On top of it all, these composers know precisely how to write for the voice, for a chorus. Total choral mastery.”

The presenting partner of the performance is Brandwidth PR, which also serves as the Symphonic Choir’s educational sponsor.

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. For more information about the Symphonic Choir, visit www.indychoir.org.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: Bohlsen Group.

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