Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is dedicated to excellence in the performance of choral music, to creating and performing new choral masterworks, and to community outreach and education.
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, celebrating its 83rd season in 2019-2020, is proud to be one of the nation’s most established and dynamic musical institutions. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the United States, this organization reaches more than 25,000 persons each season through performances and education/community engagement programs. The 180 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir’s commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each 11-month season. The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is led by a professional staff and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Founded in 1937 at the Indianapolis Symphonic Orchestra’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir continues to be the choral partner of the ISO. In 2018, the Choir joined the ISO at The Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.) for SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras. In 2015, the Symphonic Choir commissioned and premiered Mohammed Fairouz’s oratorio Zabur, which was released internationally by Naxos Records (2016) and also featured the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. The Choir’s newest recording, also released by Naxos in 2019, is Festival of Carols featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Sylvia McNair and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra.