Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to host Mardi Gras celebration as part of annual gala

Joey Amato | January 22, 2020

Tickets are on sale now for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Gala Belle Canteaux Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday, February 22 at 6 p.m. at the Biltwell Event Center (950 S. White River Pkwy W. Dr.).

In anticipation of Fat Tuesday, patrons will enjoy festive beads and New Orleans style jazz to celebrate Mardi Gras at the Choir’s annual fundraising event benefitting education and community engagement programming. All guests will receive complimentary valet parking, hors d’oeuvres while perusing the silent auction, wine and beer, followed by a performance by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, seated/plated dinner, a live auction with one-of-a-kind experiences, and dancing into the evening with the Cool City Jazz Band.

Proceeds from the annual event benefit the organization’s support of music education and community engagement programs, which include the Spotlight Choir initiative with high school choral programs; the Conducting Fellowship providing mentorship opportunities for the next generation of choral conductors (in collaboration with Butler University); the Christmas Carol Commission Competition for young composers; and the In-Choir-Ing Minds series which features guest artists and scholars alongside Dr. Stark, offering insight into music that will be performed during an upcoming concert.

“The Symphonic Choir’s annual gala is one of our city’s most eagerly anticipated events,” said Indianapolis Symphonic Choir Artistic Director Eric Stark. “In addition to supporting the work of one of our nation’s most storied (and historic) Symphonic Choirs, it’s a LOT of fun. Featuring a Mardi Gras theme, patrons can look forward to a rich, sumptuous meal and entertainment straight from the jazz clubs of the Big Easy. We look forward to a very special night of music, friends and supporting the reach of music in our schools. Find your favorite carnival mask, and get ready to join us as we Laissez les bon temps roulez! …let the good times roll!”

Table Sponsor (reserved table of 10) – $2,500 ($1,550 tax-deductible)

Individual – $225 ($135 tax-deductible)

Young Professional (40 & under) limited availability – $100 ($10 tax-deductible)

THANK A SINGER Sponsorship – $175 ($85 tax-deductible)

For ticket information, sponsorship inquiries and a schedule of the evening’s events, visit or call (317) 940-9057.