It’s music to our ears… 30 years of it!
TONIGHT be sure and tune into MyINDY-TV 23 for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s Annual “Festival of Carols.”
Liam Bonner, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, shares what we can expect:
Performance will feature Indianapolis native and world-renowned soprano Angela Brown, and premiere of “Heart of God,” winner of annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition.
WHAT: A Midwest holiday tradition and season highlight for the city of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s annual Festival of Carols will celebrate 30 years with a special broadcast of the performance on MyINDY-TV 23. Following sell-out runs across multiple live performances over the last five years, the 2020 broadcast performance comes in lieu of a live audience due to ongoing COVID-19 precautions.
WHEN: Tune in on Monday, December 21 at 7 p.m.
FEATURING: Although the Symphonic Choir is best known for performing classical music, Festival of Carols features a selection of fan-favorite and traditional holiday music, along with musical surprises for the whole family. The performance will feature Indianapolis native and world-renowned soprano Angela Brown, whose presence has been at the forefront of opera, concert and empowerment through music across the globe.
Festival of Carols will also feature the world premiere of “Heart of God,” winner of the 11th Annual Christmas Carol Commission Competition, an initiative as part of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s ongoing commitment to the future of choral music. “Heart of God” was composed by internationally awarded Spanish composer Francisco Carbonell, music director and organist at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Indianapolis, while he was isolated in a single room with COVID-19 symptoms in March.
Available this holiday season: The Festival of Carols CD
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s second release on major recording label Naxos Records, Festival of Carols (released in 2019) features the 150-voice Indianapolis Symphonic Choir performing a collection of beloved Christmas repertoire along with GRAMMY award-winning soprano Sylvia McNair and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Symphonic Choir Artistic Director Eric Stark. For more information, and to purchase a copy of the Festival of Carols CD, visit indychoir.org.
SEGMENT IS SPONSORED BY INDIANAPOLIS SYMPHONIC CHOIR