Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Eric Stark, Artistic Director
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of central Indiana’s most established and dynamic musical institution and 2011/2012 marks its 75th anniversary season. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the nation, this organization reaches in excess of 25,000 persons each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational/outreach program. The approximately 160 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir's commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each forty-week season. The organization is led by a professional staff and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The Symphonic Choir is the choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, having been founded in 1937 at the Orchestra’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. Over the years, this partnership with the ISO has remained at the very core of the Choir’s existence. This partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals-- -two successfully independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results.
Throughout its history spanning three-quarters of a century, the Symphonic Choir has been served by leaders in the choral art, including music directors Elmer Steffen, Don Neuen, Charles Webb, John W. Williams, and Robert Porco, and has given performances around the world. The Symphonic Choir is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in residence at Butler University's Jordan College of Fine Arts, Indianapolis.