(INDIANAPOLIS) –The Indianapolis Children’s Choir (ICC), one of Indianapolis’ most recognizable music education and choral organizations, begins its 34th season, with concerts starting this October.
Season tickets are on sale now and available at www.icchoir.org/concerts.
The 2019-2020 Indianapolis Children’s Choir 34th season will be Joshua Pedde’s fourth season as artistic director, featuring his unique style of programming that puts energy and excitement into every ICC performance.
“I’m looking forward to starting this year with such a talented group of young people,” Pedde said. “This season, I want to continue to create concerts that fill our audience with joy, but also our singers, as this is their opportunity to grow through music.”
In its 34 years, the ICC has grown from two small choirs to one of the largest choral organizations of its kind, with nearly 20 choirs and many music classes. Serving approximately 5,500 young people from ages 18 months to 18 years, the ICC strives to foster both personal and social growth in the lives of its singers. The ICC impacts nearly 2,500 singers in its choirs and classes weekly. The organization also serves approximately 3,000 through its Innovations program, which directly supports music in local schools. ICC singers have traveled to and performed on six continents and have performed in some of the world’s most recognizable venues and events.
This year’s season will focus on instilling a new sense of joy, hope and community, both in ICC singers and in the audience. Ticket sales for the 2019-2020 ICC concert series help support the mission to inspire student achievement though quality music education. For more information on the ICC and to purchase tickets, visit www.icchoir.org.
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir 34th season performance schedule, venue and choir information is as follows:
Songs of a New World: Together in Peace – Saturday, October 5, at 3 & 7 p.m. at Broadway United Methodist Church
Join special guest Joseph Fuller in this new ICC experience that is a harvest of poetry and song for renewed hope, joy and peace for our children, youth and neighbors.
Rise My Soul – Sunday, October 6, at 5 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Join special guest Leah Crane in this collection of American folk music, featuring songs by Indianapolis composer James Mulholland.
Angels Sing Goes to the Movies – Friday & Saturday, Dec. 13-14, at 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Get your popcorn ready, silence your cellphones, and get ready for lights, camera, and action in this showcase of classic holiday film music.
Celebrate the Season Goes to the Movies – Saturday, Dec. 14, at 12:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Hear the younger voices and regional choirs of the ICC deliver a sense of holiday spirit like no other! This concert is part of the holiday film music theme.
Sounds of the Season Goes to the Movies – Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Also part of the holiday film music theme, Sounds of the Season will only continue to spark holiday excitement and magic.
Never Never Land: Songs of Our Childhood – Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3 & 7 p.m. at Hilbert Circle Theatre
Join special guests Sally Perkins and Kids Dance Outreach in a storybook musical experience that will make you want to never grow up!
Oh, the Places We Will Go – Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2:30 & 7 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Sit back, relax and experience some Southern charm with a tour of Appalachia, Georgia, South Carolina and New Orleans with these concerts. Special guest Circle City Sidewalk Stompers will also join in on the fun.
Jubilate Deo – Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4 p.m. at Cornerstone Lutheran Church – Carmel
The ICC’s high school singers are joined by Carmel’s premier orchestra in a performance of this major work composed by Dan Forrest for the ICC’s 30th anniversary.
Sing, Sing, Sing – Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 7 p.m. – Clowes Memorial Hall
Hear classics from the era of jazz and big band music as our summer campers who have learned these songs in only four days join the ICC in a wonderful performance!
About Indianapolis Children’s Choir
In its 34th season, the Indianapolis Children’s Choir has grown to become one of the largest children’s choirs in the world. Under the baton of Artistic Director Joshua Pedde and founded by Conductor Laureate Henry Leck, the ICC serves approximately 5,500 Central Indiana children from pre-school age through high school. The Indianapolis Children’s Choir nurtures and inspires student achievement through quality music education and the pursuit of artistic excellence in choral music performance. For more information, visit www.icchoir.org.