The Indianapolis Arts Chorale is a community of voices who engage our audiences through the art of choral singing. The primary purpose of the IAC is musical excellence in performance for the education, enjoyment, and cultural enrichment of our audiences and ourselves. The IAC also seeks to provide social and fellowship experiences to deepen and enrich our lives.
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In the summer of 2013 I moved to Indiana and I literally knew one person in the whole state. Within a week of my arrival I joined this wonderful organization and I felt welcomed and accepted, and that I had a place to belong. Over the years the people and friends I've made at IAC have become my family and my home away from home. I'm so happy and proud to be part of the Indy Arts Chorale.
I think I was born singing—it's just like breathing to me. I've sung in choirs at school and in church all my life, but sometimes a person just needs to grow musically and be challenged in the quality, variety and, yes, even the difficulty level, of the music sung. IAC offers all those things for me and more. I love stretching my musical "chops" and enjoy not just the music, but the camaraderie as well. It's a perfection combination of happy for me.
My reason for singing with the IAC has changed over the years. Back in 2012, I was recently divorced and needed to fill my time with something that brought me back to life. I sing all day long with my choir students, but it had been years since I had sang just for me. I have had some great moments with the IAC and been exposed to great music repertoire, directors, and musical guests. Some have impacted my soul, like singing in the ICO's Messiah Sing-a-long and hearing the audience lift their voice with hours led me to tears. Some have impacted my teaching, like having the opportunity to invite my HS students to sing with us and introduce them to composers and literature that I have grown to love.
I sang in school competently enough that, when I was heading off to college, the head music teacher suggested I should consider joining its choir. New flash: teenager makes bad decision. I didn't sing in college. Or after. It was a couple of decades before I realised that (a) I missed singing and (b) I wanted to be more than competent. So when the opportunity arose to join the Indianapolis Arts Chorale, to tackle its repertoire, and to learn from some of the best singers and teachers around . . . Well, news flash: mature adult makes good decision.
Founded in 1972, the Indianapolis Arts Chorale uplifts the human spirit for multiple generations of singers and audiences by building deep emotional connections through the art of choral singing. The Indianapolis Arts Chorale is a not‑for‑profit community of auditioned voices with a commitment to excellence and a passion for choral music and its future. These are its hallmarks and have been for nearly half a century.