ISC celebrates its 75th anniversary


The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir marks its 75th anniversary season with a performance of the Berlioz Requiem on May 5. In terms of performing forces, this piece is among the largest musical compositions for choir and orchestra, and summons to the stage more than 200 singers, a large orchestra, tenor soloist and four off-stage brass bands.

The May 5 performance begins at 8 p.m. at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Tickets are available at or by calling the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra box office at 639-4300. Ticket prices range from $20 to $70, and student and group rates are available.

“We wanted to do something big for the Choir’s 75th, something that few others could tackle,” said Artistic Director Eric Stark. “Bingo! The Berlioz Requiem really is of such epic proportions. This Choir should be exceedingly proud of its role in the choral pantheon: performing newly-commissioned works, as well as these timeless musical gems all in one season. Perhaps at no other time in the Choir’s history has it enjoyed such notable success, and especially paired with a bright future.”

This performance unites the ISC with the ISO, the Butler University Choir and University Chorale, tenor soloist Joseph Shadday, under the direction of Eric Stark.