This is a hectic concert season for the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and its Artistic Director Joshua Pedde.
But this is an appearance the choir wouldn’t want to miss.
The Indianapolis Children’s Choir will perform with guest vocalist Sarah Kate Waltson, a soprano from Richmond, Va., at the IU Health Holidays Pops concert. The performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8.
“We are doing five different pieces with Carmel Symphony,” Pedde said. “It’s always great whenever you get to perform in the Palladium and Carmel Symphony is a wonderful group of musicians. To be able to share our holiday music with another group of audiences is a fabulous thing to do during the holiday season. We are happy to have been asked and able to be part of it.”
Pedde said choir members really like performing “Jing-a-Ling, Jing-a-Ling,” made famous by The Andrews Sisters. Creekside Middle School seventh-grader Brianna Myers, an ICC member, said it is her favorite.
“It’s really pepping and fun. It gets you on your feet,” Myers said.
CSO Music Director Janna Hymes loves the holidays.
“And the Carmel Symphony Orchestra knows how to celebrate the season in style,” she said.
Hymes said ICC and Walston will join the orchestra to perform audience favorites and new arrangements to ring in the holiday season.
“Plus, there may be a special surprise guest or two,” Hymes said.
Following the fall concerts, Peddle said he has been making sure the choir is prepared for the holiday concert season.
ICC will perform in “Angels Sing” at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church. In addition, ICC will perform “Celebrate the Season” at 12:30 p.m. Dec.15 and “Sounds of the Season” at 3 p.m. Dec. 15 at ICC.
For more on the IU Health Holidays Pops concert, visit carmelsymphony.org.