Directed by Young Voices of Indianapolis founder and artistic director Marian Bender, the Concert Choir, our largest group, involves children in grades 5-11. Fundamental elements of this group include community service work, partnerships with charities and performance opportunities throughout the area. The choir sings a variety of music including sacred and secular, gospel and spirituals, Broadway and Jazz, and multicultural repertoire. Concert Choir members also enjoy touring nationally or internationally once a year. The choirs have toured Chicago, Illinois, Anaheim, California, Oxford and London, England, New Orleans, Louisiana and Oahu, Hawaii. Concert Choir participated in the Heritage Music Festival in Continue Reading
The Preparatory Choir, directed by Natalie Small, is a non-auditioned group open to children in grades 2-5 that focuses on helping children master the basics of music. This choir incorporates music and movement, rhythm and music reading, and performance etiquette to prepare them for Concert Choir and beyond. The Preparatory Choir sings at both the Christmas and spring concerts and has the opportunity to take its joyful sound to nursing homes and hospitals around the community. This choir meets on Wednesday afternoons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School from 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Kindergarten-1st Grade Our newest and youngest choir, the Cherub Choir is a non-auditioned group. This choir is the first step in the Young Voices program and incorporates music and movement to teach basic music skills, pitch-matching and performance etiquette. Cherub Choir is offered on Wednesday afternoons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School and is directed by Cheryl Eiszner.
Formed in 2006, the Young Voices of Indianapolis Encore Singers is a small, select group of talented Middle and High school women. This unique ensemble sings throughout Indianapolis and focuses on community service work and performance. These young women enjoy singing many types of music including a capella, jazz and classical. The Encore Singers, a Middle and High school women’s ensemble directed by Marian Bender, is open by audition for grades 7-12. Rehearsals are held at St. Richard’s Episcopal School, before Concert Choir from 4:00-5:15.