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 Dallas, Texas in March, 2012 where they competed with 17 middle and high school choirs from around the United States. The choir received not only the coveted GOLD award, but also the highest score of the entire competition. Concert Choir was also invited to participate in the Festival of Gold at Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2013, the Concert Choir will travel to Kenosha, Wisconsin to serve as the Chorus-In¬Residence for the Choral Music Experience Institute with Dr. Doreen Rao, Dr. Sandra Snow, Dr. Lee Kesselman and Composer, David Brunner. This opportunity is by invitation only and is one of the greatest achievements a children’s choir can earn.
Young Voices choirs enjoy collaborating with local and national celebrities and have performed with Sandi Patty, Sylvia McNair, Jim Papoulis, Simon Crookall, Cathy Morris, and Steven Stolen. Currently, the Concert Choir meets on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m.