INDIANAPOLIS – Tickets for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s annual Christmas performances of Festival of Carols are now on sale, following a sell-out run of three shows during the 2012 holiday season. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Ballroom, and both 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22 at The Palladium in Carmel.
Tickets range from $20 to $38 and may be purchased at indychoir.org. Phone orders for the Scottish Rite Cathedral performance may be placed by calling 317-940-9057 and for The Palladium performances by calling 317-843-3800.
The 2013 Festival of Carols will feature the 150-voice chorus with orchestra performing holiday favorites including “Joy to the World,” “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Special guests include soprano Maria Jette (as heard on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion), Butler University’s all-male a cappella group Out of the Dawg House and the city’s finest bell choir, the Circle City Ringers. As part of the Choir’s educational initiatives, students from the choirs at Franklin Central High School and Fishers High School will join for the Dec. 8 and 22 performances respectively.
“I suspect Festival of Carols attracts such big audiences each season since there is something for everyone,” suggests Eric Stark, artistic director of the Symphonic Choir. “There’s nothing else like Festival of Carols in the entire state, and I see families itching to create new memories and traditions especially surrounding the holidays.”
Group sales discounts are available for purchases of 8 or more tickets by calling 317-940-9057. Festival of Carols is sponsored by Simon Property Group.
For performance details, audio preview links, photos and ticket information, visit indychoir.org.