A new community chorus for Indy
The choral art stands in a unique position to be of service to man and music because it offers the most immediate and accessible avenue of active participation."
Historically, music has shown itself vital among the arts because it combines mind, soul and friendship. It has revealed itself to be a guide and force for human understanding, aspiration and good will. The act of gathering in song with others touches something very primal in the human spirit.
A Choral Artisan
An artisan is a person or community
"who practices or is highly skilled in a craft."
Enthralled, humbled and seduced by their art, they constantly return to the creative process with delight and discipline.
Embedded within the context of community,
the choral artisan takes rhythm, pitch, text and
a communicative heart as the raw materials of his or her art.
The greatest art can come from the simplest and
most timeworn materials.
Sounds are only vehicles for something that is deeply rooted in understanding the human experience, and the human need to be together in a community of caring and loving persons that we call a choir."
- Elaine Brown (founder of Singing City in Philadelphia)