Encore: The Indianapolis Arts Chorale is building deep emotional connections through great choral music; uplifting and transforming the human spirit for multiple generations of singers and audiences.
The Indianapolis Arts Chorale is an auditioned chamber choir based in Indianapolis. Founded by Elise Marshall in 1972, the Indianapolis Arts Chorale is the longest continuously-performing chamber choir in Indianapolis, with a solid reputation for high-caliber, entertaining performances.
The Indianapolis Arts Chorale is based out of the Basile Opera Center at 4011 N. Pennsylvania St. in Indianapolis’ Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood. It is at the Basile Center that the Chorale holds weekly rehearsals, monthly Board meetings and has its office and library. The Basile Opera Center, or simply the BOC is quickly becoming the Arts Center of the Near-North Indianapolis Community.
The Arts Chorale’s core ensemble of 42 — 50 auditioned singers represent some of the finest talent in the state. While some of the members are professional musicians, many are vocational musicians. Singers range in age from just out of college to retirees. Homemakers, realtors, teachers, ministers, executives, doctors–all are represented in our membership, and all are brought together by a love for choral literature and a commitment to its performance and promotion.
Our regular season includes five performances a year with a concert subscription series and numerous appearances at other venues around Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Arts Chorale has performed at the Penrod Arts Fair, Hannah Arts Day, WSYW Classic Fest, Indy Parks Summer Concert Series, Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Artsgarden. Collaborations have included the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Indianapolis Ballet Theater, Eastern Star Baptist Choir, Jennie DeVoe, Dance Kaleidoscope, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Cathy Morris, and local best-selling author Phil Gulley.