This Sunday, January 24, the Singing Hoosiers of Indiana University perform at the Warren Performing Arts Center in Indianapolis. For more than half a century, The Singing Hoosiers have been an Indiana University tradition performing popular music, jazz, and Broadway hits in a dazzling show choir performance with choreography, energy and style. Tickets to this Indianapolis music event are only $20.00 for Indianapolis people and $18.00 for Indianapolis kids and senior citizens. The show starts at 4:00 pm and is guaranteed to be an Indianapolis entertainment event not to be missed.
The kids on “Glee” have nothing on the Singing Hoosiers. As America’s premiere Collegiate Concert Show Choir, this impressive ensembles averages membership of 115 singers and dancers. Each member of the Singing Hoosiers is composed of students from the world renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in addition to students in a variety of other majors at IU, from business to chemistry to political science. As one of the largest Indiana universities or colleges, Indiana University boasts a diverse student population that is reflected in the make up of the Singing Hoosiers. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the group, which was founded in 1950.
Through the years, the Singing Hoosiers have appeared with music legends including Bob Hope, Alan Sherman, Red Buttons, Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington and Indiana native Hoagy Charmichael. Perhaps the most thrilling collaboration was with opera legend Syliva McNair. In addition, the Singing Hoosiers have been invited to sing with various Indianapolis non-profit organizations such as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. They have also performed with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, the Evansville Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops.
In 1995, the Singing Hoosiers filled the famous Carnegie Hall with their exuberant performance in collaboration with Maestro Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops. They have even appeared on a PBS Christmas special with Mel Torme, which was televised across the United States. As a result, the Singing Hoosiers have been invited many times to record on the Telarc International Label. These credits include the Grammy nominated A Disney Spectacular, The Music Man, The Magical Music of Disney, Magical Musicals and Hollywood’s Greatest Musicals.
For more information on how you can catch this impressive singing group’s Indianapolis event, visit the Warren Performing Arts Center’s official website. Make your afternoon complete with a trip to any of these great Indianapolis restaurants or Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We bring the Circle City to life for you!
The Singing Hoosiers
Sunday, January 24, 2010
9500 E 16th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46229
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