Concert in store for Singing Hoosiers

Concert in store for Singing Hoosiers

By Ally Mahoney | IDS

POSTED AT 10:24 PM ON Oct. 6, 2011

IU’s concert show choir The Singing Hoosiers will perform Sunday at the Lincoln Amphitheatre in Lincoln City, Ind.

This will be the group’s first traveling performance of the school year.
The show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and $8 per person for groups of 10 or more.

The Singing Hoosiers was founded in 1950 and averages 115 members.
They perform a variety of popular American music, jazz and Broadway classics. The ensemble has also performed with artists like Tony Bennett, Duke Ellington and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

The Hoosiers will perform numerous songs by artists such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin. This performance will serve as a preview to their upcoming show called “Cole Porter and Friends” on Oct. 14 and 15.

Michael Schwartzkopf, Singing Hoosiers director of 17 years, explained the goals he hopes his choir will reach.

“We are always working to challenge (our) repertoire, learn what it is like to perform for an audience and represent the IU and the Jacobs School of Music in the best possible way we can,“ Schwartzkopf said.

Sophomore choir member Caroline Billinson expressed her enthusiasm for the performance as well.

“I’m excited for this show because it is our first road show of the year, and it will be the first time we perform a lot of songs in our set,” Billinson said.

The performance at Lincoln Theatre is also one of the few times The Singing Hoosiers have performed in an outdoor arena.

“I’m excited because it’s an outdoor amphitheater,” said Elizabeth Duff, senior and student manager of the choir. “The only time I performed outdoors was for homecoming two years ago. I haven’t really performed in any large outdoor arena, so this will be a nice change of pace.”

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