Cathedral Choirs Hold Auditions for Kids

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Founded in 1837, Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle may be the oldest religious building still in use in Indianapolis, but it’s getting younger.

This weekend, for children age 7 and older, an opportunity: The second installment of CCC choir auditions will take place on Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the tiny Cathedral. The resident Director of Music, Dr. Dana Marsh—himself heralded as “an energetic and persuasive conductor” by the Los Angeles Times—will oversee the performances and has more information.

The parish’s choirs have enjoyed international renown for years. Its Choir of Men and Boys and its Girls’ Choir both tour Europe often. They have sung in such stately rooms as Westminster Abbey in London, Notre Dame in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

The performance space this weekend won’t be quite that grand, but even if you don’t have a child interested in auditioning for a spot in the choir, it will be worth a visit.

The Circle Citizen has hardly ever heard a more pleasant sound than that emanating from golden voices down the well-trod halls of Christ Church Cathedral. Be it Bach or something more contemporary, the performances in morning services and at evening concerts are, for lack of a better word, heavenly.

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