Meet the artist: Michael Pettry


Michael Pettry, executive director for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir, will lead more than 300 singers and two orchestras in this weekend's performance of "War Requiem" the Center for Performing Arts.

Getting a choir of even 100 people to sing together on a particular piece can be a challenge for a director.

Increase that number to more than 300 voices, with accompanying orchestras and soloists, and you have one of the more difficult, complicated and touching musical performances in the world.

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir will stage, “War Requiem,” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel. The bombastic composition, set in World War I and written in the wake of World War II, will close out the choir’s season.

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