The Indian Springs School (ISS) Chamber Choir will be traveling to Romania June 17-26, performing in several cities and taking part in a festival that fosters community among musicians from the U.S. and Romania. The choir will perform in Bucharest, Brasov and Sibiu.
The choir will perform at The Romanian-American Music Days in Sibiu, an annual summer music festival started by Alabama Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Daniel Szasz and The Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra that promotes American music and supports active professional interactions between Romanian and American musicians. One of the pieces performed by the Chamber Choir at the festival will be accompanied by members of The Sibiu Philharmonic.
Indian Spring School alumni and guests will also be traveling in Romania at that time, taking in the Chamber Choir concerts and participating in their own tour of the country. During their stay, they will attend a reception hosted by Springs alumnus and U.S. Ambassador to Romania Mark Gitenstein and his wife, Elizabeth. The Indian Springs School Chamber Choir is a 50-voice, auditioned choir led by Dr. Tim Thomas, the school’s Director of Music. Over the years they have made guest appearances at the United Nations and at major churches and concert venues.
The choir’s New York debut at Lincoln Center was reviewed in the New York Times as “a superb projection that would have done credit to any professional chorus.” European tours for the groups have included a performance at the International Society for Music Education in Dijon and a combined performance in Vienna with the Vienna Boys Choir.
The concerts take place as follows:
June 19 – Bucharest – Music Academy (Conservator) – 7:00 pm
June 21– Sibiu – Sibiu Philharmonic, Thalia Hall –7:30 pm
June 24 – Brasov –Black Church– 6:00 pm
For more information about the school and the choir, visit www.indiansprings.org.