Youth Chamber Choir

06.07.17 | Music, News, choir | by Stan Wicks

    The Indian Springs High School Chamber Choir from Birmingham, Alabama will be singing at the Evening Prayer and Communion Service on Wednesday, June 7. Come extra early (6:10 PM) to hear the choir sing a “mini-concert” of contemplative choral music during the prelude. They will participate during the service as well.

    Hailed by one reviewer as “the school’s symbol of excellence,” the Indian Springs School Concert Choir and smaller Chamber Choir perform across the country and around the world, delighting audiences of all ages and diverse backgrounds in cathedrals, universities, and arts centers from San Antonio, Chicago and New York City to Beijing, Dijon, and Vienna, where they have performed with the Vienna Boys Choir. 

    The New York Time described the choir’s Lincoln Center debut as “a superb projection that would have done credit to any professional chorus.” The choirs continue to garner critical praise for their sensitivity and “exciting, vibrant” singing. “The choir is disciplined, focused, and maturely expressive in a manner way beyond their young age,” says William Trafka, Music Director of St. Bartholomew’s Church in New York. 

    Led by Director of Choral Music Andrew Dibble, the groups sing an extraordinary range of music, including major Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th- century and contemporary works; Broadway tunes; Spirituals; arrangements of well-known pop hits; and traditional folk songs performed in up to 15 original languages. Andrew is a fellow Houghton College alumnus, where Dr. Stan Wicks did his undergraduate studies.