The Indianapolis Brass Choir will be hosting a free concert at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Carmel at 4 p.m. Oct. 27.
During the performance the ensemble will be playing a variety of music ranging from Renaissance to Broadway, from jazz to folk songs.
Since being founded in 1986, the choir’s musicians voluntarily perform concerts to benefit local churches and charities. Performers in the brass choir meet weekly for rehearsals and perform in 10 to 12 concerts annually without pay.
During the 30-member choir’s performance there will be a free-will offering to raise money for Africa University, a private higher education institution in Mutare, Zimbabwe.
Funds collected at the performance will support several endowed student scholarships as well as establish an endowed faculty position in agriculture and natural resources.
“Our congregation has a connection with Africa University,” said Nancy Canning, marketing communications coordinator at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church.
Earlier this year the Africa University student choir attended and performed at the church in Carmel.
The university, founded by the African bishops of the United Methodist Church, has a mission to provide education to not only Zimbabwe, but also the African continent as a whole. Education at the university focuses to develop general and professional skills, as well as build spiritual, moral and ethical character in the students.
For more information on the concert, contact St. Mark’s United Methodist Church at 846-4912.