By Heather Collins
The Fishers Community Chorus will present “An Afternoon on Broadway” at 3 p.m. Nov 6 at Geist Christian Church.
The Fishers Community Chorus is an ensemble of Fishers Music Works. It was formed in 2015 and consists of 40 singers ranging from 30 to 70 years old with a wide range of performance backgrounds. The FCC is an outlet for residents of Fishers to share their passion for performing with the community.
“With different backgrounds and experiences, I think we work stronger as a team as each person can bring a different ingredient that helps mold and shape our unique choral sound,” said Schuyler Brinson, music director and conductor for the Fishers Community Chorus. “In many ways I think of it as the individual ingredients that are in a recipe. Each provides something unique and important to the food we’re preparing. When they are combined, you end up with a wonderful product. The same is true for a choir. When you combine everyone and mold and shape the sound, the end result is a unique and blended choral ensemble.”
The FCC is a volunteer group. Brinson said he enjoys the challenge of taking individual voices and molding them into a unified sound.
During the rehearsal process, Brinson encourages the choral members to perform and tell the stories of each of the songs.
“I believe it’s one thing to simply sing the text, but it’s another to make the notes and words on the page come alive,” Brinson said.
“An Afternoon on Broadway” features pieces by Indiana composer Cole Porter, as a connection to the Indiana bicentennial, and pieces from “The Sound of Music,” “Anything Goes,” “Carousel” and more.
Admission is free. Geist Christian Church is at 8550 Mud Creek Rd. For more, visit fishersmusicworks.org.