Writer / Kara Kavensky
Photographer / Ed Stewart
Founded in 1990, The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus (IMC) has evolved over its nearly three decades of existence. Originally part of the Crossroads Performing Arts, the IMC spun out as its own nonprofit a year ago. Created to entertain, educate and promote inclusive community through musical excellence, the IMC is made up entirely of volunteers with a shared passion for their mission.
“I am really proud of being part of a group that is committed to artistic excellence and social responsibility,” says Greg Sanders, IMC Artistic Director. “We pride ourselves in having a strong voice of an inclusive community in Indianapolis, and we love putting on a great show.”
The Indianapolis Men’s Chorus was born out of a desire for acceptance and equality, while providing a safe place for voices to be heard and provide a means of artistic expression through song. Currently, there are around 60 members of the chorus.
Blice Edwards artist Jon Edwards, joined the IMC for Christmas 1999 and has performed off and on ever since.
“I enjoy the entire experience of being a member of the Indianapolis Men’s Chorus,” Edwards says. “The singing and learning of the music, the camaraderie and friendship — it is fun, keeps my brain sharp, and I have made some nice friendships.”
Visit IndianapolisMensChorus.org for tickets to upcoming performances and additional information.