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Sacred Masterworks: Toward A Secret Sky

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indianapolis, Indiana
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The Performance

The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir presents the highly anticipated world premiere of “Toward A Secret Sky,” by American composer Augusta Read Thomas. This is the third major commission for the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in 20 years, following Kyle Gann’s “Transcendental Sonnets” in 2002, and Mohammed Fairouz’s “Zabur” in 2014, which the Choir subsequently performed at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall and recorded via Naxos Records.

The world premiere of Thomas’ “Toward A Secret Sky” with text by the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi will be paired with Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria.” This new choral-orchestral masterwork was commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in 2020 as part of the organization’s mission to create and perform new choral masterworks and features the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

“Toward a Secret Sky” is made possible with generous support from the Lilly Endowment and the Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation.

Program to Include

Toward A Secret Sky

Augusta Read Thomas


Francis Poulenc

Artistic Leadership

Eric Stark
ISC Artistic Director
Michael Davis
ISC Assistant Artistic Director


Christina Pier
David Duncan
Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

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