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May 02, 2024

Grammy winner Sandi Patty to return for her farewell performance as host of the 2024 AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce that Grammy Award winner Sandi Patty will serve as host of the 2024 AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration, December 6-23, at Hilbert Circle Theatre downtown. Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will serve as music director and other special guests will be announced later this summer. This will be Sandi’s tenth and final year serving as host of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration. Her first time hosting was in 2000.


As one of the most highly acclaimed performers of our time with five Grammy® awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three platinum records, five gold records, and eleven million units sold, Sandi Patty is simply known as “The Voice.”


Sandi is the most awarded female vocalist in contemporary Christian music history, with 40 Dove Awards. She was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and as an Indiana Living Legend in 2007. She has released over 30 albums, including her latest album Everlasting exclusively at Target Stores, through Somerset, Ltd. Everlasting features notable hymns and songs of worship in an intimate and acoustic setting. Her debut full length symphonic pops album Broadway Stories, conducted by Maestro Jack Everly, was released on October 18, 2011, to rave reviews.


“I am beyond thrilled, excited and honored to be with the ISO, my favorite Maestro Jack Everly, and to be the host of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration this year,” says Patty. “It has been a highlight of my entire career to serve as host for this incredible holiday experience.”


Tickets for the 2024 AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration will go on sale in mid-August. Those wishing to gain access to the presale can purchase a subscription to the 2024–25 season or donate $1,000 to the ISO.


More information about the 2024 AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration will be posted on the ISO’s website later this summer.


About Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly
Maestro Jack Everly has served as the ISO’s Principal Pops Conductor for 20 years and as the Music Director of the AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration, now entering its 38th year. Each year, he composes original music for the Yuletideperformances, along with conducting familiar favorites. Throughout the season, whether he’s leading the ISO through memorable Broadway melodies for the Printing Partners Pops Series or Back to the Future for the popular Film Seriespresented by Bank of America, Maestro Everly is beloved by fans for his musical expertise and charismatic personality. He has led the ISO in its first Pops recording, Yuletide Celebration, Volume One, which included three of his own orchestrations.


About the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, at home and thriving in the heart of Indianapolis, offers an exceptional artistic and musical experience. The orchestra is open to all and dedicated to creating an inclusive and innovative experiential environment that is inspiring, educational, and welcoming. The ISO celebrates historically beloved performances while engaging audiences by introducing new voices through programming including the IU Health Plans Classical Series, the Printing Partners Pops Series, the holiday traditions of AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration and the popular Film Seriespresented by Bank of America. For more information, visit the ISO website.


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