2014/15 Season

April 24, 2016

Celebration Concert! 

Orcenith Smith, conductor
Pike Performing Arts Center
Sunday, April 24, 2016  3:00 p.m.


Greeting Prelude
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) 

Festive Overture
Dmitri Shostakovich  (1906-1975)  

New composers!
2015 Indiana Music Education Association
Student Composition Winners  

Celebrate with Symphonic Praise Choir works


Raise the Roof (Phringe Festival)
Michael Daugherty (b. 1954) 

Bonnie Whiting, Timpani 

March 4, 2016

Gala Dinner and Silent Auction

Friday, March 4, 2016  6:00 p.m.

Ritz Charles
12156 North Meridian
Carmel, IN

More information coming soon...

February 21, 2016

We Raise Our Voices - 18th Annual Gospel Concert

Reginald Walters, Executive Producer
Leadership Team, Para Lee Gale, Geoffrey Kelsaw, Robert Townsend
Pike Performing Arts Center
Sunday, February 21, 2016  3:00 p.m.

Featuring the Symphonic Praise Choir
Para Lee Gale, Director


Symphony No. 5 in E Minor
Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky

Fourth Movement

Collage Of Sacred Spirituals

"Nessun Dorma" from Turandot
Giacomo Puccini

The Prayer
Claudia Montana


The Battle Hymn
William Steffe
Arr. Peter J. Wilhousky


Micha Stampley

"I Love You More Than Anything"
Lamar Campbell

"Open The Sky!"
Lamar Campbell


"Angels Watching Over Me"
Richard Smallwood

"Holy Thou Art God"
Arr. Robert Townsend

"Let The Church Say Amen!"
Andre Crouch

"Lion Of Judah"
Beverly Crawford

Rickey Dillard

"March Of The Levite Priests"
"Lift Him Up"

R. Smallwood

October 11, 2015


Orcenith Smith, conductor
Pike Performing Arts Center
Sunday, October 11, 2015  3:00 p.m.

Toward a New Life
Josef Suk (1874-1935) 

"When you Wish Upon a Star"  (1940)
Leigh Harline (1907-1969)
Ned Washington (1901-1976)

Baba Yaga
Anton Liadov (1855-1914)   

Lyric Suite, Opus 54
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)  

Norwegian Dance
March of the Trolls

Danse Macabre
Camille Saint-Saëns   (1835-1921) 
Series:  Symphony 101


Highlights from Harry Potter
with Strings and Jazzy Things Alumni students prepared by Betty Perry, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra director
John Williams (b. 1932)  

Carnaval (Phringe Festival)
Roberto Sierra  (b. 1953)

The Phoenix

Gospel Concert

Sunday, February 22, 2015  3:00 p.m.

Pike Performing Arts Center, 6801 Zionsville Road
w/the Philharmonic's Symphonic Praise Choir
lead by Reggie Walters, Para Lee Gale, Robert Townsend, Charles Latshaw

Listen Up!

Indianapolis Public School Children's concert
May /Broad Ripple