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It feels as though these were taken just a week ago!   A special thanks goes out to all of our Fishers Community Chorus singers, orchestra members, and our community partners. So much activity in such a short time – none of which would have been possible without your dedication to our vision and contributions to our goals. Join us in thanking the following :

  • STAR Financial Bank
  • Cornerstone Lutheran Church
  • Indianapolis Children’s Choirs
  • Community Health Networks North Campus
  • Fishers Farmers Market/Fishers Parks and Recreation
  • Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy
  • Propeller Marketing
  • Dale Basham

We at FCC hope your holiday season was as filled with warmth and sharing as ours was.  Sharing our songs with the Fishers community adds a certain level of fulfillment that can’t easily be explained in text.  Just know that we appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the cultural fabric of our city!

After a VERY busy Christmas season, we took a little time off to enjoy the holidays and our families.  Now it’s time to reconvene our MUSICAL family once again for the remainder of our 2017-2018 season.  We will be performing with the combined choirs of Hamilton Southeastern High School in February.  We will again join the celebration of inclusion and hope that is presented by Fishers Advisory Committee on Disability in March.  We will have our Spring concert in May, and then finish our season with a day at the ballpark in June.

Does this sound interesting to you? NO AUDITIONS REQUIRED! Join us January 9 at 7 pm (come early for some hobnobbing and whatnotting) at Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy in Fishers to learn more. Address is linked below.

We hope to see (and hear) you there!


Happy Holidays!

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The Fishers Community Chorus is preparing for a December holiday performance that will be a first for the Fishers community.


“STAR Financial Bank presents the Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert” will be performed on Saturday, December 2, at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in Fishers. The concert will feature 60 voices performing traditional sacred Christmas music and fun holiday favorites, accompanied by a live orchestra.  The evening will also feature a special guest appearance by the Indianapolis Children’s Choir’s Preparatory Choir.  This is the ensemble’s first ticketed show and first full performance with an orchestra.

The chorus is also proud to announce their first community sponsor of a performance. STAR Financial Bank is the title sponsor of the holiday concert and has donated $3,500 to the Fishers Community Chorus. “This is the first time that STAR Financial Bank has partnered with a choir,” stated Gavin Fisher, Vice-President, Senior Retail Sales Officer. “We are proud to join with the Fishers Community Chorus to share the sounds of the holiday season with our community.”

To welcome all area families to the performance, admission is free for children 18 years old and younger. Adult admission is $10.

The “STAR Financial Bank’s Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert” will also help serve the community by initiating a food drive to benefit local food pantries. Concert-goers are encouraged to donate canned or boxed food items at the Cornerstone Lutheran Church drop-off site during the performance.  Pre-concert donations are also welcome at the Fall Creek Township Center (116th and Brooks School, behind the fire station) all Fishers STAR Financial Bank Branches:  116th & Allisonville, 96th St & I-69, Olio Rd, and 146th and SR-37.

“The Fishers Community Chorus was designed to bring music to the community and bring neighbors together who share a love of music,” stated Schuyler Brinson, Artistic Director and Conductor. “Holiday music is always a favorite and we’ve created an entertaining program to kick off the season.”

The “STAR Financial Bank’s Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert” is the ensemble’s first of three holiday events this year. On Friday, December 8, the Fishers Community Chorus will be a featured performer at the White River Chamber Orchestra’s 4th Annual Christmas Extravaganza in Noblesville. Also in December, the choir will spread holiday cheer with Christmas caroling performances in the lobby of Community Hospital North in Castleton.

Since it’s never too early to get into the holiday spirit, now’s the time to plan to attend upcoming local musical performances. The “STAR Financial Bank’s Fishers Community Chorus Christmas Concert” will share the sounds of the season with all of the community. Celebrate this magical time of year with family, friends and song.

Coming Soon

On November 4&5, our sister ensemble, Projekt:Opera will present their production of Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville.”

December 3, STAR Financial Bank presents Fishers Community Chorus’ Christmas concert!

December 8, the White River Chamber Orchestra will present its 4th annual Christmas Extravaganza, with a guest appearance by Fishers Community Chorus

Visit our Yapsody page to purchase tickets for all upcoming Fishers Music Works ensemble productions!

Season 3 Off and Roaring



At the onset of our 3rd season, we welcomed over 30 new faces to our preseason reception.  Along with our returning members, we are trending toward a chorus of nearly 70 total singers!  We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our media partners, Larry Lannan, Current in Fishers and Fishers Magazine.  Our “Test Drive” period ends next Tuesday, so we will close all registration after that rehearsal (7pm, Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy).

As we gear up toward a VERY active holiday season, we want to thank all of the newcomers for their interest.  We’ve picked up a lot of GREAT voices, but some others have decided to delay their membership.  Fret not!  We will have a mid-season registration period in January, after our holiday break.  Stay Tuned here for more details!

For those of you who are now in the fold, please consult this page or our Facebook Group for updates on practice guides and rehearsal schedules.  We will be developing a phone tree in the next week or two, just in case of unforeseen changes with any of our scheduled events.

Who is FCC??


Local media icon Larry Lannan reached out this week to our Conductor and Company Manager for a feature podcast interview.  The conversation circled around the secrets to our special brand of success, the plans for our Season 3 Kickoff Party, and what drives Schuyler and Marc to forge onward and upward with new ideas for our blossoming group.  We’re honored to have the opportunity to share even a part of our story with the community.

Stream or download the podcast here.  It’s perfect for your morning/afternoon commute or as dinner prep background noise.  We’re sure you’ll find some new insight into the purpose and character of this group!

Season 3 is Nigh!

After another VERY productive leadership committee meeting, our upcoming season is coming together very nicely.  Here’s a brief preview:

It didn’t take much introspection for us to come to the conclusion that our chorus exists not because of the songs we sing.  It doesn’t matter where we sing them.  It only matters that we have created our own “tribe” of like-minded, supportive, and creative neighbors.  In a time when people are becoming more and more secluded and isolated we have created a place to gather together and become more than the sum of our parts.  This season, we’ll be focusing heavily on the foundation for our success…


Our 2017-2018 season will begin Tuesday, August 29, at 7pm at Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy.  Please add this to your calendars now, so you don’t miss your opportunity to check us out!  We’re starting the 2017-2018 season with a social gathering, so we can get to know you, each other, and why people join our ranks.  We’ll be providing some light refreshments, a few presentations from our conductor and company manager, and some fun activities that will introduce or reacquaint you with Fishers Community Chorus. You’ll also be introduced to members of our leadership committee, and provided with a personal contact to answer your individual questions.

We are very excited to share another year of song with all of you.  Don’t believe it? We have a countdown on the side of our homepage.  We genuinely can’t wait to meet you.


The following was excerpted from an April 10, 2011 blog post on ChrisRowbury.com that can be found here.  Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

From personal experience, I find that working on my own with more than 70 singers at a time is very tiring. I don’t know why it should make a difference that there are 20 singers in each part instead of 15, but it does.

The maximum number of singers you can work with also depends on the space available and how you work. Obviously a larger room can take more singers, but even a large space might be too small if you need to do lots of moving around. If you work with the singers seated, you can squeeze more people in.

The singers also need to be able to hear you clearly, so even if you think you can work with 200 singers, there might be trouble ahead if you’re in a large hall with no amplification.

When you start out with a new choir, you may think that bigger is better, but there are definite pros and cons to having a large group.


Sophomore Season Ballpark Bash!

We wrapped up a very busy, incredibly fulfilling 2016-2017 season with a gorgeous night at Victory Field.  We performed the Star Spangled Banner for the fans in attendance for the Indianapolis Indians win over the visiting Lehigh Valley IronPigs.  Attendance for the May 30 game was 6,452 (our largest audience to date).  Now to take a few months to enjoy the summer and plan some way to make 2017-2018 even better!!

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