- Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis
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Location: 131 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Indiana Coordinates: Coordinates: Area: 0.3 acres (0.12 ha) Built: 1857 Architect: William Tinsley; Multiple Architectural style: Gothic Revival Governing body: Private NRHP Reference#: 73000035 Added to NRHP: July 10, 1973 Christ Church Cathedral, Indianapolis Location Indianapolis, Indiana, United States Denomination Episcopal Website cccindy.org Architecture Architect(s) William Tinsley Style Early Gothic Revival Administration Diocese Indianapolis Clergy Minister(s) Bishop-The Rt. Rev. Catherine Maples Waynick; Dean- The Very Rev. Stephen E. Carlsen
Christ Church was founded in 1837. The present building was constructed in 1857 at 131 Monument Circle and is the oldest building on Monument Circle. It became the cathedral for the Diocese of Indianapolis in 1954. It is known for its Choir of Men and Boys and Girls' Choir, and for its pipe organs, one of which was donated by Ruth Lilly. The church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The Cathedral also is a charter member of the Vergers Guild of the Episcopal Church.
The Cathedral is home to the professional Choir of Men and Boys and the Girls' Choir. Each Sunday, the Girls' Choir leads the 9:00 am service and the Men & Boys Choir leads the 11:00 am service.
From September through May the Cathedral offers Choral Evensong sung by the Choir of Men and Boys every Thursday. Evensong is sung by the Girls' Choir on the first Wednesday of every month.
The Choir of Men and Boys was founded in 1883, when it was first decided to put a boys' choir into training. It was not until 1954, however, when Christ Church became the Cathedral of the diocese, that the choir was organized into a professional choral body. The Choir of Men & Boys has achieved an international reputation for choral excellence. In addition to performing with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Men and Boys have sung numerous commissioned works and have frequently appeared on radio and television broadcasts, including the nationally televised series "The Joy of Music" hosted by organist Diane Bish. The Choir has toured Great Britain and Europe, singing in London (St. Paul's and Westminster Abbey), Canterbury, Ely, Truro, Dublin (Christ Church Cathedral), Paris (Notre Dame), and in the cities of Chartres, Munich, Berlin, Leipzig, Venice (St. Mark's), and Rome (St. Peter's Basilica).
The Cathedral Girls' Choir was founded in 1945. The Girl's Choir is made up of girls ages 8 through 18. The Girl's Choir has appeared in concert with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and has appeared on overseas tours as well, appearing in many of the great cathedrals of Europe.
The Christ Church Singers, the cathedral's voluntary choir, were formed in the 1990s. This choir has been directed by the Assistant Organist & Choirmaster and appears regularly at the 9:00 a.m. Sunday liturgy.
The Chancel organ was built in 1989 by Hellmuth Wolff. The Gallery organ was built in 1991 by 'Taylor & Boody Organbuilders, Inc.' of Staunton, Virginia and is a gift of Ruth Lilly. The continuo organ was built in 1996 by John Brombaugh.
Choirmasters include: Cheston L. Heath (1926-1947), Robert Hobbs (1947-1964), James Litton (1964-1967), David Koehring (1967-1977), Frederick Burgomaster (1977-2009), and Dana Marsh (2010- )
- ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html.
- ^ Caldwell, Howard; Jones, Darryl (1990). Goodall, Kenneth. ed. Indianapolis. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. pp. 51. ISBN 0-253-32998-1. http://books.google.com/books?id=BKLMAAAACAAJ. Retrieved 2008-12-25.
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