February 27, 2023

Indianapolis Children’s Choir hopes to raise $4M to purchase and renovate its new headquarters

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir hopes to raise $4 million for new headquarters. - Indianapolis Children's Choir

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir hopes to raise $4 million for new headquarters.

Indianapolis Children's Choir

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir hopes to raise $4 million.

Artistic Director, Joshua Pedde said funds raised from a capital campaign, “In the City for a Global Community,” will help fund new headquarters.

“That will be its own entity finally, you know, and our goal is to raise $4 million to pay for the building our renovation, and then also to create a reserve fund to help operate the building for years to come,” Pedde said.

ICC has been located on the campus of Butler University for 36 years.

“We have had a wonderful partnership with Butler University, and our offices have been there, and our rehearsal spaces are there. And now we've expanded, and we have more rehearsal spaces throughout Central Indiana. But that's our main campus. And, we've kind of outgrown our space. So, we need to find some more space which led us to this capital campaign,” Pedde said.

The three-year capital campaign has generated $1 million so far.  Pedde said plans are moving forward.

“We purchased our building — it's 9111 Allisonville Road — at the end of December,” Pedde said. “And we just started remodeling and demolition here this past week. And we hope to be in the new facility by the fall to start our 2024 season in the new facility. It's exciting that it moves really fast. I can't believe how fast things move.”

To learn more about the capital campaign, go to the Indianapolis Children’s Choir's website.

The Indianapolis Children’s Choir is in its 37th season and serves more than 2,500 central Indiana children from ages 18 months through 18 years.

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