Topic: College of Fine Arts

May 27, 2015

“Musica in Situ” returns in 2015 with a new line-up of music in unique architectural spaces
“Musica in Situ,” a concert series featuring an intergenerational choir singing at historic sites, will bring five concerts to venues across Indiana this summer.

June marks the return of Ball State University’s “Musica in Situ,” a concert series featuring an intergenerational choir singing at historic sites.

This year’s program features five concerts to be performed throughout June, beginning at St. Lawrence Church in Muncie, stopping at venues across Indiana and Ohio, and ending at Indianapolis’ Indiana War Memorial on June 14.

The project is in its fifth year of bringing free, hour-long performances to unique architectural spaces. “People can expect to hear a variety of choral music, learn a bit about the history of each space, and even participate in some communal singing,” said Andrew Crow, director of Ball State’s choral activities and the ongoing organizer of the project.

“Musica in Situ” borrows its name from a geological term used to describe a specimen studied in the natural environment it was created. “Music benefits from the same application,” Crow says. “The interaction between a musical performance and its venue significantly influences the experience of the performer and audience.”

In prior summers, Musica in Situ has brought music performances to 1,500 audience members in Indiana and surrounding states. This year’s series will feature concerts at:

  •  7:30 p.m. June 5: St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 820 E. Charles St., Muncie
  • 4 p.m. June 6: Putnam County Courthouse, 245 E. Main St., Ottawa, Ohio
  • 3 p.m. June 7: Temple Beth El, 525 W. Jackson St., Muncie
  • 7 p.m. June 12: North Christian Church, 850 Tipton Ln., Columbus, Indiana
  • 2:30 p.m. June 14: Indiana War Memorial, 431 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis