News of the Greater Indianapolis Chapter and Circle City Sound, its members and quartets
- Instant Classic crowned Quartet Champions
- Circle City Sound places 13th in International Competition
- Circle City Sound names new Music Director
- CCS Live CD
- Singing Valentines
- Circle City Sound wins District
- CCS Christmas CD
- Instant Classic at MotoGP
- Circle City Sound places 7th in International Competition
Instant Classic crowned International Quartet Champions
July 4, 2015
The Instant Classic quartet, made up of four members of the Greater Indianapolis Chapter, including our director and members of our Music Leadership Team, won the International Quartet Contest today. They also won the hearts of the audience and the scores of the judging panel with their heartfelt ballads and joyful uptunes, sung with great musical artistry.
Circle City Sound places 13th in International competition
July 4, 2015
Circle City Sound brought joy and laughter with their performance at the International Chorus Finals at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Friday, July 3, singing "You and I" and "Make 'Em Laugh." They scored 83.1% and achieved a 13th place finish overall.
Circle City Sound names new music director
June 13, 2015
Circle City Sound is proud to announce the appointment of its new Music Director, Theo Hicks. Mr. Hicks, currently the youngest of all directors of International Finalist Choruses, brings a wealth of choral director experience, as well as experience as the lead singer of the International Finalist Quartet, Instant Classic. His musical knowledge, leadership skills and rapport with men of all ages will lead Circle City Sound to greater heights within Central Indiana and throughout the Barbershop Harmony Society.
Circle City Sound's Live CD now available
June 1, 2015
Circle City Sound has released its first Live recording. This is a recording of our 2014 Annual Show "From Doo-Wop to Woodstock" recorded live at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana. It includes many of your Doo-Wop favorites and other songs, performed by the Circle City Sound Chorus, the Reen Family Quartet and the Kentucky Vocal Union. Click here to order yours today.
February 13-14, 2015
For the 19th consecutive year, the Greater Indianapolis Chapter's Circle City Sound chorus members are for hire as Singing Valentines quartets. What a unique way to tell your sweetheart of your love - with a song by a real barbershop quartet! Time slots are available on Friday, February 13 and on Valentine's Day. Prices start at $60, and discounts are available. Find out more or place your order by clicking here.
Circle City Sound wins District and qualifies for International competition
September 27, 2014
Circle City Sound chorus, the performing unit of the Greater Indianapolis Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, earned the title of District Chorus Champion and the right to represent the BHS Cardinal District in the upcoming International Chorus Contest. The International contest will be held Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh and will include 30 choruses from around the world. Circle City Sound has competed in International competition 11 times. In CCS's most recent participation in the contest in 2013, it was named seventh in the world.
Circle City Sound's Christmas Card CD now available
September 27, 2014
Circle City Sound has completed recording its first Christmas CD. This CD is encased in a holiday greeting card that you will want to send to everyone on your list. The CD includes 4 holiday songs and is priced at only $5.00 each. Click here to order yours today.
Instant Classic sings at MotoGP
August 18, 2013
The quartet Instant Classic was honored to perform the National Anthem at the start of the MotoGP race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This kicked off the sixth running of the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, in a race that was won by Marc Marquez.
Instant Classic members are (left to right) baritone Kohl Kitzmiller, bass Kyle Kitzmiller, lead Theo Hicks and tenor David Zimmerman. The quartet was formed in 2011, became the Cardinal District Quartet Champion that same year, became the International Collegiate Quartet Silver Medalist in 2012, and a top 20 finisher in the International Quartet Contest in 2013.
Circle City Sound places 7th in International competition
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
July 5, 2013
The magic of Pinocchio spilled from the stage, through the judges' pit and into the audience at the International Chorus Finals at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Friday, July 5. Members of Circle City Sound appeared as inhabitants of a 1890s Italian village and set the tone with our inspirational ballad, "When You Wish Upon a Star." Our uptune, "I've Got No Strings," began with Gepetto (Steve McCullough) showing off the puppet he had just finished, and, with some magic from Jiminy Cricket (Keith Leavell), the puppet became a real boy (in this case a Reen boy, played by Dominic Reen). The audience spontaneously applauded the "magic" as Pinocchio (Dominic) came to life, and rewarded us with a standing ovation as the song completed.
Thanks to the vision of director Garry Texeira and coach Theresa Weatherbee, and to our coaches, Brent Graham, Aaron Dale, Scott Kitzmiller, Linda Rowand and Jean and Brian Barford, we were the "buzz" of the first chorus session, finishing second to Westminster in that session and earning a seventh-place finish overall.