In the Beginning: Three Spirits, Three Myths, Three Faiths

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When and Where:
Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
at Virtual Event

Special Venue Instructions: The concert will be pre-recorded.
In the Beginning
Alfred Abel, Clara Abel, Colette Abel, Brad Hughley, Kelleen Strutz


Event Description:

Presented by musician Colette Abel, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

In this collaborative recital, violinist Colette Abel and friends lead a musical exploration of the origins of three faiths and discover curious overlaps in myths, magic, and legends. Among other works, listeners will be swept away by Biber’s Rosary Sonata “Annunciation,” Augusta Reed Thomas’ “Rumi Settings,” de Falla’s “Pantomime” and "Ritual Fire Dance,” and Szymanowski’s "Mythes.”

As longtime Spirit & Place partner Colette Abel tells us, “My musical selections outline origins in Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. I will demonstrate how elements in myth, fantasy, and legend have corollaries in the major religions . . . . Spirits, transformations, miracles, love, and good triumphing over evil are themes which frame the program.”

The concert will debut on Nov. 6 via YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. Participants are encouraged to RSVP to receive reminders, but the recording will be available for viewing beyond Nov. 6.  

**As a bonus, why not join in for a brief pre-concert Zoom chat between Colette Abel and the ICO’s new Executive Director Dana Stone on Nov. 6 from 12:30 to 1pm?

RSVP for the pre-concert chat on Nov. 6 from 12:30-1pm here.

RSVP for the concert on Nov. 6 from 7:30-9:30pm here.

Event info: (317) 940-9607 or

Image Credit: Cecilia and Vera Grossman