Maria Jette performs before appearing at the ‘Festival of Carols’

Maria Jette performed "Cocktails for Two" and "Gloucestershire Wassail" on Indy Style

Maria Jette will appear as a guest soloist at Festival of Carols on Dec. 20-21 at the Palladium.

She has appeared with a number of orchestras including the The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. She is often heard nationally on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

Maria Jette performed “Cocktails for Two” and “Gloucestershire Wassail” on Indy Style in the videos above.

The 2014 Festival of Carols will feature holiday classics such as “White Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” and “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch.”

Tickets are available for three performances at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel on Saturday, December 20 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 21 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The 2014 Festival of Carols will feature the 200-voice chorus with symphony orchestra performing holiday favorites including “White Christmas,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” the Polar Express favorite “Believe,” “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch,” the “Hallelujah Chorus,” and more. Special guests include soprano Maria Jette (as heard on NPR’s Prairie Home Companion) and an appearance from the Jolly Man himself. As part of the Choir’s educational initiatives, students from the “Then and Now” choir at Perry Meridian High School and Lawrence North High School’s “Central Sound” will join for the December 7 and 20-21 performances respectively.
“Festival of Carols has become such a holiday tradition,” says Artistic Director Eric Stark. “I always enjoy seeing kids ‘from 1 to 92’ as the song says in the audience, beginning their holiday season with the Symphonic Choir. These four performances of Festival of Carols always attract many returning audience members who have built their holiday traditions around the beloved, familiar concert repertoire. But the performances also include music instantly synonymous with the holidays for our first-time attendees as well. Who can refuse songs like ‘White Christmas,’ after all?”

You can find more information about the Festival of Carols at

Check out Maria’s Album at

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About Maria Jette:
Maria Jette has appeared with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston, Kansas City, San Luis Obispo, Santa Rosa, Charlotte, Buffalo, Grand Rapids, Austin and San Antonio Symphonies, New York Chamber Symphony and Portland Baroque Orchestra, and for many merry seasons with Ex Machina Antique Music Theatre in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis- St. Paul), where she’s often heard locally with Vocalessence, Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and Lyra Baroque Orchestra. With conductor Helmuth Rilling, she’s sung Bach, Mozart and Haydn around the US, Germany, Spain, Venezuela, Japan and Canada. She’s performed her own production of Seuss/Kapilow’s Green Eggs & Ham for over 40,000 kids around the USA. She has been a regular guest over many seasons at the San Luis Obispo Mozart and Oregon Bach Festivals and the Oregon Festival of American Music, and is often heard nationally on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion.

About the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir
The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir is proud to be one of central Indiana’s most established and dynamic musical institutions, marking its 78th season in 2014/2015, and underwritten by Season Sponsor BMO Harris Bank. Among the most active symphonic choruses in the nation, the Choir reaches in excess of 25,000 people each season with more than 25 performances and a comprehensive educational outreach program. The 200 volunteer singers demonstrate the Choir’s commitment to musical excellence through their talent and dedication during each 42-week season. The choral partner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Choir was founded in 1937 at the ISO’s request to perform the great choral-orchestral repertoire. This continued partnership exhibits the very best of collaborative ideals – two independent arts organizations combining their strengths to create beautifully lasting musical results. The Choir is dedicated to excellence in the performance of choral music, the creation of new choral masterworks, and to community outreach and education throughout the community. The Choir is now in its sixth year as the official choral partner of the Indianapolis Public Schools, providing teacher training, educational resources, performance experiences and free printed music. For more information about the Symphonic Choir, visit provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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