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The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



Bloomington Symphony Orchestra

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Website http://www.bloomingtonsymphony.com
Contact Donna Lafferty (Executive Director)
Phone 812-331-2320
Email bso [dot] donna [at] gmail [dot] com
Address PO Box 1823
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra promotes a lifelong appreciation of and enthusiasm for music through its performances of classical literature, as well as outreach and educational work throughout the community.

 

Additional Programs:

-Our Children's Instrument Recovery Program (ChIRP) takes donations of used musical instruments, refurbishes them, then loans them to kids who might otherwise not have the ability to play with their school groups.

-The BSO’s Youth Concerto Competition offers scholarships and a chance to play alongside a real orchestra to talented young musicians in the community.

-Meet the Instruments gives young children the chance to try out some of the instruments in the orchestra. From tiny violins to full sized tubas, kids can experiment to their hearts' content, all under the supervision of members of the orchestra.

Email bso [at] bloomingtonsymphony [dot] com
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Updated October 16, 2014

Saint Mark's Hand Bell Choir

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Website http://www.stmarksbloomington.org/?page_id=30
Contact Elaine Sonnenberg (Assistant Music Director)
Phone 332-5788
Email esonnenb [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address St. Mark's United Methodist Church
100 North State Road 46 Bypass
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description The tradition of hand bell ringing is alive and flourishing at St. Mark's. Under the direction of Assistant Music Director and Organist Elaine Sonnenberg, two bell choirs, one for adults and one for youth, rehearse each week and perform at least once per month.
Email smumc [at] stmarksbloomington [dot] org
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Bloomington Playwrights Project

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Website http://newplays.org/
Contact Chad Rabinovitz (Producing Artistic Director)
Phone 812-334-1188
Email bppwrite [at] newplays [dot] org
Address 107 W 9th
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 32 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP. We are an advocate for playwrights and new plays and believe firmly that they are not only important but absolutely vital to the future of our art form.

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Bloomington Community Band

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Website http://bloomingtoncommunityband.net
Contact Gary Wiggins (Chair, Board of Directors)
Phone 812-332-6861
Email wiggins [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 2003 S. high St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Rehearsals on Monday evenings, 7:00 PM, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Smith Road. An adult volunteer concert band. Woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. No auditions necessary.

Additional Contact Karen Smith (Personnel Manager)
Phone 208-602-1643
Email compose5 [at] hotmail [dot] com
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated October 16, 2014

IU Sing

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Website http://www.iusf.indiana.edu/iu_sing/index.html
Phone (812) 855-9152
Email iusing [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Student Foundation
1606 N. Fee Ln.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Since 1932, the musical extravaganza known as IU Sing has delighted audiences and raised money for scholarships.

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Windfall Dancers

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Website http://windfalldancers.wordpress.com/
Contact Kay Olges (President)
Phone (812) 334-0506
Email school [at] windfalldancers [dot] org
Address Windfall Studio
1101 N. Dunn St.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description Windfall Dancers is Bloomington's oldest community modern dance collective. We are a fully qualified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization governed by a board of directors. Windfall is comprised of a community of people who love to dance. Windfall Dancers is always working to make sure that Bloomington has a space where the community can come together to create, learn, and enjoy dance
Email windfall [at] windfalldancers [dot] org
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Sounds of Indiana Chorus

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Website http://bloomingtonareamusic.com/2010/08/sounds-of-indiana-chorus/
Contact Steven Albert
Phone (812) 825-8989
Email salbert [at] bluemarble [dot] net
Address Sherwood Oaks Christian Church
2700 E. Rogers Road
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description Formerly known as the Hoosier Tonecutters. Sounds of Indiana Chorus is a male barbershop chorus that rehearses every Tuesday, 7-9 p.m. in the small chapel at Sherwood Oaks Christian Church. Visitors are always welcome to join us for a night of fun, fellowship, and great barbershop harmony.
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Updated October 16, 2014

Bloomington Quarry Morris Dancers

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Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bloomington-Quarry-Morris/207461709287573
Contact Jim Morgan (Squire)
Phone 812-322-7172
Address 1243 E. Matlock Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Morris dancing is a traditional village festival dance from England. The dances Bloomington Quarry Morris performs are from the Cotswold area of England, as well as some Midwest American dances. Bloomington Quarry has performed at dawn on Mayday at the Courthouse over 25 years, the Shipshewana May festival and ethnic and renaissance festivals in Terre Haute, Indianapolis and South Bend.

 

Will perform for groups. Looking for new dancers and musicians. Requires once a week commitment October through Memorial Day.

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Camerata Orchestra Series

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Website http://cameratabloomington.com/
Contact Lenore Hatfield (Executive Director)
Phone 812-333-6349
Email lenorehatfield [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description

Founded in 1989 by concermaster Lenore Hatfield, the Camerata Orchestra offers a professional setting for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music faculty, retired faculty, music students, and townspeople in Bloomington, Indiana. Internationally known guest conductors lead the orchestra with soloists from I.U. faculty, concert artists, and Camerata Solo Competition winners.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated October 16, 2014

Monroe County Civic Theater

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Website http://www.mcct.org
Contact Rance Fawbush (Vice President)
Phone 812-269-8788
Email info [at] mcct [dot] org
Address PO Box 2032
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Monroe County Civic Theater is a not-for-profit community theater group. We are dedicated to bringing quality theater to Monroe County and to providing experience in all aspects of theater production to all interested persons.

Additional Contact Frank Buczolich (President)
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Year Established 1986
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