Tom Alvarez with Examiner.com recently sat down with Henry Leck for an intimate conversation about his work with the ICC.
In 1986, Henry Leck became founder and artistic director of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, one of the largest children’s choir programs in the world. An internationally recognized choral director, Leck is a former associate professor and director of choral activities at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind.
Since its beginnings, choirs of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, under Leck, have performed annually for international tours and have sung at prestigious concert sites throughout Great Britain, Greece, Scandinavia, Central Europe, South America, North America, Australia, New Zealand, China, the Czech Republic and Russia.
Leck, who is recognized the world over for his choral directing expertise, has conducted many international festivals including the Musica Mundi Tuscany Children’s Choir Festival in Montecatini, Florence, and Rome, Italy; the Central European International Children’s Choral Festival; the International Children’s Choir Festival in Beijing, China, and the Vienna Children’s & Boys Choir Festival with the Vienna Sangerknaben- just to name a few.
Prior to the ICC’s four holiday concerts which took place Dec.19 & 20 and a Jan. 3 “Alumni in Song” concert, in which over 100 alumni (they came as far away as Texas and Mass.) participated, Leck sat down with Examiner.com for a wide-ranging interview in his Lilly Hall ICC office at Butler University.