The Phantom & the Phantom Singers!
Brought to you by the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, our Music of the Night concerts are something you won't want to miss! Held in Crown Hill's beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel (1875), these concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as "The Phantom," along with awesome "Phantom Singers," Leah Crane and John Shuffle (new in 2017). They will perform music from the famous "Phantom of the Opera," as well as many familiar TV & movie themes that are sure to please. Mr. Manning and the "Phantom Singers" will fill the evening with their wonderful musical gifts as well as humor and drama, followed by ghoulish refreshments!
We are deeply saddened that Eric Wickens, one of our amazing Phantom singers, died suddenly on August 12 after singing the National Anthem at a sporting event. Eric was an exceptional and mesmerizing vocalist and wonderful entertainer. The beauty and power of his voice were huge. Eric entertained thousands at our Music of the Night concerts over the last nine years we dedicate our 2017 Season to his memory. We extend heartfelt condolences to his wife and young son, as well as to Eric's extended family, friends, and countless fans. Donations for his son's education will be accepted at each of our six concerts.
In addition to the amazing concert, also included in the ticket price is our ever-popular "Skeletons in the Closet, Part I" guided walking tour (description below) conducted by one of Crown Hill's expert tour guides, Tom Davis. On this tour we'll visit many graves and learn the secrets that some had thought they'd carried to their grave. (Please note that this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, just interesting facts.) The tour will last about an hour and will progress at a comfortable pace. (Walking up the steep hill to the top of Crown Hill is optional.) Please note that the "Skeletons in the Closet" walking tour is included with the concert ticket and that "tour only" tickets will not be sold. The six concerts will be held on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights of the last two weekends of October. Each evening they will be held in the historic Gothic Chapel at 8:00 pm. Following the concerts refreshments will be served, and the guided walking tour will begin at approximately 9:25 pm and will last about an hour or so. The tours will depart outside in front of the chapel. Flashlights are recommended, along with good walking shoes. Please dress warmly; our tour takes us to the top of the Crown in the dark and it's often chilly and windy in late fall.
Skeletons in the Closet, Part I" Description
Was it one of his three wives, or another long-time lover, that Skiles Test kept in a glass coffin in his House of Blue Lights along Fall Creek? Why does one headstone say simply "Mother of Rosalind" and not her full name, which would have been Helen Orr Hufnall Phaff English Wegmann English English Prince Prince? Though best known for her efforts in improving the cultural life of Indianapolis by getting women the right to vote, did May Wright Sewall also communicate with her dead husband Theodore and others who were beyond the grave? On this tour (in the dark!) we'll discuss these and others whose private lives may have been more interesting than their public ones. Note: this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, but a historical tour about some of the people buried at Crown Hill.
2017 is the 11th year we've presented these entertaining "Music of the Night" concerts and the past nine years we've sold out (or had a few seats left on one or two nights), so you're encouraged to buy your tickets well in advance! Seating is very limited.
Due to the intensity of some of the performances, these concerts are not recommended for children under 8 years old.
Due to the unique seating in the Gothic Chapel for the concerts, we can accommodate one wheelchair per concert in the Main Chapel, and one wheelchair ticket per concert is available for purchase. You must purchase a wheelchair ticket to have a wheelchair in the Main Chapel. If it is sold, you must choose another night or purchase a Vestibule ticket. Note that the wheelchair tickets may only be used by guests who must use a wheelchair. If these seats are not purchased for wheelchair seating they will be released for sale to the general public a couple of days before each concert.
Our refreshments - always a delight - will be hot apple cider, bottled water, apples, and Long's Donuts! Note that outside food and drinks and not permitted in the chapel. Gates open at 6:30 pm; feel free to come early and tailgate.
Tickets: $13 and up.
We look forward to hosting you.
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