Concert promises spooky Halloween fun

Echoing Air

Echoing Air

Children of all ages can enjoy a different kind of Halloween celebration and support a worthy cause when the period-instrument ensemble Echoing Air presents its fifth annual “Echoing Scare” concert Friday at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center.

Students from UIndy and other local collges and high schools are performing and assisting in the event, which begins at 6:15 p.m. with a costume contest, a raffle and other activities. The performance at 7 p.m. will include music of the 17th and 18th centuries by Henry Purcell, J.S. Bach and Joseph Haydn, as well as popular Halloween favorites.

Echoing Air, a not-for-profit vocal ensemble playing Baroque instruments, includes Steven Rickards and Nathan Medley, countertenors; Jeffrey Collier, recorder; Keith Collins, recorder and bassoon; Thomas Gerber, harpsichord; and Christine Kyprianides, viola da gamba. Rickards, the group’s founder, and Gerber also teach in UIndy’s Department of Music.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free to all UIndy faculty, staff and students. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Children. More information is available at (317) 252-4311.