"Music of the Night" Concerts
ALL CONCERTS ARE SOLD OUT!
Back by popular demand! Our concerts sell-out every year so we’re offering six concerts on the last two weekends of October 2012 – Oct. 18, 19, & 20 and 25, 26, & 27! We invite you to join us for a delightful evening of music, refreshments, and a popular guided walking tour of historic Crown Hill Cemetery!
Hosted by the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, and sponsored by the Crown Hill Funeral Home, 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), our concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as “The Phantom,” along with awesome “Phantom Vocalists,” Brooke Fitzwater and Eric Wickens. 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 Vocalists” will fill the evening with their wonderful musical gifts as well as humor and drama.
But the fun continues! Following the concert we’ll serve tasty refreshments and then at approximately 9:15 p.m. you’ll be off to enjoy our ever-popular “Skeletons in the Closet, Part I” guided walking tour 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 or so and will progress at a comfortable pace for most. 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 the late fall.
General Admission tickets are available for both the Main Chapel and the Vestibule of Crown Hill Cemetery’s beautiful Gothic Chapel. ***There are no reserved seats and seating is very limited.*** The concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating in the chapel will feature chairs “in the round” facing the performers. Due to this very unique venue, if you have a ticket in the Main Chapel, you must be in your seat by 7:55 p.m. or you will be seated in the Vestibule for the entire concert. The Vestibule is the entryway of the Main Chapel with folding chairs and benches. Guests seated there will hear and enjoy the entire musical performance but will have a restricted view of the Phantom and a sometimes-limited view of the other performers.
Crown Hill's Beautiful
Coffee Table Book
Wins 2nd Place in a
BOOK OF THE YEAR Contest!
Available for purchase at our concerts for $20 (50% off!) is Crown Hill's very popular and SILVER AWARD-WINNING* book, "CROWN HILL: HISTORY, SPIRIT, SANCTUARY," a beautiful coffee table book by Douglas Wissing, Marianne Tobias, Rebecca Dolan, and Anne Ryder. Published by the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation and Indiana Historical Society Press to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Crown Hill Cemetery, it features nearly 400 pages and over 650 full color photographs by Marty N. Davis and Richard Fields. You can purchase your book at the concert or at the Funeral Home and Cemetery Office during regular business hours, or visit us online at crownhillhf.org for ordering & shipping information. They make excellent gifts! *(In June 2014, "CROWN HILL: HISTORY, SPIRIT, SANCTUARY," won a prestigious national Silver Award in the Regional (Adult Nonfiction) category of "Foreword Reviews'" IndieFab BOOK OF THE YEAR Contest, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, IndieFab winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 60 categories. Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Honorable Mention awards, as well as Editor's Choice Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction, were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers in conjunction with Foreword's editorial staff.)
~ Our Mission ~
It is the mission of the CROWN HILL HERITAGE FOUNDATION to preserve the historic structures, present cultural educational programs, and preserve the great natural beauty of Crown Hill Cemetery.
Crown Hill Cemetery, the Nation’s third largest non-government cemetery, is located 2.8 miles northwest of Monument Circle in Indianapolis, Indiana. Crown Hill’s 555 park-like acres are home to 130 species of trees; twenty-five miles of winding roads; three miles of brick and wrought iron fence; Gothic structures dating back to 1875; a bridge/underpass that serves as one of the City’s thoroughfares; and the highest hill in Marion County with a magnificent view of the Indianapolis skyline.
With more than 200,000 burials, Crown Hill serves as a chronicle of the history of Indianapolis, as seen through the thousands of stories of those who are buried within these sacred grounds. These are the stories of politicians and statesmen who shaped our government; authors, poets, and artists who reflected the emotions and feelings of their time through their work; soldiers and military leaders who fought in the nation’s wars and conflicts, many of whom gave their final sacrifice to protect the freedoms that we enjoy today. And equally important are the mothers, the fathers, the children, and the individuals who have represented the basic tenets of life – faith, goodness, sacrifice, and happiness, who have made up the fabric of our society.
Crown Hill Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The Crown Hill Heritage Foundation strives to accomplish its mission with a perpetual historic preservation program based on the guidelines of the National Register. The Foundation is pleased to share the historic treasures, heritage, and great natural beauty of Crown Hill through its award winning tour program and special events calendar.
We welcome your visit any day of the year.
Be sure to visit us online at http://crownhillhf.org/