Ticket and CD Giveaway: Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and more

November 2, 2011
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Not only will the winner of this week’s contest get a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s holiday show at either St. John the Evangelist Church in Indy (Dec. 2) or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Carmel (Dec. 3), but he or she will also score a copy of the new ISC/Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra/Indianapolis Children’s Choir double CD.

For a chance of being the randomly drawn winner, enter below and name the most esthetically pleasing house of worship you’ve ever visited.

Good luck.

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  • Down south
    Sacred Heart Cathedral in Savannah GA. It is not the most outlandish, biggest, or lush, but it had a great historic "Feal" and you just felt comfortable.
  • Church
    Locally, it would be Broadway United Methodist Church with its old world, European feel. Nationally, it is the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A truly awesome facility!
  • St. Patrick Cathedral NYC
    St. Patrick's Cathedral in NYC is absolutely gorgeous. I went there in High school and was moved by the shrines made for several saint's inside the church.
  • Kentucky
    St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, KY.
  • Church
    Notre Dame
  • SMW
    The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Beautiful!
  • Here in Indy
    I recently toured St. Joan of Arc on Central Avenue in Indy and was stunned by its beauty!
  • St. John's
    Ever since I attended as a student, I have loved St. John's Catholic Church in Champaign, Illinois. It has the most windows I've ever seen in a church, and on a sunny day, it's a great place to attend mass.
  • Chapel
    The Chapel at the Air Force Academy
  • National Cathedral, Washington DC
    It doesn't stand up to the great cathedrals in Europe, but I haven't personally been to those, so DC's has to do. The Chapel at the Air Force Academy was also very impressive.
  • National Cathedral
    The National Cathedral provides is the epitome of an Anglican experience with ambiance and traditional music. Locally, St. Paul's is my favorite. What does any house of worship have if it provides one of these aesthetic experiences - a pipe organ!
  • Church
    Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Haughville
  • Saint Peter's Basilica, Italy
    Words cannot describe how amazing and moving it is.
  • Church
    The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis in St. Louis, Mo. Absolutely breathtaking!
  • church
    Hard to pick a most esthetically pleasing house of worship visited, but I'll go with Notre Dame in Paris, France for its proportions and detailing filled with many new experiences as you pass through and around the building.
  • Crystal Cathedral
    of Garden Grove CA was awe inspiring to me. During my visit there, I visited the prayer chapel which was so spiritually quiet and solemn and the presence of God was felt all around.
  • Catholic Church in Paris
    My wife and I just happened on a small but very, very old Catholic Church in Paris, and the organist was practicing for an upcoming service. No one else was there. We sat on small wooden stools (the church did not have pews)and enjoyed a private concert in a wonderful old place of religious spirit.
  • Most Beautiful House
    St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shelbyville, IN is a true gem.
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross, Sedona, AZ
    Small church, but breath-takingly beautiful, rising right out of the red rocks. Amazing design!
  • beautiful church
    Scottish Rite Cathedral
  • ISO Giveaway
    Cistine Chapel!
  • Canterbury Cathedral - UK
    Was fortunate enough to sing there in Evensong with ICC in the mid-90s.
  • Advent Lutheran Church
    Advent Lutheran Church in Zionsville is an amazing architectural work of art---restful, contemporary, contemplative, beautiful!
  • St.Mary of the Woods
    The Church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Temple of the Sagrada Familia
    The most pleasing was the Temple of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Agreed
    The Scottish Rite Cathedral here.
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  • Washington Cathedral
    Probably the biggest and most beautiful church I have ever been in is the National Cathedral in DC. It's quite a distance from all of the other tourist attractions, but well worth the effort.
  • pleasing
    Trinity Episcopal Church on Meridian!
  • Second Presbyterian Indy
    Think local Second Presbyterian Indy
  • worship
    The National Cathedral, in D.C.
    • Church
      St Luke's UMC
    • Salisbury Cathedral
      I went to England in high school and I will never forget the profound impact this tremendous cathedral had on me. I believe it was constructed circa 1100, but was blown away by seeing firsthand the enormity of the place and architecture. Breathtaking.
    • The Golden Temple
      (Amritsar, India) One of the most serene, beautiful places I've ever encountered. Absolutely breathtaking.
    • TAB
      Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, located at 34th and Central, is built of Indiana limestone, has detailed Gothic architecture, and some of the most gorgeous and amazing stained glass windows! I am proud to call it my home church.
    • House of Worship
      Notre Dame in Paris
    • Notre Dame
      You can't beat the soaring grandeur of Notre Dame in Paris.
    • Washington National Cathedral
      Beautiful. Have been to cathedrals in Europe and I think that DC's National Cathedral is as beautiful as any I have seen.
    • To each his own . . .
      Personally, I would choose La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, but it's hard to argue against a lot of the others mentioned so far!
    • Air Force Chapel
      The Air Force Chapel is my choice.
    • House of Worship
      Sacred Heart at Notre Dame
    • St. Pauls
      St. Pauls Cathedral in London
    • Christ Church Cathedral
      We toured this church on a field trip once when I was a kid. I remember it was quaint and beautiful.
    • Notre Dame
      Not the one in Paris... The stadium in South Bend. "This is the most beautiful sight these eyes have ever seen."
    • House of Worship
      Westminster Abbey in London, England
    • Precious Moments Chapel
      in Carthage, Missouri
    • church
      little church in country I attended and participated in during my youth with my parents near Columbus.
    • House of Worship
      Cistine Chapel, absolutely amazing!!
    • Best
      The National Cathedral in Washington D.C. - Amazingly beautiful!
    • Great Enthusiasm
      Hands down, Trader's Point Christian.
    • House of worship
      church in the rock Helsinki, Finland
    • House of Worship
      Most spiritual church that I have attended was in Accra, Ghana
    • Esthetically Pleasing ...
      Holy Cross in Rottweil, German
    • church
      St Peters in NYC, it was amazing
    • church
      Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Richmond, IN. 62 Tiffany Windows and a beautiful sound pipe organ. This church is stately, yet full of grace!
    • serenity
      Notre Dame!
    • House of Worship
      I love the church at the University of Notre Dame!
    • House of Worship
      St Joan of Arc!
    • House of Worship
      The National Cathedral
    • House of Worship
      North Christian Church in Columbus, IN. Designed by Eero Saarinen.
    • Cathedral
      Santa Prassede in Rome, Italy. Even though St. Peter's is gigantic, Prassede was a surprise because it looks like an old warehouse on the outside - very nondescript. On the inside it is gorgeous!! Google it sometime!
    • Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura
      The Papal Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome is one of my favorites. It burned to the ground in 1823 and was rebuilt and reconsecrated in 1855. Its neo-classical facade is beautiful; the scale of the structure with its large central naive and four aisles is impressive; but the mosaics are amazing.

      We did not attend mass here, but to earn a plenary indulgence, we visited all four papal basilicas in one day, took confession at St. Mary Major Basilica, said prayers for the special intentions of the Holy Father, and participated in mass at St. John Lateran Basilica. We also walked through the "papal" doors at each major basilica which are only open every 25 years for the faithful to pass through. Didn't realize I was going on a religious pilgramage when I went to Rome with my mother in 2000, but it was the coolest thing!
    • Chapel at Country Charm in Greenwood
      Simple but very esthetically pleasing.
    • La Catedral Metropolitana
      La Catedral Metropolitana de Monterrey in Mexico.
    • In Italy
      St Peters Basilicas
    • house of worship
      the sacred chapel at Saints Peter & Paul Cathedral in downtown Indianapolis is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful! It has angels all around. the first time I walked in there my mouth literally dropped open!
    • Abbey of Gethsemani
      The chapel at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Trappist, Kentucky.
    • Armagh
      St. Patrick's Cathedral - Armagh, Ireland
    • outdoors
      Ornate detracts from my spiritual experience. The vesper site in the woods at Camp Christian could be beautiful.
    • Breathtaking
      The Cadet Chapel in Colorado Springs, CO.
    • Director of Special Projects and Grants
      Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.
    • Here at Indy
      Second Presbyterian church on N. Meridian was truly beautiful when I visited one Christmas.
    • Sainte-Chapelle
      The stained glass in this small church in Paris makes it literally a jewel. When I read the comments above, I realize that I have been blessed to have been in most of the churches cited.
    • Ely Cathedral
      Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
    • National Cathedral
      The National Catherdal with its fabulous pipe organ and Indiana limestone!
    • Fav church
      St. Patrick's - Manhattan
    • place of worship
      St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kokomo, IN. Absolutely stunning and draws one deeper into prayer and contemplation of God!
    • Ms.
      Have never seen this Choir and I love Christmas music and would like to enjoy this at the St. John Evangelist Church. Thank you

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