2019-2020 Season

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Our 8th Annual Society Celebration was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Thank you to all who attended, contributed and supported our ‘Shining Night’.

The DMCS is looking for an accompanist

The Des Moines Choral Society seeks a collaborative artist to serve as its accompanist. The ensemble rehearses Sunday evenings, 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 42nd and Ingersoll, Des Moines. The 60-member group annually presents a three-concert season. This year’s performance dates are Saturdays December 14, April 18, and May 2. Dress rehearsals generally occur the night before the performance.

To apply, submit the following:

  1. Letter of application expressing your interest;

  2. Resumé;

  3. A video recording of at least two pieces of varying styles. These recordings can be of solo performances or accompanying.

Salary will be based on experience and abilities. Deadline for application: July 15, 2019. Apply online through THIS LINK.

2019-2020 • Our 40th Season

Christmas with the Choral Society

A Holiday Tradition for the whole family

Saturday, December 14, 2019
St. Ambrose Cathedral, Des Moines IA


9th Annual Society Celebration

Join us in celebrating 40 years of outstanding choral music.

Saturday, April 18, 2020
River Center, downtown Des Moines


Carmina Burana

The DMCS joins the Des Moines Symphony for Masterworks 5: Carmina Burana

Saturday, March 14th, 2020
Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Des Moines Civic Center

Choral Masterworks

Choral classics in a beautiful setting

Saturday, May 2, 2020
St. Ambrose Cathedral, Des Moines IA



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Who we are...


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The Des Moines Choral Society is an auditioned volunteer group of singers brought together by a unified passion for excellence in choral music.  The choir consists of approximately seventy gifted and accomplished adult singers from throughout central Iowa and has been recognized by the Iowa Arts Council for its exceptional concert performances.

The Des Moines Choral Society traditionally performs two to three major concerts of choral music per season, occasionally appearing with other arts performance organizations. Through the choir's multi-faceted efforts, the city of Des Moines can boast having one of the most exciting and refreshing choirs in central Iowa.

Through generous private and public support, grants, concert revenue and membership dues, the Des Moines Choral Society maintains a tradition of excellence in performance of old and new classics, folk songs and spirituals. We welcome you as a singer or audience member. You'll agree, the Des Moines Choral Society is "Something to Sing About!"

Contact Us

P.O. Box 31007, Des Moines, IA 50310

(515) 273-5255


Header photo courtesy of Erica Grover