2019-2020 Season


DMCS 40th Anniversary Season KICKOFF event

Noce - downtown Des Moines
October 28, 2019
6:00 - 8:00pm


2019-2020 • Our 40th Season

DECEMBER 14, 2019

DECEMBER 14, 2019

Christmas with the Choral Society*

A Holiday Tradition for the whole family

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

APRIL 18, 2020

APRIL 18, 2020

9th Annual Society Celebration

Join us in celebrating 40 years of outstanding choral music.

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

MARCH 14-15, 2020

MARCH 14-15, 2020

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

(tickets available at dmsymphony.org)

MAY 2, 2020

MAY 2, 2020

Choral Masterworks *

Choral classics in a beautiful setting

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


  • Available with Season Ticket Package (2 concerts)



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Who we are...


photo by Moonwell Photography

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