Sunday, October 19, 2014 -  4:00 PM 
"American Treasures"

Central Presbyterian Church
3829 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

The breadth and richness of choral music in America is presented in this program featuring works spanning from the 18th century to today. American composers, themes, and poets are displayed in works by Samuel Barber, William Billings, Aaron Copland, Cecil Effinger, Dale Warland, Mack Wilberg, and many more. Music reflecting the Civil War, folk music, poets like Walt Whitman, the influence of African Americans throughout history on today’s musical scene, and so much more winds together in a stunning performance that must not be missed!

Sunday, December 14, 2014 -  4:00 PM 
"Christmas With Vocal Arts"

Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

Be a part of this extraordinary Christmas tradition! This year’s concert features a wide variety of music that is sure to delight including music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Stunning masterpieces celebrating the season, much-loved arrangements of traditional carols, and positively entertaining tunes are presented in the most beautiful collection of Christmas music you’ll hear during the holiday season. Be sure to give yourself the gift of experiencing this year’s "Christmas with Vocal Arts!"

Saturday, February 14, 2015 -  7:00 PM 
Annual Cabaret

Hoyt Sherman Galleries
1501 Woodland, Des Moines, Iowa

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015 -  4:00 PM 
"Saints And Sinners"

Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa

If there is a line between saints and sinners, it is a blurry one, and history is littered with examples of those who have crossed it. Oscar Wilde wrote, "The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."

Join DMVAE on an exploration of the concepts of good and evil through a wide variety of musical repertoire that spans history from Handel to Helvey and that includes genres such as the motet, gospel, spiritual and even jazz and popular music. The centerpiece of the program is Benjamin Britten’s “Hymn to Saint Cecilia,” a setting of poetry by W.H. Auden. Whether you are feeling more the saint or sinner, all are welcome and will surely find something to delight your musical taste!


Saturday, May 23, 2015 -  7:30 PM 
Sunday, May 24, 2015 -  2:30 PM 
"Appalachian Spring – A Memorial Day Tribute"
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra
Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble
Simpson College Choir & Chamber Singers

Des Moines Civic Center
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, Iowa

 


 

 

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