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Sunday, October 11, 2015 -  4:00 PM 
"Around the World in Song"

Around The World In Song
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Central Presbyterian Church
3829 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa


Our world is no longer represented by homogeneous societies. Music of the world is a representation of people of different places and the social and cultural backgrounds of their origins, but also represents our world community by its presence in daily life everywhere. Thus, we embrace the music of the world as we take a trip around the globe without leaving the beautiful sanctuary at Central Presbyterian Church in Des Moines. The world’s choral treasures come together to please, challenge, and engage the DMVAE audience this afternoon. Drawing inspiration from the rhythmic and drum-driven African tradition, the stunning melodic beauty of Hebrew songs, the robust and rich Russian tradition, the energized and magnificent gallop of Mongolian folksongs, the adventure of the Brazilian rainforest and Australian Bush, and so much more, this program highlights what makes the world sing – our unity through embracing our diversity. Come expecting to be engaged, entertained, and moved!

Sunday, December 6, 2015 -  4:00 PM 
"Christmas With Vocal Arts"

St. Augustin Catholic Church
545 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa


You won’t want to miss this extraordinary Christmas tradition! This year’s program is performed in the warm and resonant sanctuary at St. Augustin Catholic Church. As such, the performance will focus on the stunning masterpieces that litter the history of Catholicism and celebrate the season. Much-loved arrangements of traditional carols from around the globe will also entertain and complete 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 13, 2016 -  7:00 PM 
Annual Cabaret

Hoyt Sherman Galleries
1501 Woodland Des Moines, Iowa


Friday, May 6, 2016 -  7:30 PM 
Beethoven - Missa Solemnis
Orchestra Iowa with Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble
and Simpson College Choir and Chamber Singers

Paramount Theatre
123 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Sunday, May 8, 2016 -  2:30 PM 
Beethoven - Missa Solemnis
Orchestra Iowa with Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble
and Simpson College Choir and Chamber Singers

Pote Theatre
513 N. D Street, Indianola, Iowa


Tickets for both performances will be available through Orchestra Iowa

"Orchestra Iowa is proud to continue our mission of serving our great state in this partnership with the combined choruses of Simpson College and the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble. Written during the same time as his ninth symphony, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis is widely considered to be one of his supreme achievements, and one of the greatest monuments in the symphonic/choral literature. Rarely heard in live performance, this concert represents yet another first in Orchestra Iowa's 94-year-old concert history."

Featuring: Mary Wilson, soprano; Renée Rapier, mezzo soprano; Eric Barry, tenor; Sumner Thompson, bass

Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble






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