Choral Performances

2016-17 Choral Performances


Saturday, September 22, 7:30

Sunday, September 23, 2:30

Drake Choir and the Des Moines Symphony – Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Tickets available at


Sunday, October 9, 3:00

Faure Requiem, featuring the Drake Chamber Choir and choirs from Valley, Waukee, Urbandale, and Dowling Catholic high schools, with a professional orchestra

St. Ambrose Cathedral, Sixth Avenue and High Street, downtown Des Moines

No admission charge


Sunday, November 20, 3:00

Cavalcade of Choirs concert, featuring all four Drake choruses

Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University

No admission charge


Saturday, December 3, 7:00

Sunday, December 4, 5:00

Christmas Madrigal Dinners, featuring the Drake Chamber Choir

Tickets are $55 per person and all seats are reserved for this re-creation of an Elizabethan Yuletide feast.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the Drake Fine Arts Box Office, 515.271.3841 between November 14 and 28.


Sunday, February 26, 3:00

In Praise of Women, featuring the Drake Chorale

Sheslow Auditiorium, Drake University

No admission charge


Tuesday, February 28, 7:30

Drake Choir/Chamber Choir Pre-Tour concert

No admission charge


Wednesday, March 1, 7:30

Drake Choir/Chamber Choir – First Christian Church, Lincoln, NE

No admission charge


Thursday, March 2, 7:30

Drake Choir/Chamber Choir – First Christian Church, Colorado Springs, CO

No admission charge


Friday, March 3, 7:30

Drake Choir/Chamber Choir – Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, CO

No admission charge


Saturday, April 22, 7:30

Sunday, April 23, 3:00

Haydn’s Heiligmesse, performed by the Drake Choir, Chamber Choir, Chorale, and Drake University/Community Chorus, a faculty/student orchestra, and student soloists