Schedule of events and major performances
for the 2017-18 season.

Please note that events and times are subject to change. New items are likely to be added.
For event details, as they become available, check the Calendar of Events page


June 2017

12-14 -- Chante and Cantemus choir tour to Madison, Wisconsin

23, 25, 30 -- HYC singers in Turandot, Des Moines Metro Opera



1, 9, 11, 14 -- HYC singers in Billy Budd, Des Moines Metro Opera

8, 13, 16 -- HYC singers in Turandot, Des Moines Metro Opera


July 30-August 4 -- SummerSongs and SummerTunes summer camps



 9 -- Opus Honor Choir Audition Preparation Clinic. Deadline for registration is Sept. 7. Click here for a registration form. 

16 -- Beaverdale Fall Festival parade 

17 -- Fall Kickoff, all choirs

23 - 24 -- Cantemus Choir retreat at St. John's Lutheran Church in downtown Des Moines

30 -- Guys Power Sing. Click here for a registration form. 



8 -- Guys Power Choir begins. Will meet each Sunday through December 10. Click here for more information and registration form. 
14 - 15 --
Chamber Choir retreat at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in downtown Des Moines. Includes collaboration with Central College Choir

21 -- Grand Opening weekend for Outlets of Des Moines, Altoona, 11 a.m. to noon on main stage.  

29 -- Autumn Songs concert 



9 -- Canto Choir informance following regular rehearsal time at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church

11 -- Cantilena Choir with Super Saturday rehearsal and informance at Windsor Heights Lutheran Church

17 -- Chante and Cantemus Choirs, holiday tree lighting ceremony, State Capitol Building.

19 -- Chamber Choir, Thanksgiving Service Performance



2 -- Cantilena Choir, Christkindlmarket, Cowles Commons, downtown Des Moines, 2 p.m. 

2 -- Chante and Cantemus Choirs, Des Moines Playhouse performance, 4:40 p.m. (before 5 p.m. show of Disney's The Little Mermaid)  

4 -- Cantemus Choir, Advent Dinner Performance during regular rehearsal hours, Windsor Heights Lutheran Church

10 -- Winter Songs concert, Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University, 4:30 p.m. (all choirs) 


January 2018

11 -- Choirs return to regular rehearsal schedule. This is also the first day of two weeks of Open Rehearsals. Bring your friends! Click here for a full schedule. 

15 -- Deadline to register for Guys Power Choir. Rehearsals begin January 21. Click here for a registration form. Online registration is available at



3-4 -- Chamber Choir retreat, Windsor Heights Lutheran Church

10 -- All choirs, National Anthem at Drake men's basketball game vs. Northern Iowa, 3 p.m. Click here for a special price on tickets. 

25 -- Fine Arts Event, West Des Moines United Methodist Church, 4 p.m.; Chamber and Cantemus 

26 -- Cantemus Choir, featured choir for West Valley Middle School Honor Choir Festival in Stuart



3-4 -- Cantemus Choir retreat, Berean Assembly, Pleasant Hill. Includes Community Choral Clinic on March 3, 6 - 8 p.m. For details about the clinic and registration information, click here. 

5 -- Chamber Choir men, Young Men in Harmony Festival at West Des Moines Valley High School

22 -- Chamber Choir collaboration with Edgewater Singers at Edgewater Senior Living Community



6 -7 -- Meet the Composer Festival, with Elaine Hagenberg, at Plymouth United Church of Christ. Click here for more information about the festival. Online registration is available by clicking here. 

11 -- Cantemus Choir performance with Des Moines Youth Symphony

14 -- Totally Treble Festival, female singers in grades 6 - 12. Click here for details and registration.  

27 - 28 -- Cantilena Choir tour to Omaha



13 -- WorldSongs concert, Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University, 4:30 p.m.



4 - 8 -- Chante and Cantemus Choirs, National Choral Festival, Indianapolis

17 - 26 --Chamber Choir tour to Ireland



8 - 13 -- SummerSongs, grades 4 - 8 with unchanged voices (click here for details)

9 - 13 -- SummerTunes, grades K - 3 (click here for details)