coro festival chorus

Each year, the CORO Festival Chorus comes together for two weeks in July to present a Choral Master Work in Des Moines, IA as the cornerstone of the CORO Summer Choral Festival. This multi-generational chorus includes singers from the greater Des Moines area, the CORO Young Artists, CORO Vocal Artists, and graduate students pursuing their MM in Choral Conducting during our 3-summer MM program.

In 2018, the chorus will present Haydn’s The Creation with a new English Translation and Reduced Orchestration by Dr. Phil Moody.
To register to sing in 2018, vocalists should complete the online form by June 15, 2018.


All singers are welcome to join the CORO Festival Chorus. Singers are required to provide contact information for the director of their current (or most recent) vocal ensemble they sing in. Members of the Festival Chorus pay a $75.00 fee that covers costs of music and administration. Each singer will also receive a festival season ticket and an additional complimentary ticket for the Creation performance. All music is provided by CORO and will be available by June 18, 2018.

2018 Festival Chorus Schedule
July 7, 2018: 10:30am – 1:00pm & 2:30pm – 4:30pm
July 10, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
July 11, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
July 15, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
July 17, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
July 18, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
July 19, 2018: 6:30pm Call    7:30 Performance

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