Welcome to the DMGMC.

The Des Moines Gay Men's Chorus is dedicated to promoting harmony among all while advancing a positive image of gay people through outstanding musicianship, creative programming and community outreach.

Thanks to all that were able to attend our Solstice concert! We had an amazing time and we know you did too. Make sure not to miss our next concert, coming in March. Hope to see you all there!

Pride Cabaret

Friday, June 13, 2014
Des Moines Performing Arts – Temple Theater
Tickets Coming Soon!


Stephan Maras
  • Name:
    Stephan Maras
  • Vocal Group:
    Bass
  • member since:
    2012
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    "The Testament of Freedom" by Randall Thompson (inspired by The Pen Of Thomas Jefferson)
  • Chorus Memory:
    My first Christmas Concert Dec 2012
Mike Triggs
  • Name:
    Mike Triggs
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    2012
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    I'm Still Standing - in full Elton John regalia
  • Chorus Memory:
    What a group of men! No one cares what you wear, what you drive, how old you are, what you weigh or...
Jim Torsky
  • Name:
    Jim Torsky
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    The Awakening
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing the National Anthem at one of the Jefferson Jackson dinners with Hillary Clinton seated righ...
Keith Meendering
  • Name:
    Keith Meendering
  • Vocal Group:
    Section LeaderTenor 2
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    What Matters
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing "How Could Anyone" at GALA 2012
Ken Hanson
  • Name:
    Ken Hanson
  • Vocal Group:
    Section LeaderTenor 1
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    How Could Anyone
  • Chorus Memory:
    The very first concert.
Ben Hagen
  • Name:
    Ben Hagen
  • Vocal Group:
    Director of HarMENyDMGMC Principal Accompanist
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James Vacca
  • Name:
    James Vacca
  • Vocal Group:
    BaritoneSection Leader
  • member since:
    2009
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    "Kolm mul oli kaunist sona"; an Estonian song based on a poem whose first lines are "Three I had these words of beauty"
  • Chorus Memory:
    Performing with Ms. Richfield 1981. She was a blast!
Richard “Van” Van Gundy II
Joe Freund
  • Name:
    Joe Freund
  • Vocal Group:
    Bass
  • member since:
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Chad Peters
  • Name:
    Chad Peters
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    2012
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Testimony
  • Chorus Memory:
    Going to GALA in Denver; Performing with the chorus at GALA was a life-changing experiences!
York Taenzer
  • Name:
    York Taenzer
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 1
  • member since:
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Tim Burgess
  • Name:
    Tim Burgess
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 1
  • member since:
    2004
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    n/a
  • Chorus Memory:
    I have many great memories with the chorus but I particularly enjoyed our opera choruses concert wit...
Russ Kruse
  • Name:
    Russ Kruse
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    One voice
  • Chorus Memory:
    Attending Gala in Miami Florida
Bryce Sprosty
  • Name:
    Bryce Sprosty
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    2012
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Ose Shalom- I like the arrangements that really showcase our masculine energy.
  • Chorus Memory:
    Sitting between Mommy Donny and Dadddy Jim in rehearsal. They both are always cracking hilarious jo...
Chad K
  • Name:
    Chad K
  • Vocal Group:
    Bass
  • member since:
    2013
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Ukranian Alleluia
  • Chorus Memory:
    Simply being able to sing again. YAY!
Ty Mc Cubbin
  • Name:
    Ty Mc Cubbin
  • Vocal Group:
    BaritoneHarMENy Member
  • member since:
    2011
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    n/a
  • Chorus Memory:
    Dr.Gruber's humor
Mark Dickerson
  • Name:
    Mark Dickerson
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    2007
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    I don't have a favorite.
  • Chorus Memory:
    Playing the bear in the "Waltzing with Bears" number at the June 2008 concert.
Keith Wirtz
  • Name:
    Keith Wirtz
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
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Greg Gross
  • Name:
    Greg Gross
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 1
  • member since:
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Dr. Rebecca Gruber
  • Name:
    Dr. Rebecca Gruber
  • Vocal Group:
    Artistic Director and Conductor
  • member since:
    2005
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    If songs were children, I would have to say that I love all my children the same.
  • Chorus Memory:
    Miami Beach and Performing "Naked Man"
Robert Ratcliffe
  • Name:
    Robert Ratcliffe
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
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Hal Thompson
  • Name:
    Hal Thompson
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
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Charles Carnes
  • Name:
    Charles Carnes
  • Vocal Group:
    Bass
  • member since:
    1991
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Too many to name just one.
  • Chorus Memory:
    Miami
Eric Olmscheid
  • Name:
    Eric Olmscheid
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    2009
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Star Spangled Banner
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing a concert in Grinnell, IA and unexpectedly seeing one of my former chorines from the Twin Ci...
Bill Nolan
  • Name:
    Bill Nolan
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    2003
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Ukrainian Alleluia
  • Chorus Memory:
    Gala in Miami 2008
Craig Otto
  • Name:
    Craig Otto
  • Vocal Group:
    BassHarMENy MemberSection Leader
  • member since:
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Todd  Murphy
  • Name:
    Todd Murphy
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    2012
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    What Matters
  • Chorus Memory:
    Just the general peer camaraderie of being around other link-minded and musically inclined men. The...
Chuck Jordan
  • Name:
    Chuck Jordan
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Rhythm Of Life
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing with the Twin Cities Men's chorus at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium.
Ian Tucker
  • Name:
    Ian Tucker
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Bring On The Men
  • Chorus Memory:
Bret-Wayne Dillon-Hansen
Rick Miller
  • Name:
    Rick Miller
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    EOS by David Conte, commissioned by the Boston Gay Men's Chorus
  • Chorus Memory:
    The 10th Anniversary concert at Central Presbyterian
Seth Fisher
  • Name:
    Seth Fisher
  • Vocal Group:
    HarMENy MemberTenor 1
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Doyle Monsma
  • Name:
    Doyle Monsma
  • Vocal Group:
    HarMENy MemberTenor 2
  • member since:
    2000
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    The Star Spangled Banner
  • Chorus Memory:
    All the wonderful people I have met and many have become friends.
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