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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.

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DMGMC 2016 - 2017 Concert Season: Celebrating 15 Years!

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A DMGMC QUINCEAÑERA!
  • 7pm – Saturday, November 12, 2016
  • Witmer House
  • 2900 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50312

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We Need A Little Christmas!

  • 7:30 Pm – Friday, December 16 & Saturday, December 17, 2016
  • First United Methodist Church
  • 1001 Pleasant St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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Our Bodies - Our Lives

  • 7:30 Pm – Saturday, March 25, 2017
  • First Christian Church
  • 2500 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311

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The Heart Sings: A Pride Cabaret

  • 7:30 Pm – Thursday, June 8 & Friday, June 9, 2017
  • Temple Theater
  • 1011 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309

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Ken Hanson
  • Name:
    Ken Hanson
  • Vocal Group:
    Section LeaderTenor 1
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    How Could Anyone
  • Chorus Memory:
    The very first concert.
Eric Olmscheid
  • Name:
    Eric Olmscheid
  • Vocal Group:
    BaritoneSection Leader
  • 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...
Joe Freund
  • Name:
    Joe Freund
  • Vocal Group:
    BassFinance & Audit Team
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    David's Lamentation on the Death of Jonathon
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing " How Could Anyone" at GALA in Denver while we signed our parts. The connection with each o...
Greg Gross
  • Name:
    Greg Gross
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 1
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
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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 like-minded and musically inclined men. The...
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.
York Taenzer
  • Name:
    York Taenzer
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 1
  • member since:
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Paul Hengesteg
  • Name:
    Paul Hengesteg
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    September 2014
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    I have found that any arrangement that frustrates during rehearsal is probably going to be a favorite. I'm thinking of the non-instinctual meter in "Festival Gloria" and the craziness of "Mahogany Tree."
  • Chorus Memory:
    I loved having the audience come onstage to join us in singing "It Gets Better." It was so powerful...
Don Agee
  • Name:
    Don Agee
  • Vocal Group:
    Board MemberHarMENy MemberTenor 2
  • 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"
John L’Estrange
  • Name:
    John L’Estrange
  • Vocal Group:
    Bass
  • member since:
    September 2013
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Anything from the "It Gets Better" Project.
  • Chorus Memory:
    So far my favorite DMGMC memory is getting to sing back-up on an original song for Gloom Balloon at...
Joseph Holbrook
  • Name:
    Joseph Holbrook
  • Vocal Group:
    HarMENy MemberMembership TeamTenor 1
  • member since:
    2012
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    My 2 favorite arrangements are What Matters and Testimony. It speaks to the heart of what LGBT rights mean to me.
  • Chorus Memory:
    I would say my favorite memory so far has been the 2013 Pride Stage performance. We started on our o...
Joe Thering
  • Name:
    Joe Thering
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
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Frank Filippelli
  • Name:
    Frank Filippelli
  • Vocal Group:
    Bass
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
  • Chorus Memory:
    Dancing elves at the Christmas concerts at Westminster
Jerry Vroegh
  • Name:
    Jerry Vroegh
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    2014
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Tea for Two
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing back-up for Gloom Balloon at this summer's 80/35 Festival.
Doyle Monsma
  • Name:
    Doyle Monsma
  • Vocal Group:
    HarMENy MemberMarketing TeamTenor 2
  • member since:
    2000
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    The Star Spangled Banner
  • Chorus Memory:
    All the wonderful people I have met and many have become friends.
Terrance Korte
  • Name:
    Terrance Korte
  • Vocal Group:
    Board MemberHarMENy MemberTenor 2
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
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Craig Otto
  • Name:
    Craig Otto
  • Vocal Group:
    BassHarMENy MemberSection Leader
  • member since:
    December 2008
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Not in Our Town
  • Chorus Memory:
Timothy Rodriguez
  • Name:
    Timothy Rodriguez
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    2014
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    We All Have a Right.
  • Chorus Memory:
    Walking in the Pride Parade with the Chorus.
J. Wyatt Reicherts
  • Name:
    J. Wyatt Reicherts
  • Vocal Group:
    HarMENy MemberTenor 1
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
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Chad K
  • Name:
    Chad K
  • Vocal Group:
    Bass
  • member since:
    2013
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Ukranian Alleluia
  • Chorus Memory:
    Simply being able to sing again. YAY!
Charles Carnes
  • Name:
    Charles Carnes
  • Vocal Group:
    BassMusic Librarian
  • member since:
    1991
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Too many to name just one.
  • Chorus Memory:
    Miami
Chuck Jordan
  • Name:
    Chuck Jordan
  • Vocal Group:
    Music LibrarianTenor 2
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Rhythm Of Life
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing with the Twin Cities Men's chorus at Hoyt Sherman Auditorium.
Robert Thelen
  • Name:
    Robert Thelen
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    2013
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    "Testimony," by Stephen Schwartz.
  • Chorus Memory:
    I greatly enjoyed walking with the guys in the 2014 Capital City Pride parade and then later singi...
Bruce Carr
  • Name:
    Bruce Carr
  • Vocal Group:
    Music LibrarianTenor 2
  • member since:
    2006
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    Stand and Sing
  • Chorus Memory:
    Rehearsing with Rebecca
Hal Thompson
  • Name:
    Hal Thompson
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
    2003
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    There have been so many, I can't pick just one!
  • Chorus Memory:
    Performing the National Anthem at a fundraising event for President Clinton in the former Veterans'...
Rob Harlan
  • Name:
    Rob Harlan
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
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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...
Keith Wirtz
  • Name:
    Keith Wirtz
  • Vocal Group:
    Tenor 2
  • member since:
    September 2011
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    As most musicans the music we are getting ready for the next concert is my favorite.
  • Chorus Memory:
    I liked the first concert I preformed "Winter Solstice". The look of the church, the sound of the...
Ryan Stearns
  • Name:
    Ryan Stearns
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
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Ben Hagen
  • Name:
    Ben Hagen
  • Vocal Group:
    Director of HarMENyDMGMC Principal Accompanist
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
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Russ Kruse
  • Name:
    Russ Kruse
  • Vocal Group:
    Music LibrarianTenor 2
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    One voice
  • Chorus Memory:
    Attending Gala in Miami Florida
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
Keith Meendering
  • Name:
    Keith Meendering
  • Vocal Group:
    Board PresidentSection LeaderTenor 2
  • member since:
    2001
  • Favorite Arrangement:
    What Matters
  • Chorus Memory:
    Singing "How Could Anyone" at GALA 2012
Jesse Hatfield
  • Name:
    Jesse Hatfield
  • Vocal Group:
    Baritone
  • member since:
  • Favorite Arrangement:
  • Chorus Memory:
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