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Drake University Community Chorus

The Drake University Community Chorus is a non-auditioned ensemble open to all Drake students, faculty, and staff, as well as interested singers in the Des Moines area.

The ensemble typically consists of 100+ singers and rehearses weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. There is no fee for membership and no audition, although singers purchase their own music. The Chorus performs at the end of each semester and sings both major choral/orchestral works and a variety of smaller works of many styles. The ensemble is conducted by Dr. Eric Barnum, Director of Choral Activities

After an extended hiatus due to covid-19, Drake will once again welcome back members of the Des Moines community to come and sing joyfully with us this Fall (2022)!  
The first organizational meeting and rehearsal will be held on Tuesday, September 13th in Sheslow Auditorium at 6:30pm.  Music for the Fall semester will be provided by the University.  Please help spread the word that our Des Moines community can once again sing at Drake this Fall!

If you have questions about the ensemble, please contact Dr. Eric Barnum or

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