This week’s Symphonies of Iowa broadcast features Orchestra Iowa’s Missa Solemnis concert. Orchestra Iowa will perform Beethoven’s Mass in D, Op. 123 “Missa Solemnis”, performed with the Simpson College Chamber Singers, the Simpson College Choir, the Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble, and guest vocal soloists Mary Wilson, Beth Lytwynec, Eric Barry, and Sumner Thompson.
Considered among music scholars to be the pinnacle of Beethoven’s composing career, the Missa Solemnis is a magnificent choral and orchestral work that was written as a profession of Beethoven’s faith. Tune in on Sunday, June 5 at 4 p.m. and again on Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. for this Symphonies of Iowa broadcast!
BEETHOVEN – Missa Solemnis
The Simpson College Chamber Singers
The Simpson College Choir
The Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble
Mary Wilson, soprano
Beth Lytwynec, mezzo soprano
Eric Barry, tenor
Sumner Thompson, bass
Timothy Hankewich, Music Director and Conductor
(Concert recorded May 6 & 8, 2016)