SOI Presents: Orchestra Iowa's "Missa Solemnis"

May 31, 2016

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.

Orchestra Iowa performs Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis" with guest vocalists from Simpson College and Des Moines
Credit Cliff Jette

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)