Our History

Originally known as the Des Moines Men’s Chorus from 1985 to 1992, the Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus (DMGMC) reorganized in 2001 under the guidance of Artistic Director and Conductor, Dr. Randal A. Buikema. In 2005, the chorus found new leadership under Dr. Rebecca Gruber, the current Artistic Director and Conductor.

The chorus has an extensive history of performances and honors. Newly reformed, the Des Moines Gay Men’s Chorus gave its first performance in May 2001, thanks to the dedication of supportive members of the community. The chorus now presents a three-concert season and performs at various events in the community.

Chorus Highlights