The Red Door Concert Series

The Grace music department is starting a new concert series in September. They have planned five concerts on Saturday evenings at 7:00 and one special event on a Saturday afternoon in December.

The goal of our concert series is to celebrate the wonderful music program we have at Grace and to bring people to our church who may not otherwise come. At this point, we are looking for sponsors to help get our series off the ground – to help pay some of the musicians, provide publicity throughout the metro area, and cover other expenses. We are also hoping to raise money to help with the pipe organ renovation and other church programs. If you would like to help, we are looking for donations of $50 and above. Your name will be listed in our program as a way to thank you. Checks may be sent to the church office, marked for “concert series.”

Purchase tickets for upcoming concerts here.


Upcoming Events

Tour Cancelled Looking for Another Date for this Concert

Grinnell Singers

Hear the choir led by their conductor, John Rommereim, This ensemble has traveled extensively and will be in concert at Grace before their European tour.  The concert will include a variety of choral works, including three pieces for choir and jazz saxophone: Idumea by Richard Bjela; America by John Rommereim; and Deep River arranged by Anders Paulsson.

No ticket necessary for the concert; a free-will offering will be collected to help defray travel expenses for the choir.

Concert Postponed - Date to be Determined

Wayne Page Jazz 

May 16

“O For a Thousand Toungues”

Hymn Festival featuring Grace choirs, bells, and brass, as well as a special send-off for the Chapel Choir’s trip to England in July


Past Events

September 28

Our own Grace musicians will be performing – Emily Miller, soprano; Cheryl Fraracci, alto; Devon Steve, tenor; Michael Gookin, baritone and piano; Ann Gerdom, organ and piano; Wayne Page, soprano saxophone. The evening will feature works for vocal quartet, vocal solos, piano four hands, and organ. A reception will follow in Fellowship Hall.

October 12

Bridges to Harmony from Roosevelt High School

The choir, which was created in 2007 by James McNear in response to an artist-in-residence event conducted by Dr. Iris Stevenson at Roosevelt in 2006,  prides itself on providing a home for students of many races and cultures. The choir has had great impact on the landscape of Des Moines Public Schools, and has traveled throughout the Midwestern region, committing to numerous performances each year. The group performs traditional spirituals, contemporary gospel, and inspirational songs, as well as songs composed by the students themselves.

December 7 - 2 pm

A Christmas Tea with “Little Women” on Saturday, December 7, 2:00 pm, in Fellowship Hall. Grace member Wini Moranville will prepare food and talk about her newly published cookbook, “The Little Women Cookbook.” A string duo, Clear Joy with Anna and Elaina Steenson, will play Christmas and classical music during the tea. Tickets are $20 ($10 for children 12 years and under) and will need to be purchased in advance of the event. Tickets will be sold on Sundays in the narthex. Wini’s cookbook will be available for purchase at the tea, and Wini will be happy to sign it for you! Contact Ann Gerdom (; 515-278-5011) for more information

February 22

Metro Brass Quintet

Iowa Grown – featuring music written and arranged by Iowa composers

The Metro Brass Quintet started in the spring of 2014 and has played in the Des Moines area for numerous events and church services, including twice for the Iowa Annual Conference and for the installation of Bishop Laurie Haller. We are excited to share an evening of music with you with original compositions and beautiful classics for everyone!

Recption following sponsored by Grace Youth to benefit the England Trip.  Free will donations accepted.