The first Soli Deo Musica concert of the 2013-14 season was held at Faith Lutheran Church, 10395 University Avenue, Clive, on the afternoon of October 13.
The concert featured musicians from the church community such as Beverley Duffy, organist, and members of the church’s chancel choir. Also participating were members of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. The performance was led by the church’s music director Dr. David Johnson.
The concert featured the Toccata by Eugene Gigout, the Sonata No. 8 by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet de Gant, Reflets dans l’eau, by Claude Debussy, the Suite for Strings and Magnificat in G by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Six Pieces for Orchestra by Jean Baptiste Lully.
The October 13 concert is one of four in this season’s Soli Deo Musica series of concerts, whose theme is music from around the world. Plans call for a Spanish-themed holiday concert whose centerpiece will be “Carols and Lullabies-Christmas in the Southwest” by American composer Conrad Susa, a member of the faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Other planned concerts include an appearance by Craig Cramer, professor of organ music at the University Of Notre Dame in Indiana and Christ lag in Todes Banden by Johann Sebastian Bach, featuring musicians from the Des Moines area along with the festival choir of Faith Lutheran Church.