Brucemorchestra broadcast to air Thanksgiving Day

Brucemorchestra_GazetteDon’t forget to include Iowa Public Radio Classical in your Thanksgiving celebration this year, as they present an encore of Orchestra Iowa’s 2015 Brucemorchestra concert featuring a men’s chorus that included many of the Harmony Hawks. The Performance Iowa broadcast will air on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 at 2 PM on the following Iowa Public Radio Classical broadcast frequencies:

  • Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, 91.7
  • Ottumwa, 91.1
  • Cedar Falls, Waterloo, 89.5
  • Ames, Des Moines, 90.1 HD 2
  • Patterson, Des Moines, 105.9  Dubuque, 97.7
  • Pleasantville,  96.3 Mitchellville, 88.9
  • Mason City, 90.7
  • KUNI, 90.9 HD 2
  • Des Moines, 97.7

Or online through the streaming media player found at

Recorded live on Saturday, September 12, 2015 on the grounds of Brucemore mansion in Cedar Rapids, this year’s Brucemorchestra theme was Brucemorchestra! 1812 and More. This annual family tradition featured one of the most famous works of all time – Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. The program also included Dvorak’s iconic Symphony No. 9, From the New World, as well as Semtana’s The Moldau from Ma Vlast, and the Men of Harlech March, arranged by music director Timothy Hankewich.

In addition to Orchestra Iowa, an over 100-member men’s chorus was included. The ensemble was made up of male singers from the Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale, Mt. Mercy University, Coe College, Kirkwood Community College, and The Harmony Hawks. The Orchestra Iowa Discovery Chorus and The Westminster Presbyterian Church Hand Bell Choir also joined the symphony and chorus on Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.


TCHAIKOVSKY1812 Overture (with children’s and men’s chorus)

DVORAKSymphony No. 9, From the New World

SMETANAThe Moldau from Ma Vlast

Arr. TIMONTHY HANKEWICHMen of Harlech March (featuring the men’s chorus)

(Concert recorded September 12, 2015)

For more information contact Jacqueline Halbloom at:

[email protected] or 800-772-2440 Ext. 36485