Michael Patterson's Psalm 23

DMMO festival artist Brandon Hendrickson and longtime summer festival employee Dr. Michael Patterson are pictured shortly after recording the composer’s 23rd Psalm. This piece is available in both medium high and medium low keys for $5 with all proceeds supporting future programming at DMMO through the endowment fund. With check, credit or debit card payment, you will receive your electronic version instantly for concert or special service use.

Click the link below to purchase the 23rd Psalm online or contact DMMO at 515-961-6221 or info@dmmo.org.

Michael Patterson

Michael R. Patterson has received numerous commissions for choral works, songs, works for saxophone, and for an operatic setting of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, commissioned by the Des Moines Metro Opera’s touring ensemble, OPERA Iowa and was seen by over 60,000 public school students during a two year tour through Iowa and four neighboring states. Several of his works are in publication.

In 2007, Michael was commissioned by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the Des Moines Metro Opera to write A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver for the OPERA Iowa. The opera toured for two years and was then televised by Iowa PBS. It has been broadcast numerous times and may be found on their website.
A Boys Will, three songs for baritone voice, may be found on “Songs by Stephen Lias, Michael Patterson, and Lee Hoiby”, which was released by Centaur Records.

Michael is a past recipient of the Iowa Composers Forum and Iowa Choral Directors Association Award as well as the Simpson College Distinguished Research Award.

Brandon Hendrickson

Brandon Hendrickson, baritone, is an active performer on the opera, concert and recital stage. Hendrickson’s “mellifluous,” and “beautiful baritone,” as hailed by Opera News, has been heard interpreting standard and contemporary operatic and recital repertoire on an international level. His performances on the opera stage have included Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Constantine in Pasatieri's The Seagull, Papageno in Mozart's The Magic Flute, Cascada in Lehar's The Merry Widow, Figaro in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, Demetrius in Britten's A Midsummer Night’s Dream, El Dancairo in Bizet's Carmen, John Brook in Adamo's Little Women, Albert in Massenet's Werther, Marcello and Schaunard in Puccini's La Bohème, the Jailer in Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, Leo in Barab’s I Can’t Stand Wagner, Father in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata, and Falke in Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss. 

On the concert stage, Hendrickson’s recent credits include performances with Duke Chapel’s Bach Cantata Series, South Dakota Chorale, Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival, Great Falls Symphony Orchestra, Canterbury Choral Society, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Helena Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Sounds of South Dakota, Louisiana Sinfonietta, Southeast Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. 

An active recitalist, Hendrickson performs frequently by invitation. In addition to recital work in his home state of Iowa, he has performed recitals in South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, and Texas. His International credentials include Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.