Building Community Through Music
The Denver Gay Men's Chorus exists to build community through music.
The members of the Chorus have joined together for the purpose of making an artistic statement: the Chorus, as it sings, provides educational, cultural and social enrichment for our audiences and ourselves, and we identify as an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people and supporters that is actively making a positive contribution to the entire community.
On October 5, 2007, GALA Choruses, Inc. held its annual Leadership Conference in Denver. All eight of Colorado's GALA-associated choruses performed in The Everything Possible Concert, including RMAA's four choruses. This concert was notable for many reasons, especially as the world-premier of our Mosaic Youth Chorus. Below are links to the three songs we performed that evening. The first track is the introduction of the chorus to the audience by a person very special to RMAA.
Track 1 - Introduction of DGMC by Bob "Melba" Moore, Founding Artistic Director
Track 2 - Shine (Text by Walt Whitman, Music by Timothy Snyder)
Track 3 - Workin' for the Dawn of Peace (Civil War Songs, Arranged by Ron Jeffers)
Track 4 - From This House (Text by Ben and Julianne Allaway, Music by Ben Allaway)
If you would like to audition to be a singing member of the Denver Gay Men's Chorus, please email us with your name and an evening contact phone number. You may also call us at 303-325-3959. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings, 6:30 to 9:30, at Christ Church.
The next opportunity for new singers to audition will be January 2013. In the meantime, we do maintain a list between auditions of anyone who is interested in being contacted before the next audition opportunity. If you'd like to be added to this list, we'll be happy to do so if you'll email or call us with your contact details.
Founded in 1982 with 75 members, the Denver Gay Men's Chorus was the first openly gay arts organization in Denver and the first to use the word "gay" in its name. Rocky Mountain Arts Association was chosen as our corporate name and was used when signing contracts, accepting donations or in any other situation where the chorus name may not have been "appropriate."
A long-standing, openly gay organization, the Denver Gay Men's Chorus was created to serve as a brotherhood for local homosexual men. The group has been a beacon of strength and support during strenuous years for the gay and lesbian community. The Denver Gay Men's Chorus is a talented choral ensemble that is dedicated to musical excellence. The group speaks through song to issues meaningful to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender experience. Touching ears and hearts alike, the Denver Gay Men's Chorus and its messages of acceptance and pride continue to be in large demand with diverse audiences.
The Denver Gay Men's Chorus is a program of Rocky Mountain Arts Association. Day-to-day membership and program related issues are managed by the Chorus Council of the Denver Gay Men's Chorus.
Denver Gay Men's Chorus - Chorus Council
Dale Britt - Chorus President
Owen Niland - Chorus Vice-President
Santiago E. del Regato, Jr.
Ben Riggs - Ex-Officio
Erin McLain - Ex-Officio
Dr. Tim Seelig, Guest Artistic Director
Kevin Crowe, Assistant Director
Darren Wirth, Principal Accompanist