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. A long-standing, openly gay organization, the Denver Gay Men's Chorus was created to serve as a brotherhood for local homosexual men. The Denver Gay Men's Chorus is a talented choral ensemble that is dedicated to musical excellence. The group speaks through song about 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.
"I sing in the Denver Gay Men's Chorus because of my love of vocal performance and to be part of a community of like-minded individuals."
Come Sing With Us!
We are holding auditions for new members for our upcoming Pride Concert at Gates Concert Hall on the University of Denver campus. It will feature the Colorado premiere of "I AM HARVEY MILK." and DIVALICIOUS some of the greatest songs of our female icons!
What to expect: a 10 minute interview and sing with no worries! Sing part of a song that you bring (1 minute in length) or sing the melody of "My Country Tis of Thee" and sing scales and match random notes played on the piano. That is it!
If you are interested in attending, please send an email with your name, contact email and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include "DGMC March 2014 Auditions" in the subject line.
Come make great music with great people!
James Knapp, Artistic Director
With 30 years of choral conducting experience with colleges, churches and GALA Choruses, James Knapp is leading the Denver Gay Men's Chorus and OutLoud: The Colorado Springs Men's Chorus to greater levels of artistic and musical excellence. Mr. Knapp, who is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Bayou City Performing Arts, guided the Houston Gay Men's Chorus, Bayou City Women's Chorus and the Bayou City Chorale for 8 years with tremendous success.
Previously Mr. Knapp was the Artistic Director and Managing Director of the Bayou City Performing Arts for 8 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Fredonia State University and Masters of Music: Applied Voice from the University of Texas at Austin.