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Founded in 1984, the Denver Women's Chorus (DWC) exists to build community through music. Although our origins lie in the lesbian community, we are open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are a community chorus of women with equal interests in the excellence of our music and performances, as well as in the communities in which we live. DWC believes that music should challenge and inspire us towards individual growth and dynamic engagement in enriching the entire community; the chorus, our audience, and beyond.

Join the Denver Women's Chorus!

The Denver Women's Chorus rehearses most weeks on Sunday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church (1980 Dahlia Street, Denver, CO 80220). You are welcomed to attend a rehearsal to see what the DWC experience is like – just email info@rmarts.org to confirm rehearsal is happening when you want to stop by. Auditions to sing in the January 2015 concert are already over, but you can email us at info@rmarts.org and we'll add you to the notification list for our next auditions. The auditions for the Spring season will be held in February 2015. If you are interested, please attend the rehearsal on Sunday, February 8 from 6-9 PM at Montview Presbyterian Church. At that rehearsal you will experience a mock audition and have an opportunity to sign up for an audition time later that week.

"I sing with this community of women for the beauty of passion and joy expressed in their voices."

- Ann Afton

Mark Zwilling, Artistic Director

Mark's educational and professional background is extensive, and he has served as artistic director for the women's chorus for 11 years. Mark also served as artistic director for OutLoud for 5 years. Currently, Mark is the Director of Music at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, is the staff accompanist for the Colorado Academy, and is an actively performing pianist and private voice teacher.

Prior to coming to Denver, Mark worked with Tim Seelig and the Women's Chorus of Dallas and was the Director of Worship at Cathedral of Hope, the largest Metropolitan Community Church in the world. Marks talents have led him throughout the country and have provided him the opportunity of working with such individuals as former Phantom of the Opera star Michael Crawford, as well as performing under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Arts. Mark holds three undergraduate degrees and a master's degree in Music. He graduated with honors from DePaul University.

 

Alison Dozier, Assistant Artistic Director

Alison Dozier is the Assistant Artistic Director of the Denver Women's Chorus and the Director of Take Note! the small ensemble of the Denver Women's Chorus. Alison has been with the chorus for the past 4 years, serving as a section leader, soloist, and music selection committee member. As a member of Take Note! she has collaborated on original arrangements and choralography.

Alison has loved to sing since childhood and comes from a musical family. She became interested in jazz at an early age and went on to sing big band jazz and swing while minoring in music at Macalester College. Alison is a professional counselor in Denver working with children and families.