Building Community Through Music
Mosaic Youth Chorus is Denver's only safe-space chorus for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their straight friends, ages 14 to 20. We are a non-audition chorus and all youth are welcome. Our goal is to provide a safe space for youth to simply be themselves, while surrounded by positive adult and peer role models. Mosaic was founded in 2007, beginning rehearsals in August, and premiered at a concert in October with seven other GLBT/Allied choruses from Colorado. We are the seventh chorus of our kind in North America, all of which were founded in the last 5 years. We are a member of GALA Choruses, the association of gay and lesbian choruses.
The mission of Mosaic Youth Chorus is to build community through music. We build community within the chorus with the friendships we make and through that which we learn from each other. We also build community through music with our audiences and supporters by sharing positive experiences with them of what it really means to be GLBTQQ/Supportive in today's world. We seek to participate in and contribute to the entire community by providing educational, cultural and social enrichment for our audiences, supporters and ourselves.
Every Thursday is open rehearsal for Mosaic Youth Chorus. Come check us out! We rehearse at Christ Church, 690 Colorado Blvd in Denver. The evening begins at 5:30 with a free healthy dinner. Rehearsal begins at 6:00 and lasts till 8:00. If you would like to drop in and check us out you are more than welcome. You don't even have to sing, just come hang out with us. We welcome new members at any time. Click Here to view our calendar to make sure we are meeting on a particular Thursday.
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-premiere of 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 Mosaic by Kathleen O\92Boyle, Director of Youth Services at Rainbow Alley
Track 2 - Hashivenu (Israeli Folk Song, Arranged by Doreen Rao)
Track 3 - Bonse Aba (Traditional Zambian, Arranged by Andres Fischer)
Track 4 - How Could Anyone (Words and Music by Libby Roderick, Arranged by Mac Huff)
If you would like to join Mosaic Youth Chorus or have questions about joining, you can simply show up at one of our rehearsals (see Open Rehearsal, above.) You can also call us or send us an email. Our address is email@example.com and our phone number is 303-325-3959.
Youth under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or guardian sign a consent form in order to perform with the chorus, unless they are emancipated. However, if consent is not possible, you are still welcome to have dinner and rehearse with us on Thursdays. All of our staff and regular volunteers have gone through background screening, including the national sex offender database screening. Our first purpose is to provide a safe space for GLBTQQ/Allied youth.
Mosaic Youth Chorus is a program of Rocky Mountain Arts Association. We have a Chorus Council that oversees day-to-day operations of the chorus. The council is made up of adults and youth.