Dear RMAA Family, Friends, Allies and Singers,
Issues concerning the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continue to quickly change and have altered our performance plans for this weekend for Motown and More! From The Temptations to Lizzo. Although the Governor and the Mayor of Denver have discouraged but not banned large gatherings (nor has the Denver Performing Arts Complex canceled existing performances), RMAA feels a responsibility to be proactive in this case.
After continued discussions between the Executive members of both the RMAA Board of Directors and DGMC Chorus Council, the upcoming performances of Motown and More! From The Temptations to Lizzo scheduled for this weekend at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and next Wednesday at Waring Theater at Arapahoe Community College have been postponed.
This unanimous decision has not been made lightly. We believe this to be the appropriate course of action given the quick development surrounding this situation. Our priority is the safety and health of our membership, volunteers, audiences and the general public. We will have more information once we have ironed out all the details regarding the new dates and the future of the show.
Everyone who has purchased a ticket for the Ellie Caulkins performances this weekend will be receiving a communication from AXS or DPAC before 1 p.m., March 13, regarding refunds. Those who have purchased tickets for the Waring Theater at Arapahoe Community College for Wednesday, March 18th, will also be receiving communication from RMAA/DGMC directly once we work out the details with our ticketing platform. Rest assured we are working diligently to accomplish these communications as quickly as possible.
Please take care of yourself and others. We look forward to fulfilling our mission of building community through music and honoring and uplifting our audiences through inspiring performances soon. These are unprecedented circumstances and we appreciate your support during these times of uncertainty. DGMC and RMAA will continue to be a vibrant member of the community whatever may happen. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time.
We will keep singing! It’s good for the soul! Thank you for your continued support in our mission of building community through music and know that we are very sad to have to postpone, but feel this is the right decision for the health and welfare of all.
Sally Taylor and Ann Afton, Rocky Mountain Arts Association Board of Directors
Wade Frisbie, Treasurer of RMAA Board of Directors
Jerry Cunningham, Secretary of RMAA Board of Directors
James Knapp, Artistic Director, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus
Michael Backman, President of DGMC Council
Scotte Hoerle, Vice-President of DGMC Council
Stephen Hutt, Treasurer/Secretary of DGMC Council
Michael Sattler, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Arts Association