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Michael Sattler - Executive Manager Don McMaster – Office Manager Nancy Crist – Bookkeeper

Board of Directors EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Sally Taylor Sally Taylor Insurance Group RMAA Board Chair Kelli Theis PioneerSolutions RMAA Board Vice-Chair Wade Frisbie Frisbie Financial RMAA Board Treasurer Jerry Cunningham OUTFRONT Magazine RMAA Board Secretary James Knapp Artistic and Managing Director DGMC

DIRECTORS Cindy Koch Always Best Care Senior Services Michael Rodel Retired, formerly Kaiser Permanente

Chorus Leadership Board Representatives Everett Schneider Bedrock Landscaping Materials President, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus

Scott M. Elliott Keller Williams Realty DTC LLC

Ann Afton Families First President, Denver Women’s Chorus

Rev. Christopher Gilmore Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ

Scotte Hoerle TIAA RMAA Marketing Committee Chair

James A. Henderson Attorney At Law


James Knapp – Artistic and Managing Director Sam Eschliman – Assistant Artistic Director & Director of Off Kilter! Ricki Vorrath-Moyer – Principal Accompanist Ken Leist - Choreographer

Mark Zwilling Artistic Director DWC

Mark Zwilling – Artistic Director Alison Dozier – Assistant Artistic Director & Director of Take Note! Beth DeBoer - Principal Accompanist Sarah Blizzard - Take Note! Pianist


Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust, Louden Family Foundation, AmazonSmile Foundation, Saponas Foundation, CenturyLink Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation, Charles Schwab Foundation, Community First Foundation


Dear Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Family and Friends, The British Are Coming! The British Are Coming!! Actually, they are here!!! Welcome to our British Invasion concert at the stunning Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, our March Concert home for the third consecutive year. The Ellie is a grand dame and worthy of hosting so many queens! Rumor has it there might be REAL royalty in the house. You are about to hear music from some of the greatest British artists of all time on this wonderful stage. Our terrific band returns for a 5th triumphant collaboration with the 120 voices of the DGMC. In addition, we are thrilled to share the spotlight with the immensely talented Mountain Aires, the all-male high school ensemble from the Denver Children’s Choir. What an absolutely delightful experience it has been to work with these awesome young people! From the first real British Rock Stars, Georg Friedrich Handel (1685-1759) and Gilbert and Sullivan (the Rodgers and Hammerstein of England), to some of the finest bands of all time, the Eurythmics, Eric Clapton, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, to solos artists such as Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, George Michael and Ed Sheeran, you will hear it all! Please make sure you join us for our final concert of the 2017-18 season, HOME, on June 8th and 9th at Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Denver. In the first half, we will explore themes of pride, compassion, dignity, harmony and hope, and will feature some wonderful new pieces; most notably, This Is Me from the critically-acclaimed film, “The Greatest Showman”, and You Will Be Found from “Dear Evan Hansen”, along with classics such as, True Colors and Proud. In the second half, The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus will be joined by guest soloists, chamber orchestra and singers from Denver area churches and community choruses to present the Rocky Mountain regional premiere of Street Requiem, a dramatic, hopeful and enlightening composition by Dr. Kathleen McGuire and Jonathon Welch. This beautiful choral work is part of the DGMC’s large collaborative multimedia artistic undertaking to heighten awareness, foster dialogue, empower citizens, and increase volunteer efforts to combat homelessness and housing insecurity in Denver and in cities around the globe. You will not want to miss this powerful, moving and inspiring concert experience! As always, thank you for joining us at The Ellie this weekend, and for your unwavering support as we continue our mission of “building community through music.” Now, on with the show! The singers have been rehearsing more than 50 hours to bring you entertainment worth coming out for. Long live the Queens! Seatbelts please….we are going to Rock and Roll You! Warmly, James Knapp Artistic and Managing Director Denver Gay Men’s Chorus


Artistic Staff for DGMC

James Knapp, Artistic and Managing Director

With more than 30 years of choral conducting experience leading college, church and community choruses, James is in his fifth season as Artistic and Managing Director of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and is leading the ensemble to higher levels of artistic and musical excellence. Currently the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Bayou City Performing Arts, James guided the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston, the Bayou City Women’s Chorus and the Bayou City Chorale for eight years with tremendous success. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Fredonia State University, a diploma from the Mozarteum Conservatory of Music in Salzburg, and a Masters of Music from the University of Texas at Austin. His choirs have appeared at regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Texas Choral Directors Association, and have performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra in the Palace of St. Petersburg Music Festival in Russia. In addition, James has conducted the featured choir at the International Church Music Festival in Coventry, England, with Sir David Willcocks.

Sam Eschliman, Assistant Artistic Director Sam is in his second season as Assistant Artistic Director of the DGMC and Director of Off Kilter!, the a cappella ensemble. A Nebraska native, Sam received his degree in music education from Doane University in 2013. After completing undergraduate studies, he taught at Lincoln Lutheran Middle and High School directing choirs in grades 6-12. In 2015, Sam moved to Denver to serve as Coordinator of Children and Youth Music at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch and, one year later, started his affiliation with the DGMC. In August, 2017, Sam relocated to Greeley with his wife, Taylor, to enroll in his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Northern Colorado.

Ricki Vorrath-Moyer, Principal Accompanist Ricki Vorrath-Moyer attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, then received her Bachelor of Music in Organ Performance at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She went on to receive her Masters of Music degree in Organ Performance, with minor emphases in Choral Conducting and Piano Pedagogy. She is currently Organist/Accompanist at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Denver. She is a member of Denver’s premiere handbell ensemble, the Rocky Mountain Ringers. Ricki also serves as the Artistic Director for the Metropolitan Choral Festival.

Ken Leist, Choreographer A business graduate of The University of Tulsa, Ken quickly turned his career focus to the performing arts after finding his passion for the stage while touring with the world-renowned organization, Up With People, for whom he is now the Choreographer/Associate Producer and Director of Cast Programs. His production experience includes roles both on stage and behind the scenes. Ken has performed in over 13 countries and on the high seas, and has had the opportunity to perform in and help produce events such as: World Youth Day ’00 in Rome, Italy; World Expo ’05 in Nagoya, Japan; and the Tournament of Roses Parade ’11 in Pasadena, CA. Ken has collaborated with the DGMC for four years and is so proud to work with such a talented community of singers. 5

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Denver Gay Men’s Chorus

DGMC Chorus Council Everett Schneider, President Michael Backman Matthew D.R. Bradford TJ Kizuka, Vice-President Nick Martinez Tom Rubane, Treasurer Eric Stephenson Herb Toplan Kyle Cameron Wood, Secretary

The Band

Production Team Kyle Jensen, Production Manager Stephen Wertz, Production Manager

Marketing Committee

Michael Backman Kayln Bohl Alex DeFazio Anne Drake, Stage Manager Anthony Fay Eric Horan, Costume Designer and Manager Mike Jones Timothy Kreuter Cory Rivers Marcus Smith

Production Design A collaboration of the entire production team Staging

James Knapp

Choreography Ken Leist


Alex DeFazio

Bill Sickles - Electric Guitar Isaac Points - Bass Philip Weightman - Drums Ricki Vorrath-Moyer - Keyboards Sam Eschliman - Percussion

Marketing Concept & Graphic Design Scotte Hoerle

Scotte Hoerle, RMAA Marketing Committee Chair Steven Capaldi Cheryl Hamilton TJ Kizuka V McDougall Michael Sattler Sally Taylor

Special thanks to

BetaWest Denver Public Schools Disguises and Costume Store Denver Tux Integrity Print Group Mark Gabriel-De Bell Jody Grossman KOOL 105 Jenna Manning, O.D. OUTFRONT Magazine Up With People PepsiCo MillerCoors Barefoot Wines A special thank you to RMAA’s Fifth Section Volunteers, who signed up to help RMAA in various capacities for our productions! Thank you!

Special thanks to


Mountain Aires, the all-male group ensemble of the

Jordan Benson Brock Boyd Donovan Branch Jesse Cookston Landon Cramer Cesar De LaRosa Bradley Donaldson Joshua Johnson Jono Judge Anton Karabushin Jose Lopez Christopher Song Liam Stevens Gus Trautwein Ian Trautwein Music Directors Lisa Cameron Mercedes Campana A very special shout out to Andy at for the promo video they put together for us!

Chorus Members First Tenor

Scott Bateman Kayln Bohl Kyle Bradley* Allen Browning Hayes Burton Nick Dixon Michael Ford Anne Frey Kyle Gates Krystalyn Goodson Mark Heneghan** Luke Johnson Mordechai Kadovitz Alok Nadig Christopher Pieper Zach Rae Craig Roberts Lukas Seelye David Valdez Glen Wood Kyle Cameron Wood

Second Tenor

Eric Austin Attard Erik Balsley Art Boggess Matthew D.R. Bradford** Michael Buckley Christopher Call Spencer Case Andrew Close Drew Currie Mike Cusic Maurie Cyr Shubhang Dave Robert DeMoss Peter Di Leo Kevin Doherty Mel Garcia Brandon Gerber Justin Gorrie Danny Henningson Scotte Hoerle Stephen Jaeger Kyle Jensen* Dean Kersten TJ Kizuka Zachary Lamb Mark Lively Todd Nienhueser Brian Ogden Keith Rutledge Shawn Snow Lady Strongman Wayne Sutton

Bradley Waters Reuben Yantis


Brendan Bassett David Boorman Anthony Fay Matthew Gray Julian Gines AJ Grover Gregoriah Hartman Matt Horn Kirk Jeter Don Johnson Ben Jones Mike Jones Mark Koch Craig Konnoth Timothy Kreuter John Krotchko Anthony Limรณn Brandon Lowry Rob Lowe Nick Martinez Roy Martinez Don McMaster Matthew Miller Nolan Oltjenbruns Aaron Pennington Michael Rodel* Quincey Roisum William Rush Corey Sell Eric Stephenson Herb Toplan** Doug Van Dine James Williard


Michael Backman** Terry Bohannon Andrew Bowman Dale Britt Steven Capaldi Christopher Dapper Alex DeFazio Jim Drake Art Glover Joe Gunter Eric Horan Stephen Hutt Sam Irvin Darrell Johnson Dan Kifer Keifer Mansfield Joshua Mayfield

JT McGowan Douglas Miller Rick Mitchell-Wyatt Maurice Murphy Micky Nettleton Eric Parkerson Christopher Perez Ross Pruett Cory Rivers Mark Roberts Tom RuBane Everett Schneider Victor Silva Marcus Smith Griffin Sutherland John Trujillo Vern Tuttle Stephen Wertz*


Sam Eschliman

First Tenor

Lukas Seelye Hayes Burton Michael Ford Kyle Cameron Wood

Second Tenor

Kyle Bradley Christopher Pieper Brian Ogden Scotte Hoerle


Brendan Bassett Michael Rodel Christopher Perez Christopher Dapper


Maurice Murphy William Rush Griffin Sutherland John Trujillo

* = musical section leaders ** = section coordinators



God Save The Queen Traditional

Let Our Resplendent Voices All Unite

Music by George Frederick Handel (1685-1759), arr. Bob Mensel Dancers:

Alex DeFazio, Griffin Sutherland, Michael Backman, Michael Ford

We Sail The Ocean Blue

from H.M.S. Pinafore - W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan Dancers:

Christopher Pieper, John Trujillo, Kayln Bohl, Kyle Bradley, Michael Buckley, Steven Capaldi

Son of a Preacher Man

Words and Music by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins, arr. Steven Milloy, traditionally performed by Dusty Springfield Soloists

Krystalyn Goodson - Friday/Saturday Night Wayne Sutton - Saturday Matinee

Fix You

Words and Music by Guy Berryman, Will Champion, Chris Martin and Jon Buckland; arr. Phillip Lawson; traditionally performed by Coldplay Performed by Off Kilter! Soloists

Kyle Cameron Wood and John Trujillo

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

from the film “Life of Brian” and the musical “Spamalot” Words and Music by Eric Idle, arr. Mac Huff Soloists

Kyle Jensen, John Krotchko, Mel Garcia - Friday/Saturday Night Stephen Hutt, Tim Kreuter, Erik Balsley - Saturday Matinee 8

Fields of Gold

Music and Lyrics by Sting; arr. Ethan Sperry Soloists

Joshua Mayfield, Eric Parkerson, Dan Kifer - Friday/Saturday Night Eric Attard, Bradley Waters, Julian Gines - Saturday Matinee

Stayin’ Alive

Night Fever, Too Much Heaven, I’ve Got A Message To You, Words, How Deep Is Your Love, I Started A Joke, Stayin’ Alive Music by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robin Gibb; arr. Teena Chinn, traditionally performed by the Bee Gees Dancers

Anthony Limón, David Valdez, James Williard, Keifer Mansfield, Nick Martinez, Scott Bateman, Shubhang Dave, Tim Kreuter

Thinking Out Loud

Words and Music by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge, arr. Kirby Shaw Performed by Off Kilter! Soloist Scotte Hoerle

This Is My Life

Music and Lyrics by Bruno Canfora, Antonio Armurri and Norman Newell, arr. Charles Beale, traditionally performed by Shirley Bassey Soloists

Spencer Case - Friday/Saturday Night Luke Johnson - Saturday Matinee

Intermission ACT 2

Special Guest Performers: Mountain Aires, the all-male group ensemble of the Denver Children’s Choir Music Directors Lisa Cameron and Mercedes Campana

The Denver Children’s Choir believes that music can make a positive difference in the lives of children. Its comprehensive choral music education program brings Denver area children of all ages together in a nurturing and inclusive environment.

Magical Mystery Tour

Music by The Beatles; arr. Mercedes Campana

Fool in the Rain

Music by Led Zeppelin (Plant/Page) arr. Mercedes Campana Performed by Mountain Aires Soloist Jesse Cookston


Stairway to Heaven

Music by Led Zeppelin; arr. Mercedes Campana Performed by Mountain Aires Soloist Liam Stevens

Thank you to Mountain Aires for joining us onstage for British Invasion!

Circle of Life

from the musical “The Lion King” - Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Sir Elton John; arr. David Maddux Performed by Off Kilter!, Mountain Aires and the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Soloists Anton Karabushin and Liam Stevens - Mountain Aires Kyle Bradley, Christopher Pieper - Off Kilter!

Dancers: James Williard & Shubhang Dave

Rumour Has It/Someone Like You

by Adele - Music by Anders and Astrom; arr. Mark Brymer Soloists

Griffin Sutherland, Brandon Gerber - Friday/Saturday Night Brandon Lowry, Mark Heneghan - Saturday Matinee


Anthony Limón, David Valdez, Keifer Mansfield, Nick Martinez, Scott Bateman, Tim Kreuter

Boy George

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me Karma Chameleon Culture Club - Words and Music by George O’Dowd, Jon Moss, Michael Craig, Roy Hay and Phil Pickett; arr. Tim Sarsany Boy Georges

Mona K, Imma K, Arielle Finegold, Adan Mata, Andrew LeBeau


Lukas Seelye - Friday/Saturday Night Kyle Gates - Saturday Matinee

Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)

Eurythmics - Music and Lyrics by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart; arr. David Maddux


Freedom ‘90

Words and Music by George Michael; arr. Steven Milloy Soloists

Hayes Burton - Friday/Saturday Night Anthony Limón - Saturday Matinee

Change the World

Words and Music by Wayne Kirkpatrick, Gordon Kennedy and Tommy Sims; arr. Mac Huff, traditionally performed by Eric Clapton Performed by Mountain Aires and the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Soloists Brock Boyd - All Concerts Keifer Mansfield - Friday/Saturday Night Art Glover - Saturday Matinee

Additional Dancers: Chris Dapper, Lady Strongman, Maurice Murphy, Quincey Roisum, Scotte Hoerle

Attendants to the Queen TJ Kizuka & Lady Strongman - Friday/Saturday Night Kevin Doherty & Stephen Hutt - Saturday Matinee

Queen Elizabeth II Karla Bohl

EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! LOOKING FOR SOPRANOS AND ALTOS FOR JUNE CONCERT Have you ever wanted to sing with the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus? Now is your one big chance! The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus will be performing the Colorado premiere of a fantastic new choral work in the second half of our June 2018 concert. We are in need of sopranos and altos to join us for this special project and would love to have individual singers as well as singers from choral groups throughout Denver. The piece does not need to be memorized and will be presented with a mixed chorus of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, soloists and chamber orchestra. Rehearsals are Sunday evenings from 7:30-9 pm at Christ United Methodist Church at 7th and Colorado Boulevard. If you are a singer, or know someone who might be interested, please email for more information. It is going to be an amazing experience! 11

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Join RMAA’s Guardian Circle! The Guardian Circle is Rocky Mountain Arts Association’s monthly defined-giving program for family and friends of The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and The Denver Women’s Chorus. When enrolling in this program at the Bronze ($10-49), Silver ($50-99) or Gold ($100+) levels, individuals are afforded the opportunity to support one or both choruses and to embrace the Association’s mission of “Building Community Through Music.” Guardian Circle members can designate monthly, tax-deductible contributions at any level to support many activities, including: to purchase new music and to defray the costs of securing performing rights; to assist individual singers with their annual chorus membership dues; to enhance production capabilities at our subscription concerts; to underwrite outreach efforts to unserved and underserved audiences in our community; and to support the Association’s administrative functions. Depending on the contribution level, each new or continuing Guardian Circle member receives a variety of benefits, such as: recognition in the printed program at every subscription concert; a specially designed Guardian Circle pin; complimentary tickets; invitations to exclusive donor recognition events; access to concert previews, preferential seating at performances; and invitations to exclusive VIP areas at all subscription concerts. Please consider this opportunity to join RMAA’s Guardian Circle and to wrap your arms around the 220-singing members of these two fine choruses. For more information about the specific benefits at each donor level, or to enroll as a new member now, please visit our support page at; email us at; or call our office at 303-325-3959.

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The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus was established in 1982 with a passionate commitment to the lives and wellbeing of LGBTQ persons and steadfast dedication to fostering tolerance and acceptance among diverse communities in Colorado. Now in its 36th season as the premier gay arts organization in our state, the DGMC has performed more than 200 concerts that have entertained, educated, inspired and empowered audiences of all ages. The ensemble has performed twice with the Colorado Symphony, sung at openings and closings of the state legislature, performed on university campuses in Colorado and Wyoming, and appeared with many well-known Broadway and pop music guest artists. The DGMC has premiered newlycommissioned choral works by 12 composers, including the Rocky Mountain regional premiere of Andrew Lippa’s critically acclaimed I Am Harvey Milk; Nathan Hall’s Mountain and Rivers; Alan Shorter’s Make The Earth Your Companion; and James Deignan’s What Do The Bells Say?. The chorus has appeared prominently in Colorado’s top-tier performances venues, including Boettcher Concert Hall, The Buell Theatre, Gates Hall, The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Griffin Hall and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. In 2016, the DGMC made a groundbreaking appearance at the United States Air Force Academy Chapel, becoming one of the first openly gay choruses to sing at any of our nation’s military academies. In December, the chorus returned to the steps of the City and County Building in downtown Denver as featured entertainers for a live broadcast of Light the Lights to kickoff the 2017 Holiday Season. Beyond Colorado, the DGMC has traveled to 12 states, the District of Columbia and Canada, and has made joint appearances with several gay men’s choruses in major US cities. The DGMC’s history of advocating for safe and supportive communities for all citizens is reflected in collaborations with The Matthew Shepard Foundation, The LGBT Community Center of Colorado, The Colorado AIDS Project, One Colorado, The Boulder County AIDS Project, Out Boulder, The Colorado LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, PFLAG Boulder County, and the national It Gets Better campaign. Next month, the chorus is excited to embark on its first-ever tour of schools to promote diversity, foster self-acceptance among Colorado youth and support anti-bullying efforts in our schools. Later this summer, the DGMC will make its inaugural appearance at Coors Field to sing the national anthem at an MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres.

Off Kilter! is a dynamic a cappella vocal troupe comprised of singers from the larger Denver Gay Men’s Chorus. The 16-member ensemble performs throughout the year at numerous small venues in the Denver metropolitan area and engages communities, supports causes and entertains audiences of all ages with a repertoire that ranges from classical to contemporary. Under the direction of Sam Eschliman, Off Kilter! recently was selected to participate in a master class with The King’s Singers, the world-renowned British men’s a cappella vocal ensemble. Off Kilter! is available to perform at private functions. For more information, contact us at or call us at 303-325-3959.



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Tim Grafsgaard D.L Guenin David M Hardesty Roger Harris Gerald (Gerry) Higgins Dave Holbrook Jon Holtz Martin Howell Michael Hughes Daniel Hunter Frank Ingalls William Charles Ingram Dan Jonas Kevin Jordan John David Kennedy Jamz David Lackner Brad Van Langen Agustine LeFebre Alejandro Longoria Wray Lundquist Bob Lyon Bill Maier Leroy McCormick Ellis McFadden Bruce McKelvie Steve Mills Steven H Mitchell Ron Moore Tim Moore Thomas D Morehouse Tim Mowczko Patrick A Mullins Chuck Myers J. Richard Norton

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DGMC British Invasion! Spring Program  

Program from the British Invasion! Show for the Denver Gay Men's Chorus, performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performin...

DGMC British Invasion! Spring Program  

Program from the British Invasion! Show for the Denver Gay Men's Chorus, performed at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performin...

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