The Denver Gay Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus and the Denver Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus are part of the Rocky Mountain Arts Association, a non-profit arts organization with the mission of building community through music. Learn more about these choruses and RMAA at rmarts.org!
Michael Sattler, Executive Director Sarah Gumina, Marketing Manager Molly Hughes, Office Manager Nancy Crist, Bookkeeper
BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sally Taylor Sally Taylor Insurance Group RMAA Board Co-Chair
Rev. Christopher Gilmore Faith Outreach, Sixth Ave. United Church of Christ
Ann Afton RMAA Board Co-Chair
Heidi Shriver Montview Conservatory for the Arts
Wade Frisbie Frisbie Financial RMAA Board Treasurer
James A. Henderson Attorney At Law
Jerry Cunningham OUTFRONT Magazine RMAA Board Secretary
Mary Viviano Retired attorney Michael Rodel Retired - Kaiser Permanente
James Knapp Artistic and Managing Director Raul Dominguez Assistant Artistic Director & Director of Off Kilter! Ricki Vorrath-Moyer Principal Pianist Ken Leist Choreographer
CHORUS LEADERSHIP BOARD REPRESENTATIVES Michael Backman President, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Lynn Montano President, Denver Women’s Chorus
EX-OFFICIO James Knapp Artistic and Managing Director, Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Mark Zwilling Artistic Director Denver Women’s Chorus
Mark Zwilling Artistic Director Alison Dozier Assistant Artistic Director & Director of Take Note! Beth DeBoer Principal Pianist Joe Roessler Take Note! Pianist
OUR 2019 - 2020 SPONSORS
A special thanks to the Louden Family Foundation, SmileAmazon Foundation, CenturyLink Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation, Charles Schwab Foundation, Nordstrom Foundation, and Community First Foundation.
From Artistic Director James Knapp Dear Friends of DGMC, We are thrilled to be making our fourth consecutive appearance at the stunning Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex to present Motown and More! It is always a privilege to sing here every year and we are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with Denver Arts and Venues to bring this concert to you. We look forward to many more collaborations in the future! At this rollicking two hour concert, we are performing some of the greatest songs of the Motown era and beyond. For more than six decades, writers and singers from Detroit, along with famous African American composers and artists from across America, have created many different musical styles that have infused unique energy into pop culture in unforgettable and life changing ways. Our DGMC singers, dancers, narrators, musicians and producers have been preparing this concert since January and we are excited to bring you the best of the best! Looking ahead, we hope you will join us for the exciting final concert series in our 38th Season which will feature the Rocky Mountain regional premiere of Unbreakable, a 2019 co-commissioned musical by famed Broadway composer Andrew Lippa. In addition to his well-known musicals, The Wild Party, The Addams Family and Big Fish, our patrons will remember Mr. Lippa as the composer of the powerful oratorio, I Am Harvey Milk, which was performed for sold out audiences by The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus in 2014. Inspired by August Wilson’s The Ground on Which I Stand, a ten-play cycle documenting the African American experience in this country, Lippa’s Unbreakable will take our audiences on a musical journey chronicling the LGBTQ experience in America from 1900 to the present day. Our singers and soloists, accompanied by chamber orchestra, will explore how our community evolved, triumphed, suffered and soared for the past 120 years. “The history of the world is about communities telling their stories,” says Lippa. “We need to create more of our own stories for gay children. To me, this is missionary work. It’s a kind of spiritual work.” Please make plans to join us on June 12-13 for an entertaining, inspiring and unforgettable musical experience as we bring Unbreakable to the exquisite King Center Concert Hall at the Auraria Higher Education Center. We’re certain you will find this concert the ideal way to kickoff your June 2020 PrideFest celebration in Denver! As always, thank you for joining us at The Ellie Caulkins Opera House and for your unwavering support as we further our mission of “building community through music.” Now, let’s start “Dancing in the Streets”. We have had a ball exploring the richness of this music and its historical significance, and learning some groovy dance steps. We’re excited to share it all with you. So, curtain up! James Knapp Artistic and Managing Director The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus
Artistic Staff for the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus James Knapp, Artistic and Managing Director
With more than 35 years of choral conducting experience leading university, church, and community choruses, James is in his seventh season as Artistic and Managing Director of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus. He is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Bayou City Performing Arts. With a collective membership of over 200 voices, he guided the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston, the Bayou City Women’s Chorus (founder), and the Bayou City Chorale for eight years with tremendous success. His choruses have appeared at regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and have performed concert tours throughout Europe, Britain, and Russia. They have performed with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Colorado Symphony and the International Church Music Festival in Coventry, England with Sir David Willcocks. He taught choral workshops throughout the US, in Europe, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Singapore, and Thailand. In 2006, James was the Artistic Director of the Gay Games VII in Chicago and June 9, 2009 was proclaimed “James Knapp Day” in the City of Houston by Mayor Bill White. US Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tx) awarded James the Certificate of Congressional Recognition from The United States House of Representatives for artistic excellence to further the cause of social justice. One of the greatest honors of his life was being elected the Grand Marshall for the Houston Pride Parade in 2009 by the LGBTQ Community. He is a graduate of Fredonia State University, the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Raul Dominguez, Assistant Artistic Director
In his debut season as the Assistant Artistic Director of the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and Director of Off Kilter! is Raul Dominguez. Originally from Houston, TX, Raul dreams of a musical life in academia while maintaining an active role in civic music. He holds two Bachelor degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Oklahoma City University, a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from Ithaca College, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder. Between his undergraduate and graduate work, Raul was the Choir Director at Clear Lake High School in Houston. During his four years at LAKE, his ensembles were recognized with invitations to perform with the Houston Symphony, the Houston Chamber Choir, and at Carnegie Hall. Raul and his husband Kevin are enjoying their new home in Colorado and feel grateful to be welcomed into the DGMC family!
Ricki Vorrath-Moyer, Principal Pianist
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 onto 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 fo 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 VP for 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 seven years and is so proud to work with such a talented community of singers (and dancers) ;).
Follow us on your favorite social media platforms! @DenverGayMensChorus @DGMC5280 The Band Ricki Vorrath-Moyer, Piano Bill Sickles, Electric Bass Jake Stanbro, Bass Greg Kitto, Drums Production Team Stephen Wertz, Production Manager Stephen Wertz, Production and Video Design Stephen Hutt, Lighting and Video Design Eric Horan, Costume Designer Hayes Burton Anthony Fay Alex DeFazio Julian Gines Tony Golem Mark Heneghan Scotte Hoerle Mike Jones TJ Kizuka James Knapp Timothy Kreuter Jaime Zuloaga Script Alex DeFazio Choreography Ken Leist Staging James Knapp Stage Manager Anne Drake ASL Interpreters Sat. Matinee Natalie Nissing Kirk Neuroth Concert Artistic Advisors Art Glover Perry Simmons Sanford Smith George Ware Narrators Dale Britt Kevin Doherty Joe Hall Bradley Ingles Walter James Herb Toplan Darin Stewart George Ware
Hard to Say Goodbye Ensemble First Tenor Allen Browning Martin Mercer Kevin Meyer David Shneer Michelle Wern Second Tenor Eric Attard Jacob Bloom Michael Chimento James Dunbar Richie Lov Baritone Herb Toplan Christopher Dapper Drew Sammeth Brandon Tidwell Christopher Wright Bass Art Glover Ian Greenleaf John Krotchko Keifer Mansfield Stephen Wertz Juice Choreography Hayes Burton Special Thanks Denver Tux Sanford Smith, SWAG Foundation Vocal Ensemble Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC Dr. Thea Kano Denver Performing Arts Complex Jody Grossman, Denver Arts and Venues Monica Pressley Charlie’s Bar DGMC Chorus Council Michael Backman Anne Frey Mark Heneghan Scotte Hoerle Stephen Hutt Bradley Ingles Stephen Sbanotto Herb Toplan John Trujillo Stephen Wertz Jacob Wooden
Partners in Harmony In a world where religious leaders and their organization have too often embodied the oppression and rejection that many of us have suffered, we rejoice to notice the growing number of synagogues, congregations, and other religious organizations that welcome, enfold and celebrate LGBTQ persons. We proudly list them here as PARTNERS IN HARMONY. We recommend them to any who are looking for a faith community to call home. Arvada United Methodist Church Belong Church Berkeley United Church of Christ B’nai Havurah Calvary Baptist Church of Denver Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church Central Presbyterian Church Christ Church United Methodist, Denver Park Hill United Church of Christ Columbine United Church Community United Church of Christ, Boulder First Baptist Church of Denver First Congregational United Church of Christ, Boulder First Plymouth United Church of Christ, Englewood First Unitarian Society of Denver First United Church of Arvada First United Methodist Church of Boulder First Universalist Grant United Methodist Church Green Mountain United Methodist Church Hebrew Educational Alliance Highlands Church North Denver
@DGMC5280 Partners in Harmony Cont. Highlands United Methodist Church Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden Kirk of Bonnie Brae United Church of Christ Lakewood United Church of Christ Mayflower United Church of Christ Metropolitan Community Church of the Rockies Mile Hi Church Montview Presbyterian Church Mountain View United Church Park Hill United Methodist Church Parkview United Church of Christ Prince of Peace Lutheran Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church St. John’s Cathedral St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch Temple Emanuel Temple Micah Temple Sinai Trinity United Methodist Church of Denver Washington Park United Church of Christ Wheatridge United Church of Christ
Denver Gay Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chorus Members Tenor I Molly Acker Jayson Arteza DJ Barks Weston Bernal Allen Browning Hayes Burton* Kevin Doherty Cooper Rae Anne Frey Tony Gulotta Geoffrey Gutierrez Mark Heneghan# Darrah Herman Mordechai Kadovitz Victor Keys Joshua King Jason Lusk Martin Mercer Kevin Meyer Greg Paula Christopher Pieper Abel Rocha David Shneer Logan Walker Steve Walz Max Weber Michelle Wern Jacob Wooden Will Young
Tenor II Brian Allen Jay Anderson Eric Attard Jacob Bloom Jacob Bogart Art Boggess Marshall Boss Matthew D. R. Bradford# Michael Chimento Andrew Close Sean Cortes* Peter Di Leo James Dunbar Patrick Dungo Robert Ehmann Mel G Garcia Joe Hall Rick Hall Scotte Hoerle Seth Holley David Houggy Stephen Jaeger Dean Kersten Kameron King TJ Kizuka Zachary Lamb Richie Lov Mejee Lutcher Patrick Montgomery Todd D. Nienhueser Brian Ogden Jonathan Quezada Legend Pedroza * = musical section leaders Chris Rasmussen # = section coordinators Robert Rawlins David Reinig Keith Rutledge Michael Sattler Stephen Sbanotto Perry Simmons Shawn Snow
Tenor II Cont. Cahen Taylor Lady Strongman Zephyr Wilkins Patrick Zimmerman Baritone Bryce Barrett Matt Bloom Anthony Fay Kevin Ford Peter Frohmader Julian Gines A.J. Grover Bradley Ingles Walter C James III Mike Jones Mark Koch Timothy Kreuter John Krotchko Sean Kuprevich Stephen Layman Rob Lowe Nick Martinez Roy Martinez John Mowry Aaron Pennington Oliver Reed Michael Rodel* Quincey Roisum Manuel Romero Drew Sammeth Corey Sell Matthew Seubert Brandon Tidwell Herb Toplan# David Vining John Winstead Christopher Wright Jaime Zuloaga
Bass Michael Backman Terry Bohannon Dale Britt Michael Crouch Chris Dapper Alex DeFazio Jim Drake Clark Geary Art Glover Tony Golem Ian Greenleaf Eric Horan Stephen Hutt Sam Irvin Douglas Kent Brian Lloyd LeMaire Keifer Mansfield Everette Marshall Eric Martellini J.T. McGowan Douglas Miller Rick Mitchell-Wyatt Maurice Murphy Christopher Perez Daimeon Pilcher Patrick Price Ross Pruett Everett Schneider Chris Settefrati Victor Silva Richard Strand John Trujillo# Doug Van Dine George Ware Stephen Wertz*
Raul Dominguez, Director Tenor I Hayes Burton Tony Gulotta Abel Rocha WIll Young
Tenor II Scotte Hoerle Brian Ogden Lady Strongman Logan Walker
Baritone Matt Bloom Tim Kreuter Patrick Montgomery Christopher Perez
Bass Michael Backman Stephen Hutt Maurice Murphy Patrick Price John Trujillo
Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Motown and More: from The Temptations to Lizzo
Audio and video recording of this concert is strictly prohibited by copyright law. Concert Welcome Sanford Smith, Director, SWAG Foundation of San Francisco (Fri.) Dr. Angie Paccione, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education and member of the Governor Polis’ Cabinet (Sat.) Dancing in the Streets Marvin Gaye, Ivy Hunter, popularized by Martha and the Vandellas and William Stevenson, arr. Tim Sarsany Matt Bloom, Sean Kuprevich, Keifer Mansfield, Christopher Pieper, Quincy Roisum, and John Trujillo, dancers Geoffrey Guitierrez (Fri.), Zachary Lamb (Sat. Matinee), and Mordechai Kadovitz (Sat. Night), soloists On Stage with The Temptations arr. Alan Billingsley popularized by The Temptations Robert Ehmann, Art Glover, Brad Ingles, Walter James, and Jaime Zuloaga, dancers Victor Keys and Stephen Wertz (Fri.), Keifer Mansfield and Abel Rocha (Sat. Matinee), Hayes Burton and Keifer Mansfield (Sat. Night), soloists Midnight Train to Georgia Jim Weatherly, arr. Tim Sarsany popularized by Gladys Knight & the Pips Martin Mercer (Fri.), Cooper Rae (Sat. Matinee), and Victor Keys (Sat. Night), soloists Think popularized by Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin and Ted White arr. Steve Milloy
Stop in the Name of Love Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, popularized by The Supremes and Edward Hollad, arr. Tim Sarsany Robert Ehmann, Brad Ingles, Jaime Zuloaga, dancers What’s Goin’ On Renaldo “Obie” Benson, Al Cleveland, popularized by Marvin Gaye and Marvin Gaye, arr. Archibald T. Davison Perry Simmons (Fri.), Kevin Meyer (Sat. Matinee), and Art Glover (Sat. Night), soloists The Tears of a Clown popularized by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Henry Cosby arr. Tim Sarsany
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free Billy Taylor and Dick Dallas popularized by Nina Simone arr. Kirby Shaw Monica Pressley, soloist from the Denver Women’s Chorus Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing popularized by Stevie Wonder
Will Young, soloist Off Kilter!
Stevie Wonder arr. James Morgan
Proud Mary John Fogerty, arr. Chad Weirick popularized by Tina Turner Jayson Arteza, Art Boggess, Julian Gines, Art Glover, Tony Golem, Walter James, Nick Martinez, and Brandon Tidwell, dancers ---Intermission--Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) Thaddis Harrell Jr., Beyoncé Knowles, popularized by Beyoncé Terius Nash, and Christopher A. Stewart arr. Steve Milloy Geoffrey Gutierrez, Maurice Murphy, and Oliver Reed, dancers It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday Freddie Perren and Christine Yarian popularized by Boyz2Men arr. Tim Sarsany Michael Chimento and Keifer Mansfield (Fri.), Jacob Bloom and Christopher Wright (Sat. Matinee), James Dunbar and Stephen Wertz (Sat. Night), soloists Lady Marmalade Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan popularized by Patti LaBelle arr. Chad Weirick Matt Bloom, Jacob Bogart, Hayes Burton, and Lady Strongman, dancers All of Me popularized by John Legend
John Stephens and Toby Gad arr. Deke Sharon
Supermodel RuPaul, Jimmy Harry, and Larry Tee popularized by RuPaul arr. Chad Weirick Afrika America, Jayson Arteza, Kayln Bohl, Spencer Case, Tony Golem, and Quincey Roisum, supermodel drag queens Juice Melissa Jefferson, Eric Burton Frederic, popularized by Lizzo Theron Thomas, Sean Spencer Small, and Sam Michael Sumser, arr. Raul Dominguez Hayes Burton, Maurice Murphy, Lady Strongman, and Christopher Perez, soloists Off Kilter! Uptown Funk Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, popularized by Bruno Mars Phillip Lawrence, Jeff Bhasker, Devon Gallaspy, and Nicholaus Williams, arr. Mark Brymer Jacob Bogart, Art Boggess, Kevin Doherty, Kevin Ford, Nick Martinez, and Stephen Wertz, dancers Rise Up Batie and Jenn Decilveo popularized by Andra Day arr. Chad Weirick Hayes Burton and Kevin Meyer (Fri.), Mejee Lutcher and Jacob Wooden (Sat. Matinee), Cahen Taylor and Logan Walker (Sat. Night), soloists Jay Anderson, Michael Backman, Anthony Fay, TJ Kizuka, Tim Kreuter, Roy Martinez, Herb Toplan, and Rick Mitchell-Wyatt, additional dancers
Founded 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 through the power of music, The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus is Colorado’s oldest and largest gay performing arts organization. The 135-member ensemble has performed more than 300 concerts that have entertained, educated, inspired, and empowered audiences of all ages throughout the greater Denver metropolitan area and along Colorado’s Front Range communities. From appearances at many of the region’s premier venues, including Boettcher Concert Hall, The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Gates Hall, the Paramount Theatre, and the stunning Red Rocks Amphitheatre; to groundbreaking appearances at Coors Field, beneath the soaring spires of the US Air Force Academy Chapel, and on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol as part of inaugural festivities for Governor Jared Polis, the DGMC has become one of Denver’s most well-respected and sought after choral groups. The DGMC’s commitment to fostering safe and supportive enviornments for all Colorado citizens is reflected in a year-long Street Requiem Project to heighten community awareness of issues surrounding homelessness and housing insecurity and included collaborations with nonprofit organizations in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins; as well as the 2018 launch of an educational outreach program in the Denver Public Schools to support LGBTQIA+ and at-risk youth in our community. The 2019 - 2020 concert season for the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus will include an inaugural appearance on the Main Stage at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, a collaboration with Museo de las Americas to celebrate Dia de los Muertos in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, the Rocky Mountain regional premiere of Unbreakable, and performances at GALA Festival 2020 in Minneapolis. Off Kilter! is a dynamic a cappella troupe comprised of singers from the larger Denver Gay Men’s Chorus. Under the direction of Raul Dominguez, the 17-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. In recognition of their musical excellence, Off Kilter! has participated in masterclasses with the King’s Singers, the world-renowned British men’s a cappella vocal ensemble, and with Dr. Ann Howard Jones, America’s distinguished clinician, adjudicator, teacher, and choral conductor. Off Kilter! is available to perform at private functions. for more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DGMC Chorus Angels
Brothers Forever In Song – Never Forgotten Lewis Lewis Abney Abney Jim Adolphson Jim H. H Adolphson Ed Allen Ed Allen Shayne Shayne Allyn Allyn Brent Appleby Brent Appleby Jack Jack Asbury Asbury Hal Barton Hal Barton Bill Bill Beckman Beckman Bruce Bell Bruce Bell Jerry Jerry Bigner Bigner Timothy Blocker Timothy Blocker Roger Roger Bole Bole William Bowman William Bowman F. EveretteBrabson Brabson F Everett Robbie Brann Robbie Brann Bob Bob Brunelle Brunelle Tim Burrs Tim Burrs Mark Mark Ceasar Caesar Scott Caldwell Scott Caldwell Vince Vince Cardone Cardone Gary Clayton Gary Clayton James Jamey Collins Collins Dennis Cossey Dennis Cossey John John Craig Craig Santiago E. Santiago E. Del DelRegato RegatoJr. Jr. Marco Marco DeSoto DeSoto Ben Detterman Ben Detterman Les Les Dirks Dirks Brian C. Dolibois Brian C Dolibois David Dowler David W. W Dowler Mark Eberley Mark Eberley John John Faulk Faulk Jeff Fong Jeff Fong J. J. Richard Richard Geraghty Geraghty Larry Glass Larry Glass Tim Grafsgaard
TimD.L Gafsgaard Guenin D. David L. Guenin M Hardesty David M. Hardesty Roger Harris Roger Harris Gerald (Gerry) Higgins Gerald Higgins Dave(Gerry) Holbrook Dave JonHolbrook Holtz JonMartin Holtz Howell Martin Howell Michael Hughes Michael DanielHughes Hunter Daniel Hunter Frank Ingalls Frank Ingalls William Charles Ingram William Ingram JodyCharles Jay Jody Jay Dan Jonas Dan Jonas Kevin Jordan Kevin Jordan John David Kennedy John David Kennedy Jamz David Lackner Jamz David Brad VanLackner Langen Brad Van Langen Agustine LeFebre Agustine LeFebre Alejandro Longoria Alejandro Longoria Wray Lundquist Wray Lundquist Bob Lyon Bob BillLyon Maier BillLeroy MaierMcCormick Leory EllisMcCormick McFadden Ellis McFadden Bruce McKelvie Bruce McKelvie Steve Mills Steve MillsH Mitchell Steven Steven Mitchell Ron H. Moore Ron Moore Tim Moore TimThomas Moore D Morehouse Thomas D. Morehouse Tim Mowczko TimPatrick Mowczko A Mullins Patrick A. Mullins Ed Muñoz EdChuck MuñozMyers Chuck Myers Mickey Nettleton J. Richard Norton
Mickey Nettleton Dan Norton J. Richart Norton Tom Oliekan Dan JohnNorton D Olmstead Tom CraigOliekan Pace John Olmstead John D. Penman Craig PacePlush Larry Guy John Penman Bob Prewitt Larry Plush DavidGuy Price Bob Prewitt Priolo Christopher David Adam Price Reilly Christopher Sly Reza Priolo Adam Reilly Thomas Z Robbins Sly RezaRoling Dennis Thomas Z. Robbins Bruce Rosenbaum Dennis Roling Bill Sarakine Bruce Rosenbaum Richard W Savage Bill Bill Sarakine Scheele Richard W. Savage Dave Schrader Bill PaulScheele Sloat David Schrader Jim Stevens Paul Sloat Robert Stilson Jim Tim Stevens Delano Turley Robert Stilson John Watson Tim Delano Turley David Watters John Watson Bob Weimer David Watters Terry Wells Bob Weimer George Williams Terry Wells Michael Williamson George Brian P Williams Wimberley Michael Williamson David Woodyard Brian P. Wimberley Rob Young David Woodyard Alex Zazow Rob Desi Young Zobkiw Alex Zazow Desi Zobkiw
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 220singing 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 rmarts.org; email us at info@rmarts. org; or call our office at 303-325-3959.
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2019/2020 Season Members
SILVER CONT. Kevin Doherty Katie Gaertner Christina Gammon Chris Gilmore Art Glover Tony Golem Matthew Gray Kelly Grutsch Joel Halligan Cheryl Hamilton Bill Heath Mark Heneghan Seth Holley Sena Johnson Logan Jones Mordechai Kadovitz Dean Kersten Kameron King TJ Kizuka James Knapp and Jesse Field Cindy Koch John Krotchko Jeffrey Lawhead and Frend John Miner Richie Lov Jason Lusk Nick Martinez Rev. Dr. Harvey and Judy Martz Kareen McCollough Marcy McCoy JT McGowan
SILVER CONT. Stacie Meredith Rick Mitchell-Wyatt Lou Moran and Douglas Van Dine Gloria Price Moser Jenny Przekwas Craig Roberts Michael Rodel Tom Rubane William Rush Stephen Sbanotto Everett Schneider Shawn Snow Lady Strongman Sally Taylor Janice Tilden Herb Toplan David Vining Bradley Waters Stephen Wertz Glen Wood BRONZE, $10 - $49 monthly Mary Birdsall Larry and Rebecca Bourgeois Clinton Crow Casey Davis Robert Gladu Gail Hageman Pat Lounders Lynn Nimmo
A Special Thank You to Our Donors from 1/1/2019 - 1/1/2020 $85,000+ Science and Cultural Arts District $10,000 - $85,000 Bloomberg Philanthropies Mile High United Way Community ACTS Fund $5,000 - $9,999 Louden Family Foundation $2,500 - $4,999 Melody Bishop Barbara Easterly Kevin Ford James Henderson Mark Heneghan Michael Hughes Brian LeMaire United Health Group $1,000 - $2,499 Mary Kay Billings Andy Tony Blanza Jay Bluestein Dale Britt Brandon Burton Daria Castiglione Charles Schwab Michael Davey Lauren DeAlleaume Dorthy F. Peter Trust Scott Elliott Matthew Gray James Harvey William Heath Kroger Jason Lusk Peter McGill Amy Mckay Christopher Rasmussen Daniel Remus Craig Roberts Michael Rodel Michael Sattler Everett Schneider James Soller Sally Taylor Kelli and Michael Theis Mary Viviano Glen Wood $500 - $999 Ann Afton Karen and Dan AvilĂŠs
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