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Michael Sattler - Executive Director Abram Palmer – Communications and Marketing Specialist 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

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

Karis Meskimen The Chartis Group 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 Ann Afton Families First

James Knapp Artistic and Managing Director DGMC


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


A special thanks to the Louden Family Foundation, Ralph L. and Florence R. Burgess Trust, AmazonSmile Foundation, CenturyLink Foundation, ExxonMobil Foundation, Charles Schwab Foundation, Community First Foundation & The Collins Foundation 3

Bienvenidos to The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus and “Fiesta for All” There is no music quite like this. It touches deep in the heart with its passion and creates an irresistible urge to “shake our bon-bons”! It is music rooted in the joy of romance, family, friends and la danza (dance). In creating this concert, it has been our pleasure and honor to work with a number of very talented local Latino/Hispanic arts groups, including the Ballet Folklórico Baile Caliente and Semblanzas de Mexico, as well as The Museo de las Americas. We have also collaborated with other non profits such as the Mexican Cultural Center and Casa de Paz. Make sure you visit their tables in the lobby and see the stunning Art Exhibition. All of these community leaders work hard to preserve and promote this wonderful heritage and advocate for positive change in our community. A huge thank you to those art groups and non profit groups that have been so generous with their time and talents to make the performances of Fiesta for All sparkle in a way we could never have imagined. We are also thrilled to have representatives joining us from the Mexican Consulate at our Denver concerts. I also want to thank James Williard of the Zenergy Dancesport Dancers: a master performer who has brought his awesome dancers to share some remarkable Latino dance forms in the show. Sit back (if you can!) and let the music transport you to a warmer climate filled with color, rhythm and the delight of la vida bonita! James Knapp Artistic and Managing Director Denver Gay Men’s Chorus Hola familia y amigos! The Rocky Mountain Arts Association (RMAA) is pleased to present this Denver Gay Men’s Chorus concert, “Fiesta for All!” The singers have worked extremely hard to present an aural and visual extravaganza that will entertain and inspire you. We welcome all new patrons to our “familia” and embrace our faithful patrons who are returning to see DGMC! DGMC was thrilled to be included in the inauguration ceremony and subsequent celebrations for the nation’s first openly gay elected governor, Jared Polis, in January. Watch DGMC.org for our upcoming video! We hope that you enjoy and continue to support the work we are doing to “build community through music”. Please join us in June for our very special Pride concert, “Quiet No More; A Choral Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall”. In this new commission and Colorado premiere, we will be collaborating with the Denver Women’s Chorus and have over 225 voices on the stage of the King Center at Metropolitan State University in a joint performance marking the 50th Anniversary of the gay rights movement in the United State. Go to dgmc.org for more details and how to donate to the chorus.


¡tes veo pronto! (See you soon!) Michael Sattler, Executive Director Rocky Mountain Arts Association | Denver Gay Men’s Chorus | Denver Women’s Chorus

Artistic Staff for DGMC

James Knapp, Artistic and Managing Director

With more than 35 years of choral conducting experience leading college, church and community choruses, James is in his sixth 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. He is 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 in concert tours throughout Europe and Britain and 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. In 2006, James was the artistic director of the Gay Games VII in Chicago and has taught choral workshops throughout the US, in Europe, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Thailand.

Sam Eschliman, Assistant Artistic Director Sam is in his third season as Assistant Artistic Director of the DGMC and Director of Off Kilter!, DGMC’s small group 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, two years 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 five years and is so proud to work with such a talented community of singers.


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Graphic Design Ballet Folklórico Baile Caliente Annie Kitchen Design and the Semblanzas de Mexico Dancers Special thanks to Danielle Martinez Amber Swift Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente Michaela Segura and Tamara Vigil Leticia Arroyo Casa de Paz - Sarah Jackson Lucila Dorado Gloria Villa Consul de Mexico - Rosa Elba Del James Olguin Rio Contreras and Antonio Portilla Salvy Caicedo Montemayor Production Team Eric Arellano Stephen Wertz Adam Barrientos Consul General of Mexico Production Manager, Set Design David Pioquinto Berenice Rendón Talavera Eric Horan, Costume Designer Mario Lazaro Denver Tux Kayln Bohl, Video Production Stephen Hutt, Lighting Design Zenergy Dancesport Dancers Envie Media Michael Backman James Williard James Knapp Sina Ebersole Grupo Folklorico Semblanzas de Timothy Kreuter Alain Giessel Mexico and James Olguin Jake Raper Heather Johnson Integrity Print Group Marcus Smith, Costume Crew Sandy Christensen (special guest dancer) Mexican Cultural Center and Ana Stage Manager Valles Anne Drake Narrators MillerCoors Kevin Doherty Choreography Mel Garcia Museo de las Americas - Claudia Ken Leist Stephen Hutt Moran and Laura Beacom Walter James Script & Staging TJ Kizuka OUTFRONT Magazine Alex DeFazio - Script Abel Rocha James Knapp - Staging PepsiCo Herb Toplan Stephen Wertz - Staging Zenergy Dancesport and James Marketing Committee Williard The Band for Fiesta For All Scotte Hoerle Keyboard - Ricki Vorrath-Moyer RMAA Marketing Committee Trumpet I - Ian Sawyer Chair A special thank you to RMAA’s Trumpet II - Max McNutt Steven Capaldi Fifth Section Volunteers, who Guitar I - Roger Harmon Carolyn Dieckmann help RMAA in many capacities Guitar II - Thomas Jennings Cheryl Hamilton with our productions! Thank Electric Bass - Jake Stanbro TJ Kizuka you! Percussion - Justin Doute Christine Renee Monks Drums - Sam Eschliman Abram Palmer DGMC Chorus Council Everett Schneider, President TJ Kizuka, Vice President Michael Backman Scotte Hoerle, Marketing Stephen Hutt Nick Martinez Tom Rubane, Treasurer Herb Toplan Stephen Wertz

Special thanks to


Sally Taylor

DGMC Chorus Members for Fiesta for All First Tenor

Molly Acker David Arnett Jayson Arteza+ Kayln Bohl Kyle Bradley Allen Browning Hayes Burton* Sean Butcher Kevin Doherty+ Anne Frey Tony Gulotta Mark Heneghan** Mordechai Kadovitz Jason Lusk Miguel Miranda Christopher Pieper+ Zachary Rae Craig Roberts Isaac Rosen Dallas Rehberg Abel Rocha David Valdez+ Jacob Wooden Will Young

Samuel Eschliman, Director

Second Tenor

Patrick Bibeau Matthew D.R. Bradford** Spencer Case Andrew Close Sean Cortes* Peter Di Leo Mel Garcia Joe Hall Scotte Hoerle Stephen Jaeger Dean Kersten TJ Kizuka Zachary Lamb Jonathan Mann Brian Ogden Gene Olvera Bryan Prosperi Chris Rasmussen Bradley Scoggin David Shneer Perry Simmons Tim Starchman Lady Strongman Reuben Yantis

Tenor 1 Allen Browning Hayes Burton Abel Rocha

Baritone Tony Gulotta Maurice Murphy Christopher Perez Bill Rush

Tenor 2 Matt Bloom Scotte Hoerle Brian Ogden Christopher Pieper

Bass Michael Backman Stephen Hutt Patrick Price John Trujillo

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Legacy Circle members provide support to RMAA and its member choruses in their estate planning. For more information about the RMAA Legacy Circle, go to RMArts.org/donate.


Zachary Barger Matt Bloom+ Anthony Fay+ Kevin Ford+ Peter Frohmader Matthew Gray Julian Gines+ Ian Greenleaf A.J. Grover Walter James+ Mike Jones Mark Koch Craig Konnoth Timothy Kreuter+ Sean Kuprevich+ Stephen Layman Rob Lowe Nick Martinez+ Roy Martinez Don McMaster John Mowry Christopher Nicholson Nolan Oltjenbruns Aaron Pennington Jake Raper Oliver Reed Matthew Rittenberry Michael Rodel* Quincey Roisum+ Drew Sammeth Corey Sell Herb Toplan** Doug Van Dine Christopher Wright

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Michael Sattler - Executive Director, RMAA

Opening Remarks

Berenice Rendón Talavera Consul General of Mexico in Denver (March 15) Antonio Portilla Montemayor Consul of Legal Affairs (March 16)

Primer Acto (First Act)

Remember Me

from the film Coco (2017)

Music & Lyrics - Michael Giacchino Arranger - Roger Emerson

Soloists: Michael Backman (March 9), Matthew Rittenberry (March 15, 16 7:30pm), Darrell Johnson (March 16 2pm, March 20)

Mammae Eu Quero

from the film “Down Argentine Way” (1940)

Let’s Get Loud

Music & Lyrics - Jose Calazans, Vincent Paiva, Al Stillman and Emilio Torre

Oye Como Va

Soloist: Cooper Rae

Dancers: Steven Capaldi, Kevin Doherty, Sean Kuprevich, Keifer Mansfield, Maurice Murphy, Quincey Roisum

Words & Music - Violeta Parra Arranger - Willi Zwozdesky

Music & Lyrics - Gloria Estefan & Kike Santander Music & Lyrics - Tito Puente Arranger - David Maddux

Bésame Mucho

Music & Lyrics - Consuelo Veláquez

One Note Samba

Music & Lyrics - Antonio Carlos Jobim Arranger - David Maddux


Music & Lyrics - Norman Henderson Arranger - David Maddux

Lucille Ball played by Cooper Rae Ricky Ricardo: played by Jayson Arteza (March 9), Hayes Burton (March 15, March 16 7:30pm), Stephen Wertz (March 16 2pm, March 20)

Cielito Lindo (Heavenly One)

Arrangers - The Krones, Beatrice & Max Briskly

Performed by Off Kilter! The A Cappella Group from the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus

Gracias A La Vida

Soloists: Oliver Reed (March 9), Keifer Mansfield (March 15, March 16 7:30pm), Dan Kifer (March 16 2pm, March 20) Translation: Thanks be to the life that has given me so much! It has given me two eyes which, when I open them, Perfectly distinguish black from white. The star-covered depth of the lofty sky, And in the multitudes, the man I love. Thanks be to the life that has given me so much! It has given me sound and the alphabet And with its words I think and speakMother, friend, brother, and the light that brightens The path of the soul of the one I love. Thanks be to the life that has given me so much! It has given me the step of my tired feet. With them I walked around the cities and puddles, Beaches and deserts, mountains and plains And your house, your street, and your courtyard.

Poco Loco

Thanks be to the life that has given me so much! It has given me laughter and it has given me tears So I may distinguish joy from griefThe two things my song is made of And the song of all of you, which is my own song.

Music & Lyrics - Michael Giacchino Arranger - Mark Brymer

Music & Lyrics - Gloria Estefan & Enrique Garcia

LATIN HITS THE SILVER SCREEN from the film Coco (2017)

Featuring guest artists: Ballet Folklórico Baile

Caliente and Grupo Semblanzas de Mexico:

Danielle Martinez, Amber Swift, Michaela Segura, Leticia Arroyo, Lucila Dorado, Gloria Villa, James Olguin, Salvy Caicedo, Eric Arellano, Adam Barrientos, David Pioquinto and Mario Lazaro

Rhythm Is Gonna Get You Conga

Music & Lyrics - Enrique Garcia Arranger - David Maddux

Conga Sextet: Kyle Bradley, Spencer Case, Keifer Mansfield, Brian Ogden, Patrick Price, Abel Rocha Dancers: Jayson Arteza, Matthew Bloom, Julian Gines, Walter James, John Trujillo, David Valdez


Segundo Acto (Second Act) Mariachi Clásico

Arranger - David Maddux


Music & Lyrics - Pepe Guizar

Soloists: Kyle Bradley (March 9, March 15, March 16 7:30pm), Will Young (March 16 2pm, March 20)

Volver, Volver

Music & Lyrics - Fernando Maldonado

Soloists: Craig Konnoth (March 9), Zac Barger (March Art Glover (March 16 2pm, March 20)

15, March 16 7:30pm),

Estilos Latinos De La Danza Music & Lyrics - David Maddux

I. Samba II. Rumba III. Cha Cha IV. Flamenco

Zenergy Dancesport Dancers: James Williard, Sina Ebersole, Alain Giessel, Heather Johnson, with special guest Sandy Christensen

De Colores


Arranger - Vicente Chavarria

Performed by Off Kilter!

A Spanish tune from the 17th century which made its way across the Atlantic and is of one of the most popular Mexican Folksongs.

Music & Lyrics - José Fernandez Diaz

Tu Solo Tu

Music & Lyrics - Felipe Valdez Leal

La Bamba

Performed by Off Kilter!

Featuring guest artists: Ballet Folklórico Baile Caliente and Grupo Semblanzas de Mexico: Danielle Martinez, Amber Swift, Michaela Segura, Leticia Arroyo, Lucila Dorado, Gloria Villa, James Olguin, Salvy Caicedo, Eric Arellano, Adam Barrientos, David Pioquinto and Mario Lazaro

Translation: In the colors the fields clothe themselves in Spring In colors are the little birds that come from outside. In colors is the rainbow that we see shine. And that is why the great loves of many colors are pleasing to me. In the colors brilliant and fine the dawn is clothed. In colors are the thousand reflections that the sun treasures. In colors the diamond is dressed that we see shine. And that is why the rooster with his “kiri-kiri” sing, the hen with her “kara-kara” sing, the chicks with their “pio-pio”.


I Could Fall In Love

Traditional: Richie Valens

Soloists: Spencer Case (March 9, March 15, March 16 7:30pm), Kyle Bradley (March 16 2pm, March 20)

In The Heights


Music & Lyrics - Keith Thomas

from the musical, In The Heights (2005)

Zenergy Dancesport Dancers: James Williard and Alain Giessel

Soloists: Julian Gines (March 9, 15, 16 7:30pm), David

Music & Lyrics - Pete Astudillo & Abraham Quintanilla III Arranger - David Maddux

Music & Lyrics - Lin-Manuel Miranda Arranger - David Maddux

Valdez (March 16 2pm, March 20) Dancers: Michael Backman, Kevin Doherty, Anthony Fay, Nick Martinez, Christopher Pieper

Hernando’s Hideaway

from the musical, Pajama Game (1954) Music - Jerry Ross, Lyrics - Richard Adler Arranger - Mark Brymer

Zenergy Dancesport Dancers: James Williard and Sina Ebersole


Music - Maurice Ravel Arranger - David Maddux

Ravel’s Bolero is his most famous composition and is in the top twenty most popular pieces of classical orchestral music in the world. Inspired by “Iberica”, the work of Spanish composer, Isaac Albéniz, Ravel created an original piece based on the Bolero, a slow-tempo musical dance form that originated in the 18th century ballrooms in Seville, Spain. DGMC is proud to present the Colorado Premiere of this vocal transcription for Men’s Chorus.

Como La Flor

Soloists: Will Young (March 9), Gene Olvera (March 15, 16 7:30pm), Spencer Case (March 16 2pm, March 20)

Translation: I know that you have a new love. Nevertheless, I wish you all the best If in me you didn’t find happiness, perhaps someone else will give it to you. Refrain: Like the flower with so much love that you gave to me it withered. I´m leaving today. I know how to lose. But oh how it hurts me. You can’t imagine how it hurts to lose your love With your goodbye you took my heart. I don’t know if I will be able to love again. Because I gave you all the love that I could give.

Livin’ La Vida Loca

Music & Lyrics - Robi Rosa, Desmond Child & Luis Gomez Escolar Arranger - David Maddux

Dancers: Kevin Ford, Tim Kreuter, Keifer Mansfield, Nick Martinez, Maurice Murphy, Christopher Pieper


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 rmarts.org; email us at info@rmarts.org; or call our office at 303-325-3959. List of current Guardian Circle members (current through 1/8/19)

GOLD - $100 - $199 Hayes Burton* Mick Davey* Kevin Ford* Cheryl Hamilton* Brian LeMaire* One World Resource, LLC Michael Sattler*

SILVER - $50 - $99


Ann Afton* Jennifer Archuleta* Karen Avilés* Tom Baldonado Erik Balsley Melody Bishop Sheila Bluestein Janet Bowen Matthew D.R. Bradford* Dale Britt and Brian LeMaire* Allen Browning Izzy Brunner Michelle Busse Christopher Call Steven Capaldi Joseph Contardo Sean Cortes Ann Cuthbertson Carolyn Dieckmann Kevin Doherty Katie Gaertner Christina Gammon Chris Gilmore* Matthew Gray* Kelly Grutsch

Joel Halligan Bill Heath* Mark Heneghan* Scotte Hoerle* Mordechai Kadovitz* Dean Kersten TJ Kizuka James Knapp and Jesse Field* Cindy Koch* John Krotchko* Jeffrey Lawhead and Frend John Miner Jason Lusk Nick Martinez Kareen McCollough Layle McFatridge JT McGowan* Don McMaster* Karis Meskimen* Rick Mitchell-Wyatt Lou Moran and Douglas Van Dine* Gloria Dawn Moser Nolan Oltjenbruns* Chris Rasmussen Craig Roberts Michael Rodel* Tom Rubane William Rush Everett Schneider* Lukas Seelye Shawn Snow Tim Starchman Lady Strongman Kyra Sweeney Sally Taylor*

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Folklorico Baile Caliente is a Lakewood/Denver folkloric dance group that has been sharing the art of folklorico with audiences since 2010. They take pride in the fact that they all joined together for the simple love of dancing, the community, and an eagerness to grow and learn. Their goal is to bring energy and culture to every stage and every performance! You can find Baile Caliente on Facebook at: Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente!

Grupo Folklórico Semblanzas De México, under the

direction of James Olguin, has performed for many local events in Colorado as well as private functions and public events in other states. Most recently, Semblanzas has made appearances in Disneyland, Disney World, and internationally at festivals throughout Italy. Semblanzas De México was formed in order to continue the art and tradition of the Mexican culture, and also with the mission to educate and teach the next generation of their ancestor’s traditional values through the way of dance. You can find more information at semblanzas.org

Museo de las Americas - Located in the heart of the Art

District on Santa Fe the Museo de las Americas is the premier Latin American art museum in the Rocky Mountain Region. Museo is dedicated to educating our community about the experience of Latinidad through collecting. preserving , and exhibiting the art and culture of the Americas.  Uniting ancient and contemporary works to create a unique experience for visitors. Museo has served the Denver community for 27 years through award-winning exhibitions, arts education programming and special events. You can find more information at museo.org.

The Mexican Cultural Center (MCC) is a 501c3 non profit organization established in April 1992. The Mexican Cultural Center’s mission is to promote the Mexican Culture in the State of Colorado.   The MCC is dedicated to the converting of the richness of Mexican culture through arts and education and working in collaboration with other institutions in the Sate and beyond to enhance the effectiveness of its programs and have a greater impact within the community. You can find more information at mccdenver.org/mccwp/


The mission of The ShareLingo Project is to improve cultural understanding and acceptance by leveraging language learning as common ground to bring cultures together for the benefit of the participants, their families, their employers, their communities, and our society. We’ve joined Sharelingo’s affiliate program! If you’re searching for a better way to learn Spanish, enroll in iSharelingo. A portion of each sale will advance the mission of Rocky Mountain Arts Association building community through music. You can find more information scan the QR Code with your smartphone or click through the link at DGMC.org

Casa de Paz began in 2012 as a small, one-bedroom apartment

offering hospitality to families separated by immigrant detention. Our work has always been to host families whose loved ones are being detained and individuals who have been recently released. In 2017 we moved into a larger, rented house with more space so that we would not have to turn people away. Today, Casa de Paz provides visits and emotional support, shelter and meals, access to phones, WiFi, computers and transportation. Detention is a difficult time that tears families apart and creates a financial burden, so we have always offered our services free of cost. Since we first opened our doors we’ve hosted over 1,600 immigrants and the need only continues to grow. You can find more information at



The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus was founded in 1982 with a passionate commitment to the lives and well-being of LGBTQ persons and steadfast dedication to fostering tolerance and acceptance among diverse communities in Colorado. Now in its 37th year as the premier gay performing arts organization in the Rocky Mountain region, the DGMC has performed more than 250 concerts that have entertained, educated, inspired and empowered audiences of all ages. From guest appearances with the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall, participation in a Prince tribute at majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, a featured performance with Alan Cumming on his “Legal Immigrant” tour at the Paramount Theatre, to a groundbreaking appearance beneath the stunning spires of the US Air Force Academy Chapel, the 120 voices of The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus have remained true to its mission of ‘building community through music.” The DGMC has performed newly-commissioned choral works by fifteen composers, including the Rocky Mountain regional premiere of Andrew Lippa’s critically acclaimed “I Am Harvey Milk” before audiences in Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Laramie, WY. In 2018-2019, the Chorus joined with treble singers from seventeen community choruses to become the first LGBTQ chorus in North America to perform “Street Requiem”, an homage to citizens in Front Range communities who struggle with homelessness and housing insecurity. The DGMC’s history of advocating for safe and supportive communities for all citizens is reflected in collaborations with many local and national organizations, including The Matthew Shepard Foundation and The LGBT Community Center of Colorado. In Spring 2018, the Chorus embarked on it first-ever school tour at George Washington High School to promote diversity, support at-risk youth, and to combat bullying behavior in our schools. To launch its 2018-2019 season, the DGMC made its first appearance at Coors Field to sing the national anthem at an MLB game between the Colorado Rockies and the San Diego Padres. In January, by invitation of our newly-elected Governor, himself, the Chorus was thrilled to perform at Jared Polis’s inauguration ceremony and inaugural ball. In late Spring, the ensemble will cap its 2018-2019 season by joining forces with The Denver Women’s Chorus for the Rocky Mountain Regional premiere of “Stonewall 50: Quiet No More” to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a seminal event in the gay civil rights movement in the United States. The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus will travel to New York City for a June 27th performance at St. John’s Lutheran Church on Christopher Street, followed by a joint performance at Carnegie Hall with singers from twenty-two GALA choruses across the United States.

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 offkilter@DGMC.org. 12

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Brothers Forever In Song – Never Forgotten Lewis Abney Jim H Adolphson Ed Allen Shayne Allyn Brent Appleby Jack Asbury Hal Barton Bill Beckman Bruce Bell Jerry Bigner Timothy Blocker Roger Bole William Bowman F Everett Brabson Robbie Brann Bob Brunelle Tim Burrs Mark Caesar Scott Caldwell Vince Cardone Gary Clayton Jamey Collins Dennis Cossey John Craig Santiago E. Del Regato Jr. Marco DeSoto Ben Detterman Les Dirks Brian C Dolibois David W Dowler Mark Eberley John Faulk Jeff Fong J. Richard Geraghty Larry Glass Tim Grafsgaard 24

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 Jody Jay 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 Ed Muñoz Chuck Myers Mickey Nettleton J. Richard Norton

Dan Norton Tom Oliekan John D Olmstead Craig Pace John Penman Larry Guy Plush Bob Prewitt David Price Christopher Priolo Adam Reilly Sly Reza Thomas Z Robbins Dennis Roling Bruce Rosenbaum Bill Sarakine Richard W Savage Bill Scheele Dave Schrader Paul Sloat Jim Stevens Robert Stilson Tim Delano Turley John Watson David Watters Bob Weimer Terry Wells George Williams Michael Williamson Brian P Wimberley David Woodyard Rob Young Alex Zazow Desi Zobkiw

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