James Knapp to retire

Denver Gay Men's Chorus, Rocky Mountain Arts Association News

While we are certainly enjoying the quiet(ish) hum of summer, we’re very much preparing for the 2022-23 season.  We have such an incredible concert schedule and plan to share the slate with you in mid-August. Keep an eye out here for the news!  Tickets will be available to purchase, so you can plan your year!

That being said, however, we do have some bittersweet news to share.  After much personal thought and reflection, James Knapp, DGMC’s esteemed artistic and managing director, recently announced his retirement. The 2022-23 season marks James’ 10th and final year with RMAA, his 20th in GALA and 41st conducting. 

We are so fortunate to have had his vision, creativity, enthusiasm and integrity.

Under his leadership at DGMC, James has brought countless programs and collaborations to the stage, including two large commissions: I Am Harvey Milk and Unbreakable, Home (a concert for housing insecurity), Motown and More (with Cleo Parker Robinson), Stonewall 50—Quiet No More, Fiesta For All (celebrating Hispanic and Latino artists), The Big Gay Sing, Heartthrobs (Boy Bands), The Music of Queen and the Beatles, Opera and Abba, …the list goes on and on. From Coors Field, Red Rocks Amphitheater, the Air Force Academy, Carnegie Hall, and the inauguration of the nation’s first gay governor, James led DGMC to heights greater than ever before.

The RMAA  Board, DGMC chorus council and search committee will be working very hard during this transition and change to ensure a bright future for DGMC.

We look forward to one more stellar year with James at the helm. He has a thrilling, fun concert season planned. 

Stay tuned!

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