We know you love attending the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus annual holiday concerts. Raul Dominguez, the chorus’s assistant artistic director, answers questions about this year’s event, A December to Remember.
How can we safely celebrate the holidays this year with DGMC?
The Denver Gay Men’s Chorus proudly presents A December to Remember coming to our social media platforms and digital concert venue next month. This one-hour-plus program features a collection of DGMC’s archival holiday favorites such as “Merry Everything,” “Recycle The Fruitcake,” and “Kislev Cowboys,” interspersed with newly recorded cabaret solos, newly recorded piano and organ duets, handbells, as well as a brand-new high-energy virtual ensemble performance of Britney Spears’s “My Only Wish (This Year),” and much more!
I have never attended a virtual concert; what should I expect? Is it all footage from past concerts?
Our virtual audience can expect an engaging concert that features selected footage of our top performances from the past few years.
“Recycle the Fruitcake” is sure to keep audiences laughing and smiling while works such as “O Lux Beatissima” that honor leaders like John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg will fulfill your heart.
Over half of the performances in A December to Remember are newly recorded just for this concert! We proudly bring you a virtual choir with members from DGMC singing “My Only Wish (This Year)” by Britney Spears. Cabaret soloists will brighten our digital platform with tunes we know well, plus an original song called “A Single Living Person (COVID Christmas)” by our own Jacob Bloom that will have everyone rolling with laughter.
DGMC is also proud to feature our artistic staff members, including pianist Ricki Moyer and conductor Mark Zwilling of the Denver Women’s Chorus, as they dazzle us with an organ/piano duet. Choreographer Ken Leist and his husband stir our hearts with a moving dance duet and the Handbell Choir from St. Andrews United Methodist Church help us ring in the sounds of the holidays.
How can I support and watch A December to Remember?
A December to Remember is free, but audiences can support our merry-music-making by purchasing a $20 virtual ticket. If you purchase a ticket, we will list your name in the event’s closing credit. For virtual tickets, please click here by November 18. You can also support the chorus by texting DGMC to 243725.
There two ways to watch A December to Remember:
- DGMC will release short episode-like videos from the holiday concert on our Facebook page December 1 – 4. Be sure to follow us!
- Audience members can also head to denverchoruses.org/events to register for the full concert on December 5 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. While presented for free, you must register to receive the viewing link.
When will DGMC have in-person concerts again?
To keep our members, staff, and audiences’ safe, we have elected to stay on our virtual platform for the remainder of our season, including our June 2021 Pride concert. However, we are fully confident that we will return to our in-person model once it is safe to do so. We look forward to the day when we can perform for you again, in-person. Until then, we hope you enjoy A December to Remember and we wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season!