Mosaic Youth Chorus is Denver's only safe-space chorus for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and their straight friends, ages 14 to 20. We are a non-audition chorus and all youth are welcome. Our goal is to provide a safe space for youth to simply be themselves, while surrounded by positive adult and peer role models. Mosaic was founded in 2007, beginning rehearsals in August, and premiered at a concert in October with seven other GLBT/Allied choruses from Colorado. We are the seventh chorus of our kind in North America, all of which were founded in the last 5 years.

"It's about friendship, laughter, and creating music."

Guy McPherson

James Knapp, Artistic Director

With 30 years of choral conducting experience with colleges, churches and GALA Choruses, James Knapp is leading the Denver Gay Men's Chorus and OutLoud: The Colorado Springs Men's Chorus to greater levels of artistic and musical excellence. Mr. Knapp, who is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the Bayou City Performing Arts, guided the Houston Gay Men's Chorus, Bayou City Women's Chorus and the Bayou City Chorale for 8 years with tremendous success.

Previously Mr. Knapp was the Artistic Director and Managing Director of the Bayou City Performing Arts for 8 years. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Fredonia State University and Masters of Music: Applied Voice from the University of Texas at Austin.