One World Singers
The One World Singers was formed in 2010 when the Denver Turnverein Chorus changed its name.
The chorus is currently under the leadership of director Dr. Keith Arnold with assistant directors Dr. Oliver Ellsworth and Anada Gusé. A. Dr. Arnold also directs the choir of Jefferson Unitarian Church.
Denver Turnverein Chorus
The Denver Turnverein Chorus was formed in 1998 by combining two other choruses: the Denver Männerchor and the Rocky Mountain Women's Chorus. The Denver Turnverein Chorus changed its name to the One World Singers in 2010.
The Denver Männerchor was one of the first male choruses in the Denver area. It was originally formed prior to 1874. (Turnverein Centennial Journal 1865-1965)
The present group traces its immediate roots to 1936. That year a group of sixteen men, who wanted to foster the tradition of German male chorus singing and the fellowship that comes with it, established the Arion Gesangverein chorus. That chorus gave its first public concert in May 1937. In the mid-1990s Arion chorus changed its name to the Denver Männerchor, taking its name from one of the historic choruses.
The Denver Männerchor was merged into the Denver Turnverein Chorus in 1998.
Rocky Mountain Women's Chorus
The South Metro Women’s Chorus first started out in 1990 and in 1995 changed its name to the Rocky Mountain Women’s Chorus and joined the Denver Männerchor in their European tour of 1995. In 1998, the women permanently joined the Denver Männerchor to form the Denver Turnverein Chorus.
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