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(Senate - May 24, 2012)

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From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS


                        DENVER GAY MEN'S CHORUS

 Mr. BENNET. Mr. President, today I wish to congratulate the 
Denver Gay Men's Chorus on its 30th anniversary. For the last 30 years, 
the group has shown great commitment to educational, cultural, and 
social enrichment in the community on behalf of the Rocky Mountain Arts 
  Since the Denver Gay Men's Chorus was formed in 1982, it has 
performed more than 130 concerts and more than 1,400 compositions, 
arrangements, and medleys. The group has commissioned 25 works. It 
performed at the 1996 World Summer Olympics in Atlanta at the opening 
of the Olympic Diversity Center. It has also received the Denver 
Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts.
  Today, the organization has more than 170 volunteer singers who 
perform at numerous community outreach events every year. They include 
performances at Manhattan Middle School's Diversity Week to end school 
bullying and a performance at the World AIDS Day Concert.
  I join the State of Colorado in thanking this organization for 
working to address social issues and spread a message of tolerance and 
for enriching our community and our State. I look forward to its future 
work and the effect it will continue to have on our community.