Sue Coffee, Artistic Director

Sue Coffee is the founding Artistic Director of Sound Circle, a women's a cappella ensemble, and also founding Artistic Director of the 100-voice Resonance Women's Chorus of Boulder. She directed the Denver Gay Men's Chorus from 1999-2005. With Sound Circle and the Denver Gay Men's Chorus, she has performed and collaborated with other GALA member choruses across the country; her ensembles are known for their supportive collaboration with composers, performers, and other organizations locally. Recent artistic projects have included Sound Circle: On BodiesÉ, a performance piece about bodies and body image, and performances of Jennifer BerezanŐs Praises for the World. Projects in development include Snap Out of It, a concert about fear and imagination; and a collaborative piece with SeattleŐs Captain Smartypants about death and loss, to premiere in 2007. Sue received a 2004 GALA Choruses Legacy Award in recognition of her contributions to the gay and lesbian choral movement. She has served GALA Choruses on the Board of Directors and numerous advisory committees and has presented workshops at GALA Choruses events on topics including long-range artistic planning, mission and relevance, and musical excellence. She directed the women's chorus at the first Singers' Weekend in Toronto in 1997 and co-organized the Voices of Women concert at the 2004 Montreal Festival. In Colorado, Sue has received an AHAB/Neodata Artist Fellowship, a PFLAG Community Service Award, and the 2004 Daily Camera Pacesetter Award for Arts and Entertainment.