Ben Riggs, new director of Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus / Photo courtesy of TCGMC

Ben Riggs, who has led the Denver Gay Men's Chorus since 2007, has been named artistic director of Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus. He will become the organization's fifth director, succeeding Dr. Stan Hill, when he begins work in August. Hill has lead the chorus for 12 years.

Riggs, who is also an active performer in various ensembles in Denver, served as artistic director of the 120-voice Boulder Chorale. He has a bachelor of music in piano from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, and a master of music in choral conducting from the University of Colorado. He will earn his doctorate in music from University of Colorado this year.

Jeffrey Bores, Vice Chair of TCGMC's Board of Directors described Riggs, as"perfectly suited to lead TCGMC artistically into the future."

The Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus was formed in 1981, adding the word "gay" to its title in 1991. It performs regularly throughout the year..The chorus will give its final concerts with Hill as director at 8 p.m. on June 22 and 23 at Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of Minnesota.

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