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What are 5280+ Senior Chorales?

One week in the summer of 2013, Brian Leatherman directed a choir for the national Road Scholar/Elderhostel program held in Fort Collins, CO. His long-time colleague, Cindy Runkel served as accompanist. As the week of rehearsals and performance closed, Brian suggested that he and Cindy should pursue something like this in Denver, as Brian was due to retire from public education in June 2014.


Throughout 2014 they discussed and explored the possibility of a day-time, non-auditioned choir for folks age 50 to 80+ and their vision became a reality when the first chorale began singing in August 2015!

If you have sung sometime in your life, want to return to singing, or have never sung outside of the shower, come meet new friends at our educational and enjoyable weekly rehearsals. Learn proper breathing techniques and how to improve your voice through correct tone production. Sessions culminate with combined performances as well as special concerts by the individual choirs or smaller groups



Watch this site for updates to our


Highlands Ranch 5280+ Chorale,


and our


South Suburban 5280+ Chorale



welcoming our newest group, the


Parker 5280+ Chorale

Please join us for our Fall 2023 program beginning in September.



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Recent Video Clips
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"You've got a Friend in Me" from April 29, 2023 Concert

PLEASE NOTE:  For your continued protection, 5280+ Senior Chorales and Sanitize NOW! ( will again be employing

advanced HEALTH SAFETY protocols at rehearsals this semester.   These protocols utilize SAFE and EFFECTIVE products that have been laboratory tested and proven to radically reduce airborne [Safer Spaces] and hand/skin [Skin Guard] transfer of viruses and bacteria, etc.

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