The Voices of Flower Mound
The Voices of Flower Mound
The Voices of Flower Mound was established as a charitable organization with 501(c)(3) status in 2006. Since then, the group has grown into a large-scale mixed chorus of over 70 accomplished singers. Founders Ron and Janis Miller - still active participants and board members - launched the group in collaboration with original music director Mary McGuyer. Ten years later, upon her retirement, the Millers discovered Dr. Arturo Ortega. Building on the strengths that were already in place at the time, Dr. Ortega has taken the choir to another level. As a result, the choir has developed a loyal, growing following and a stellar reputation in the region.
Recent concerts demonstrate the choir's diverse programming, all of which were praised as audience pleasers:
Serious Music Mashup - A seamless blending of selections from the classical, musical theatre, and indie pop genres
Diamonds and Desperadoes - A program highlighting classic hits of the country/western and bluegrass genres
Unforgettable - A presentation of jazz standards from the American Songbook
Old Time Religion - A celebration of Gospel favorites and American hymns
Collaborations, Relationships, and Community Favorites
The Voices of Flower Mound maintains an active presence throughout the Flower Mound area with performances at local functions such as the town's annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day celebrations. The choir also joins with the Lamb of God Lutheran Church Choir for its annual Memorial Day Service.
Independence Day and Christmas are celebrated with enormously popular concerts with the Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra. Both concerts are family favorites throughout the community.
The Voices of Flower Mound also takes pride in its frequent collaborations with artists of international renown. The most recent concerts have featured baritone Malcolm Payne, Jr.; singer, multi-instrumentalist, and virtuoso fiddler Stephanie Raby; Lamb of God Lutheran Church Music Director and Organist Stephanie Poyner; and current and former members of the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band.
The Voices Afield & Abroad
The Voices of Flower Mound has performed throughout Italy, including a mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, Sicily, and the Amalfi Coast. Additionally, the choir has performed in Portugal & Spain, as well as Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Most recently, the group performed at New York City's Carnegie Hall in collaboration with renowned American composer/conductor Mack Wilberg, music director of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, (formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir).
Highlights for 2024 include a tour of South America, including stops in Argentina and Brazil, a performance at Dallas' Meyerson Symphony Hall in collaboration with the Turtle Creek Chorale and the North Texas Children's Choir, as well as performances of Carl Orff's monumental work, "Carmina Burana".