The Voices of Flower Mound
The Voices of Flower Mound was founded in 2006 by Ron and Janis Miller, both of whom are still active participants and board members, in collaboration with Mary McGuyer, the group’s first Music Director. Upon McGuyer’s retirement in 2016, Dr. Arturo Ortega took over the choir and built on the strengths that were well in place at that time. During his tenure the group has grown into a large-scale mixed chorus of over 80 accomplished singers and enjoys a loyal and growing following and a stellar reputation in the region for the quality of its programs. Recent highlights that show the choir’s diverse programming include the much lauded “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, and “Unforgettable”, a presentation of jazz standards from the “American Songbook”. The Voices of Flower Mound also maintains an active presence throughout the Flower Mound area with performances at official Town functions such as the Town of Flower Mound’s annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day celebrations, as well as a collaboration with the Chancel Choir of Lamb of God Lutheran Church for their annual Memorial Day Service. In addition, the Voices of Flower Mound collaborates annually with the Chancel Choir of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church and the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra in presenting the enormously popular and much lauded annual 4th of July and Christmas concerts, both of which have become family favorites throughout the community.
The Voices of Flower Mound collaborates frequently with artists of international reputation, the most recent of which have included concerts that featured baritone Malcolm Payne, Jr., singer, multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso fiddler Stephanie Raby, Music Director and Organist of Lamb of God Lutheran Church, Stephanie Poyner, and members and faculty of the famed University of North Texas One O’ Clock Lab Band.
In recent years the Voices of Flower Mound has performed throughout Italy, including a Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, and most recently has performed in Portugal and Spain; and summer of 2020 will take the group through Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Of particular distinction, the group has most recently been invited to perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall under the direction of Maestro Mack Wilberg, Music Director of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square (formerly known as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir) in February 2021.