Rocky Mountain Flute Choir Spring 2018
Founded in 1977 as the Alry Flute Choir under the direction of Amy Rice-Young, the current Rocky Mountain Flute Choir has 26 active members. Members rehearse once a week on Monday evenings from 7 p,m. to 8:30 p.m. at the First Plymouth Congregational Church in Cherry Hills Village. The choir rehearses from August through May and performs at least two free public concerts, one in the spring and one in the fall. Additional private concerts are scheduled throughout the year. If you are interested in joining us or would just like more information, please visit the Contact Us page. You can hear an excerpt from one of the pieces we performed at our Fall 2018 concert, It's a Jungle Out There, by clicking on the audio file under the group photo. The piece is entitled Cats and Flutes.
What is a flute choir?
Just as a vocal choir has a range of voices, so, too, does a flute choir. The most common flutes in a flute choir are piccolo, C flute, alto flute, and bass flute. Music is specifically arranged for a flute choir and can vary from sweet romantic to cool jazz to hot Latin and everything in between! The result is a tapestry of wondrous sounds and a delight for both the audience and the players.
We invite you to attend our next free performance. Please see the Upcoming Events page. We also hope you will attend our post-performance reception and meet and greet our flutists.
Meet our Players
The flutists who make up the choir come from diverse musical backgrounds. The things they have in common are a love of music and performance as well as the desire to provide the best possible concert experience for their audience.
The photos and biographies of each member of the choir will rotate on a regular basis. So, please return often to this page and see who is performing in the Rocky Mountain Flute Choir.
Beth Montgomery: C Flute
Beth Montgomery played the flute in high school and college. For 20 years, she barely played but started again when she joined RMFC in 2011. Beth taught high school and middle school history for 24 years and now works for The DBQ Project teaching social studies teachers how to teach thinking and writing. She is married to Matthew and has 24 year old twin daughters. When she is not fluting, she is hiking, skiing, traveling, or trying to learn how to speak French better.
Jackie Gross: C Flute & Alto Flute
Jackie started playing the flute when she was 10 years old. The choice between a flute and an accordion seemed obvious to her (the accordion had no bling). Following college, Jackie enjoyed being part of the pit orchestra for several seasons of the Mariemont Players in Cincinnati. After teaching high school English and raising three children, Jackie returned to school and completed a computer course at DU. She spent 20 years in IT as a trainer, technical writer, and software tester. Now retired, Jackie and her husband enjoy biking, sailing, and cross-country skiing.