Praise for Flutissimo Flute Choir

The ensemble again received the highest praise of “Outstanding Adult Amateur Ensemble” at the Texas Flute Society competition in May 2019! We've held this accolade since 2005! In addition to the group honor, Flutissimo member Michelle Harris received “Outstanding Adult Amateur Soloist” and Flutissimo Artistic Director Janice Spooner received “Honor Adult Professional Soloist”.

Concert Praise -- “I wanted to say THANK You for the wonderful performance by Flutissimo Flute Choir recently at our hospital. We feel so blessed to have such talented individuals share their gifts and talents with our guests, staff and patients. Thank you again!” -- Laura from Texas Health HEB Hospital

Concert Praise -- “Thank you so much for performing at Christmas Fest. The music was beautiful. We had lots of positive comments from patrons who could hear the music throughout the library. It was a true blessing.” -- Maria from the Bedford Library

Ann Cameron Pearce, arrangement of “Adagio” -- “One of my former Raleigh Flute Choir members attended your concert a few days ago and forwarded your program to me. Thank you for including my "Adagio" on it. She said your choir did a wonderful rendering. I noticed also, that you played Hal Ott's Benediction, one of ScoreVivo's publications. That piece is one of my favorites too. It's good to see that your choir is playing together via acceptable social distancing, etc. Music brings people together in wonderful ways.”

Alexander Abbott, composer of “Nature Speaks”, “Wind-Blown Blue Grass”, & “Everything in the Garden's Rosey” -- “MASSIVE CONGRATS !!!! (X 1,000) Well done !!!...but I'm not surprised !! I meant what I said about the standard of the choir after I heard physically what it consisted of and the professional outlook they have and keen too!...they just LOVE their music....that's what I think music is there for....to ENJOY IT.”

Daniel Cueto, composer of “Rio” -- “I was amazed at how good the choir sounds, especially after realizing that most (or all?) of the players are amateurs! I also liked the general selection of pieces. Keep up the good work!”

Ricky Lombardo, composer of “Mysterious Mansion”, "The Flute Garden", & "Clusters and Flusters" -- “Thanks for including my “Mysterious Mansion” composition in your NFA program. Your flute choir is to be commended and very proud of their performance for a job well done. I hope everyone enjoyed my piece.”

“I must say, and my wife agrees, the "Flutissimo Flute Choir" is one of the best flute choirs we have heard. If we lived in Texas, my wife and I would want to play with your group. The recording of "The Flute Garden" is really terrific. Everyone should be extremely proud!”

“Thank you for sending me the link to the NFA performance. I had a chance to listen to the entire concert. You have a very nice flute choir and an ensemble of which you can be proud. I appreciate you using my composition and wish I could have been there to hear it live. Please send my best wishes and warmest regards to all the members of your flute choir for a job well done.”

Kathleen Mayne, composer of “Balcony” -- “...I am so thrilled with your recording of my Balcony. It’s the best I’ve heard yet. Kudos to your group and especially the sensitive musicality of your director. Tempos and dynamics were just dead on and I really enjoyed the balance of the low flutes to the top ones. Great acoustics too!”

Anne McGinty, composer of “Masques” -- “...This is terrific! I haven't listened to the piece in many years and it was a pleasure just to sit back and remember. Bravo! How nice to see such an active flute choir adding to the music of your community!”

James-Michael Sellers -- “Wanted to let your group know how amazing your recordings sound! As a relative newcomer composer for the ensemble, it's always amazing to hear the real sound instead of just hearing the computerized versions that Finale or Sibelius give us when hitting playback. Very inspiring! Thank you for your recordings and having a great sounding group!”

Stephen Tung, composer of “Old Stone Church” -- “...Confident playing and good energy on the entire CD/program ... Really captured the intended spirit of the piece on ”Old Stone Church”

“...the entire CD was beautiful and the engineering top notch (great capturing of the sound of each and every flute performing)!”

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