Our humble beginnings started in 2002, after Georgia Dimaano threw together @10 flutists to form a flute choir to supplement a recital she was giving. The group enjoyed it so much, that regular rehearsals began a few months later and took off from there. We practiced in Georgia's unfinished basement, until we outgrew the space and moved to a new home at Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church in Glenmoore, PA, where we rehearsed for 11 years. The choir has matured over the years, sustained the Covid19 pandemic, and continues its mission of promotion of the flute, flute choir repertoire, and enriching and educating the cultural community through its performances and outreach. Its members are encouraged to grow as individual and ensemble musicians, all within a profesisonal and supportive environment.
In 2022 we secured a new home at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Exton, PA. We rehearse in Getman Hall and perform in St. Paul's lovely sanctuary. The choir continues to grow as a result of being more centrally located with easier access to major highways.
The Choir has had five music directors throughout its 20+ year history, and LuAnn Roth has recently taken on the role of Music Director. LuAnn, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, started playing the flute at age seven. She received her bachelor's degree in music performance from Bowling Green State University, where she studied in the flute studio of renowned flute professor Judith Bentley. LuAnn went on to earn a master’s degree in music performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She won concerto competitions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. LuAnn is certified in the Suzuki Flute Method and has performed and taught professionally for decades. She has been a member of the Pennsylvania Flute Choir since 2017, playing the C flute, alto flute, and piccolo. When LuAnn is not performing or conducting she volunteers as a cat foster parent.
Former Music Directors include Scott Zeplin, flutist and educator; Heidi Bingham, flutist and educator; Debra Torok, professional recording artist, pianist, composer, conductor and educator; Mark Adler, professional musician and educator; and Joseph Gehring, active conductor, pianist, and educator.