VSA Musician Spotlight: Chris Munday, Alto

[San Juan Silver Stage | May 2020 | Stacey Ryan, for Valley Symphony Assoc.]  

Chris Munday, Alto, Valley Symphony Chorus. Courtesy image.

Chris Munday is sings in the Alto section of the Valley Symphony Chorus. While growing up, she sang in her church’s youth choir, adult choir, and several small groups. Prior to moving to Montrose, she performed in a distinguished seminary choir for 12 years. Soon after becoming a Colorado resident six years ago, she was missing the discipline of people working together to create a beautiful finished choral product—one that they and others could enjoy. Then, a friend invited her to audition for the VSA Chorus. Now in her fourth year, Chris has enjoyed the experience immensely and is a fixture in the Alto 2 section.

Married 43 years, Chris and husband Robert (rector of the Montrose All Saints Anglican Church), along with their daughter, have lived in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Illinois. Robert likes to say, “We’d never lived west of the Mississippi, and now we live west of the Rockies.”

Besides singing, Chris also loves to bake, has over 250 cookbooks, and nearly 300 cookie cutters. She also collects carousel horse figurines, tea pots, cups, and other tea-related paraphernalia.

“It takes a lot of work to produce our concerts, but what good and worthwhile thing doesn’t? I hope audiences enjoy listening to the concerts as much as we enjoy singing them.”

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Vic Franks, Tenor, Valley Symphony Chorus.

Chris Munday, Alto, Valley Symphony Chorus.

About the Valley Symphony Association

The power of music to bind generations. Since 1970, the Valley Symphony Association orchestra and chorus has culturally enriched the community and its members by bringing together some of the best volunteer musicians from the North Fork and Uncompahgre Valleys to discover and present works of great composers, past and present. Performance styles range from classical orchestral to upbeat pop, from purely instrumental to a combination of orchestra and chorus. Please consider donating to help make the music possible. [DONATE]