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Woodbridge Flute Choir Presents Free Spring Concert

Woodbridge Flute Choir
Woodbridge Flute Choir

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Woodbridge, VA – The Woodbridge Flute Choir, a 25-member ensemble that performs on flutes of all sizes from piccolo to contrabass flute, will present its family-friendly spring concert on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Central Library in Manassas, Virginia.  Admission is free.

The performance will include Sakura, Sakura arranged by Ricky Lombardo, Apollo and Hyacinthus Overture by W. A. Mozart arranged by Nancy Nourse, Wooden Bridge by Jonathan Cohen, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (In 5 Minutes) by Judy Nishimura, “Arpeggione Sonata” by Franz Schubert, arranged by Shaul Ben-Meir,L’Esprit des Petits Enfants by Jonathan Cohen and Fully Dressed by Peter Senchuk.

The Woodbridge Flute Choir (WFC), directed by Debbie Gilbert and assisted by Lisa Sheldone, was founded in 1996 as an outlet and learning experience for volunteer adult flutists.  The WFC has performed in a wide variety of concert series and events in the Washington, D.C., metro area.  It has also performed in renowned venues including the Kennedy Center and the White House, and at the National Flute Association Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2011 and in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2013.  The group has created three commercial CDs and is finalizing its fourth, and has commissioned a number of world premieres from various composers.  The Woodbridge Flute Choir has 25 members who play flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute.

Debbie Gilbert, the artistic director, resides in Broad Run, Virginia near Warrenton and holds a B.M.E. from Louisiana State University.  She has taught private flute lessons to youth and adults for over 25 years and directed the high school flute choirs in Fauquier County, Virginia for 25 years. This summer she was a winner in the National Flute Association’s Professional Flute Choir Competition and performed with that group at their convention in August 2013. She is the principal flutist with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, president of the board of directors of the Flute Society of Washington and directs the adult handbell choir at Greenwich Presbyterian Church.

More information about the Woodbridge Flute Choir and its commercial CD recording project may be found at www.woodbridgeflutechoir.org.

The Woodbridge Flute Choir is supported in part by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Prince William County Park Authority.

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