Provided by Woodbridge Flute Choir
The Woodbridge Flute Choir, directed by Debbie Gilbert and assisted by Lisa Sheldone, will present its annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017 at 3:00 p. m. at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville.
The concert will benefit Farthest Corners, a non-profit organization focused on educational and humanitarian mission in Burma. For more than eleven years, the Nokesville-based foundation, under the leadership of Nokesville native Austin House and a team of Asian workers, has provided relief following typhoons and rice famine in Burma, operated a home and school for orphans and other children displaced by war and tribal conflict in Burma and provided educational and spiritual support in villages and refugee camps along the Thailand/Burma border. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to support the extensive work Farthest Corners is doing in Burma and Thailand.
Guest vocalists Judy Raze, Karen Savia, and 11-year-old Callie Smith from Greenwich Presbyterian Church will join the flute choir for three pieces. Judy and Karen will sing two beautiful contemporary Christian classics, Mary Did You Know? and Breath of Heaven arranged for flute choir by Phyllis Louke. Callie will sing Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from the popular children’s movie “Frozen.”
The flute choir will also perform arrangements of three favorite Christmas carols O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Silent Night (both arranged by Ann Cameron Pearce), and Away in A Manger by Steve Sample plus a lovely arrangement of the choral piece There Is No Rose by Z. Randall Stroope, arranged by Phyllis Louke. They will also perform Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda’s original work for flute choir, Kyriale. Also included will be a jazzy arrangement of Rise Up Shepherd and Follow by Ann Cameron Pearce and two fun arrangements of the holiday classics Jingle Bells by Valerie Coleman and The Twelve Days of Christmas by Amy Rice-Young.