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Provided by the Woodbridge Flute Choir

Featuring High School Scholarship Winner Yeama Ho

The Woodbridge Flute Choir (WFC), directed by Debbie Gilbert and assisted by Lisa Sheldone, will present its seventh annual Concerto Scholarship Concert on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:00PM at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville, VA.  Admission is free.

Yeama Ho

Yeama Ho

The performance will feature 2015 competition winner, Yeama Ho.  Yeama is a 10th grader at Winston Churchill High School and studies with David Lonkevich.  She will receive a scholarship award of $500 to be used toward her music studies, and will perform Concertino, Op. 107 by Cécile Chaminade with the WFC.

The Woodbridge Flute Choir will also perform various works for flute choir including Mystic Wind by Ken Kreuzer, Fluten II by Vincenzo Sorrentino, Winds of Enchantment by James-Michael Sellars, Adagio for Strings by Samuel Barber arranged by Martin Melicharek, III,Two Spirituals by Peter Senchuk and Fantasia and Variations by John Buckley.

About the Woodbridge Flute Choir:

The Woodbridge Flute Choir, directed by Debbie Gilbert and assisted by Lisa Sheldone, has 25 members who play flute, piccolo, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute.  Since its inception in 1996, the WFC has presented a regular concert series in Northern Virginia and has performed at charitable and gala events, Flute Society of Washington events, and flute choir festivals. The Choir has performed at the Kennedy Center and the White House, and most recently was invited to perform at the 2011 and 2013 National Flute Association Conventions. As part of its mission to educate its members and the Washington area flute community, the Choir has sponsored masterclasses and performed with internationally acclaimed flutists such as Per Oien, John Barcellona, Tadeu Coelho, Chris Potter, Alexa Still, Thomas Robertello, Aaron Goldman, and piccolo soloist Nan Raphael. In recognition of the need for new music written specifically for flute choir, the WFC has commissioned and presented world premieres of original works by Gretchen Morse, Nancy Wood, Lee Larsen, Mel Lauf, Jonathan Cohen, Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda, Russell Nadel, and Greg Lutz.  The group has produced four commercial CDs – Butterfly, Woodbridge Suite, Passages and A Silver Christmas. All are available for download either on CD Baby, iTunes, or through amazon.com. For more information about the choir, its upcoming concerts and its recordings, please visitwww.woodbridgeflutechoir.org.

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. She is currently the principal flutist with the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra and a seven-time winner in the National Flute Association’s annual Professional Flute Choir Competition. Currently she serves as president of the board of directors of the Flute Society of Washington.

Yeama Ho, 15, is a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD. Yeama began her flute study at age 10 with Susan Brandt and currently studies with David Lonkevich. She has received awards and honors from many competitions including the Asian American International Music Competition, the Music Teacher’s National Association Competition (Maryland), and the US Army Band Concerto Competition. Yeama is a member of the Maryland Classical Youth Orchestra and was a member of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra during the 2013-2014 season. She has performed at major venues such as the Millennium Stage of the Kennedy Center, the Strathmore Music Center, and the George Mason University Concert Hall. A brilliant student academically, Yeama is passionate about music and loves to share it with others and enjoys contributing to the community. Yeama is grateful for the wonderful performance opportunity that the Woodbridge Flute Choir provides and plans to use the scholarship award to support her flute study.

More information about the Woodbridge Flute Choir and its 2014-2015 season may be found at www.woodbridgeflutechoir.org.

This concert is generously sponsored by Heritage Financial Wealth Management and NOVEC (Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative).   Woodbridge Flute Choir is also supported in part by funding from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Prince William County Parks and Recreation

Calendar Information

What:  Woodbridge Flute Choir Concerto Scholarship Concert
  Debbie Gilbert, Artistic DirectorYeama Ho, 2015 Scholarship Winner
  CHAMINADE: Concertino, Op. 107




Mystic WindFluten IIWinds of Enchantment

Adagio for Strings

Two Spirituals

Fantasia and Variations

When: Sunday, March 22nd  at 3:00 pm
Where:  Greenwich Presbyterian Church15305 Vint Hill Rd., Nokesville, VA 20181
Admission: FREE
Information:  www.woodbridgeflutechoir.org

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