Woodbridge Flute Choir Holiday Concert & 25th Anniversary Celebration

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Provided by Woodbridge Flute Choir

The Woodbridge Flute Choir (WFC), directed by Debbie Gilbert and assisted by Lisa Sheldone, will present a Holiday Concert and Benefit for Farthest Corners on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 15305 Vint Hill Rd., Nokesville.

Twenty-one members of The Woodbridge Flute Choir will perform songs of the season on piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute and will be joined by harpist Cambria Van der Vaarst and percussionist Colson Meeks.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the flute choir, composer Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda was commissioned to write a new piece for flute choir and harp.  This new piece, Refiner’s Fire, will have its World Premiere at this concert.

The concert will feature Helen Freeman, the winner of the WFC’s 13th annual High School Concerto Scholarship Competition.  Helen is a rising senior at West Springfield High School and studies flute with Aaron Goldman.  She received a scholarship award of $500 to be used toward her music studies and will perform Gabriel Faure’s Fantasie with the flute choir.

Other pieces that will be performed on the concert are Autumn Vespers and Ukrainian Bell Carol by Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda, Charmingly Perfect Child and Silver Winds in the Night by Jackson Berkey, Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming, arranged by Todd Hayen, God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen, arranged by Michael T. Turner, Good Christian Men Rejoice arranged by Steven Tung, and Wexford Carol, arranged by Ann Cameron Pearce

The concert will benefit “Farthest Corners,” a non-profit organization that expresses God’s love in remote regions of Asia where persecution and suffering exist.  They provide humanitarian aid, education and development programs, and real hope through sharing the gospel.  Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken for Farthest Corners. For more information about Farthest Corners, click here.

COVID protocols:  All performers have been fully vaccinated but will not be masked while performing.  To protect the players and patrons, audience members are asked to wear a mask regardless of their vaccination status and to socially distance themselves.


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