Woodbridge Flute Choir Holiday Concert and Benefit

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Provided by Woodbridge Flute Choir

The Woodbridge Flute Choir is directed by Debbie Gilbert and assisted by Lisa Sheldone. Their annual Holiday Concert will be on on Sunday, Dec. 14 at 3:00 p.m. at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville. Sixteen members of The Woodbridge Flute Choir will perform songs of the season on piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute.

Debbie Gilbert

Debbie Gilbert, artistic director of the Woodbridge Flute Choir, will reprise her piccolo performance of “Colibri” by Eugene Magalif for piccolo solo and flute choir. She performed this piece at the Salt Lake City National Flute Association (NFA) Convention in August with the NFA Professional flute choir. The flute choir will also perform Mr. Magalif’s arrangement of “Carol of the Bells.”

The concert will benefit “Farthest Corners.” This non-profit 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 freewill offering will be taken for Farthest Corners.

The flute choir will perform well-known Christmas carols and songs, including

  • Prelude on Greensleeves by Richard Purvis and Christmas Day by Gustav Holst, both arranged by Martin Melicharek III,
  • Jingle Bells arranged by Valerie Coleman,
  • Away in a Manger arranged by Steve Sample,
  • Silent Night arranged by Ann Cameron Pearce,
  • Some fun arrangements of carols by Peter Senchuk with a jazz twist called Santa’s Second Line and Kinda Blue Xmas.
  • The group will also play an original work for flute choir called Serendipity by Cameron Golinsky.

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