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. 2. The concert will begin at 3:00 p. m. at Greenwich Presbyterian Church in Nokesville. Twenty members of The Woodbridge Flute Choir will perform songs of the season on piccolo, flute, alto flute, bass flute and contrabass flute.
Guest handbell ringers Schelly Harrison, Mindi O’Connor and Lon Quinones from Greenwich Presbyterian Church will join the choir on several pieces. Lon Quinones, music director at Greenwich Presbyterian, will accompany the choir on piano.
The concert will benefit “Farthest Corners,” a non-profit organization based in Nokesville and Thailand that provides humanitarian, medical, spiritual and educational assistance to the displaced people of Burma. Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken for Farthest Corners to purchase medical kits, rice and other necessary items for refugees along the Thailand/Burma border.
The flute choir will perform three original works for flute choir that have a winter theme including Winter’s Journey by Lewis A. Locher, The Snowman’s Prayer by James-Michael Sellers and Six anges qui dansent dans le ciel (Six angels who dance in the sky) by Masamicz Amano. They will also play arrangements of well-known Christmas carols which include God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Michael T. Turner, a low flute arrangement of Greensleeves by Ali Ryerson, We Three Kings/Carol of the Bells by Phyllis Avidan Louke, J.S. Bach’s How Brightly Shines the Morning Star, arranged by Ann Cameron Pearce and our favorite arrangement of Silent Night called Silver Winds in the Night by Jackson Berkey.