Williamsport Flute Choir to present free holiday concert

The Williamsport Flute Choir will present its 2018 Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Christ Episcopal Church, 426 Mulberry St. The free concert will feature a talented group of flutists playing bass, alto, C flutes, and piccolos.

The group is under the direction of Richard Coulter and will play a mix of holiday and non-holiday music, including “A Renaissance Noel” by Catherine McMichael, Holst’s “In the Bleak Mid-Winter,” Dance 7 & 8 of Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances” and the classic carol, “Still, Still, Still.”

“One of the wonderful things about music is that it can be enjoyed through listening, and performance, from cradle to grave,” says Coulter. “The talented members of the Williamsport Flute Choir come from a broad background of occupations but share the joy of music making through weekly rehearsals and performances. The public is in for a treat with our holiday concert.”

The group’s treasurer, Jamie Chambers, agrees.

“Christmas is the most fabulous time for music. Flutes, especially, make it even more wonderful due to the arrangements that are available,” says Chambers. “Audiences can experience the beauty of the bass, alto and soprano flutes, and piccolo in a wonderful variety of music that is sure to please every taste.” She adds, “The concert is free admission, but donations are cheerfully accepted.”

Members playing in the concert are Mary Ann Bauer, Jamie Chambers, Corinne Giacobbi, Lucy Henry, Michele Mach, Nancy Moff, Peggy Morehart, Melanie Scaife and Sheri Yingling.