JAMESTOWN - On Sunday at 7 p.m., the Silver Winds Regional Flute Choir will perform at the Music Salon Series at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown.
The Silver Winds Regional Flute Choir is an ensemble consisting of eight flutists from the Warren County area. This group grew from a core group of five musicians who began playing together five years ago. The group size has fluctuated over time with up to 10 flutists in the choir. The full complement of flutists allows the choir to perform a wide range of styles represented in the flute choir repertoire.
Musicians are professionals, music teachers, and skilled amateurs all sharing a love of flute music.
Left to right: Laura Whitten, Betty Fitzgerald, Olivia Zapel, Pat Murphy, Becky Darbee, Penny Chaffee.
The choir performs a variety of music that includes classical, popular, sacred, and Celtic selections. Many of these pieces are well known songs, hymns, or compositions, originally written for orchestra or mixed ensemble, that have been transcribed for flute choir. The choir also performs selections written specifically for the unique combination of instruments that create the modern flute choir. Silver Winds performs using the C-flute, piccolo, alto, and bass flute. This instrumentation is one many audience members experience for the first time at a flute choir performance.
This program is part of the continuing Music Salon Series provided by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown. Funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Re-grant Program administered by the Cattaraugus County Arts Council. Donations will be accepted to insure the continuation of the salons, and a reception will follow the performance.
The program is free and open to the public.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is located at 1255 Prendergast Ave. in Jamestown. For information, call 488-1902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.