Twelve-member flute choir is final Friends of Pipes concert

PHOTO PROVIDED The Williamsport Flute Ensemble will present a Friends of the Pipes concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Great Island Presbyterian Church, Lock Haven.

LOCK HAVEN — The final concert of the 2018 Great Island Friends of the Pipes Winter Recital Series features the Williamsport Flute Ensemble. The recital is slated for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Great Island Presbyterian Church, 12 W. Water St.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door.

Rick Coulter, retired Williamsport Area School District music supervisor, conducts the 12-member group, as well as the Billtown Brass ensemble. At this recital, Ashley Crust and Mike Marini, current instructors of music, will each share the conducting responsibility on a piece.

The Williamsport Flute Ensemble was founded in January 2013 as a much-needed chamber music outlet for area flutists. If you are a flutist and over the age of 16 and wish to participate, call 570-435-3218 or 570-398-2511 for additional information.

Four voices in the flute family will be heard at this performance: piccolo, C flute, alto and bass. The concert will include such diverse selections as Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance to an arrangement of Scott Joplin’s Ragtime Dance.

“I heard this group in December for the first time,” said Christina Frank, who searches for groups to include each year in the winter series, “and I immediately knew that our audience would love them. The combination of the four voices of flute is unlike any other sound and is stunning.”

Ensemble members are: Sheri Yingling, Melania Scaife, Corinne Giacobbi, Peggy Morehart, Michele Mach, Lucy Henry, Nancy Moff, MaryAnn Bauer, Jacquie Engle, Mike Marini, Ashley Crust, and Jamie Chambers.


- WHO: Williamsport Flute Ensemble

- WHEN: 1:30 p.m. Sunday

- WHERE: Great Island Presbyterian Church, Lock Haven

- TICKETS: $15 ($5 for students) at the door