FLUTES AND FRIENDS PRESENTS CHRISTMAS CONCERT NOV. 11
November 4, 2008
By Shayla Pearsall
UNA Student Writer
FLORENCE, Ala. — Flutes and Friends will present a holiday concert, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Florence. The event is free and open to the public.
The program, directed by Alan Flowers and Ann Hendren, will feature UNA’s flute ensemble performing Christmas classics such as “Silent Night” by Franz Gruber, and “Angels We Have Heard on High,” arranged by Ann Cameron Pearce. The concert will also consist of many other pieces, including “Ave Maria,” by Franz Biebl; “How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place,” by Johannes Brahms; “A Flute Tootin’ Yule,” arranged by Ron Goldstein; “Masters In This Hall,” arranged by Amy Rice-Young; and “How Brightly Shines the Morning Star,” by Philip Nicolai and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Other pieces include Niccolo Jommelli’s “Trio Sonata in D Major,” performed by flutists Stephanie Christmas and Bliss Savell along with Selwyn Jones on bassoon. Also, soloist Stephanie Christmas will perform allemande from “Partita in A Minor,” by Johann Sebastian Bach.
UNA students participating in the concert include Stephanie Christmas, of Huntsville; Erin Collins, of Harvest; Katie Hogan, of Harvest; Holly Jacobs, of Double Springs; Jennifer Mobley, of Madison; Britney Moss, of Tuscumbia, Bliss Savell, of Meridian, Miss.; and Droo McGinnis, of Fort Payne.
For more information, contact Ann Hendren at 256-765-4360.