The William Jewell Flute Choir will celebrate both new and old works at an upcoming program at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, at the Grace Episcopal Church of Liberty.
The program will start with Antonio Vivaldi’s Concert for Two Flutes, performed by instrumental scholar Sydney George, Platte City, and Florence Cunningham, retired Liberty Symphony/William Jewell staff. They will be accompanied by Andrea Johnson, violin, and Jewell students Mary Sanders, violin; and Iona Dewalt, cello. That will be followed by the world premiere of Flute Quintet No. 1, transcribed from the organ work Tiento, composed by Kansas City’s Blanche Gangwere, who will celebrate her 98th birthday at the event. Karla Harrison Wehmueller ’06 and Liberty Symphony flutist Christine Chesney will join the Flute Choir to perform Catherine McMichael’s Gaelic Offering: Rose Cottage, as well as other works. Finally, the flute choir will conclude with Brahms’ How Lovely Is Thy Dwelling Place, accompanied by pianist Dr. Tracey Johnson, as an appreciation of the use of the church.