Flute choir seeks funding


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A fundraising concert to benefit an upcoming trip for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Flute Choir is planned Saturday, July 16, on the Weatherford campus.

The choir is one of 24 that was selected to perform at the 45th annual National Flute Association Conference this August in San Diego. Funds raised at the July 16 concert will help support expenses related to the NFA performance.

The SWOSU concert is at 3 p.m. in the Berrong Recital Hall. The program will feature flute choir works by Louke, Via, Chamberlain and Offermans as well as additional chamber and solo performances.

A dessert reception will follow the performance. The event is free and open to the public but a $10 suggested donation is welcome at the door.

The concert will serve as a preview for the San Diego performance. The SWOSU choir will perform alongside university and professional flute choirs from such places as Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, California, Texas, Utah, and Arizona.

The flute choir is directed by Dr. Shelley Martinson, assistant professor of music at SWOSU.

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