Columbia Flute Choir
Columbia Flute Choir, under the direction of Sharyn Byer, has been delighting Washington audiences since 1994, performing throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The ensemble features all members of the flute family including piccolo, C flute, alto flute, bass flute, contr'alto flute, contrabass flute, and subcontrabass flute in G. Columbia Flute Choir presents a variety of classical music as well as original works for flute choir, and hosts an annual Flute Choir Festival in the Fall. Highlights of previous seasons include Columbia Flute Choir performances at The White House, on the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, in the Helen Hayes Gallery at The National Theatre, on Columbia Institute of Fine Arts "Distinguished Artist Series", during Fairfax City's "Spotlight on the Arts", on the "Old Town Hall Performance Series" in Fairfax, and the "Muldoon Concert Series" in Annandale. Columbia Flute Choir has presented world premieres at the Washington Flute Society's Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair and performed at the National Flute Association's Annual Convention.
Current Members include: (as pictured above) Sharyn Byer, Director, Front row: Tanya Haley, Laura Cook, Holly Vesilind, Michelle Williams, Liz Crane-Wexler, Middle Row: Mary Norris, Sydnee Stein, Claire Smith, Heather Tribble, Lindsay Hemphill, Back row: Rhonda Bowen, Nancy McAlpin, Michelle Clover, Alexandra Molnar-Suhajda, Joan da Silva Heit, and Amber Walson.
Not pictured: Jessica Bateman, Maria Luisa de la Cerda Rhode, Amy Hutchens, Mary McCarthy, Robin Roberts, and Jaime Santucci