Fine Arts Program

The Coaster
September 2004

The Festive Flutes, a semi-professional flute choir, will perform a Fine Arts Program on Sunday, September 19 at the Howell Public Library, Old Tavern Road at 3:00 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Music of Bach, Quantz, Dvorak, and Grieg; as well as Mexican folk songs, and operetta tunes of Victor Herbert will be featured. Programs have also been scheduled for the residents of The Townhouse, Point Pleasant; Chelsea at Manalapan and East Brunswick; Care One, Holmdel; The Sycamore, Shrewsbury; Conva-Center and Medi-Center, Neptune; and The Arbors in Spring Lake.

The seven member group, founded and directed by Marjorie Koharski, Neptune, performs a repertoire of music, including classical arrangements, show tunes, old standards, and folk music. They will again feature holiday concerts in December and will offer their annual series of family programs at the public libraries during the Winter and early spring. Highlights of the flute choir’s career include an appearance at Drew University for the first annual Flute Choir Festival and a feature performance on News 12 New Jersey. The Festive Flutes, with C flutes, piccolo, and alto flute, have a membership of adults and advanced high school students.

Current members of the group are Caitlin Bogdan, Ron Campo, and Elizabeth Casper of Neptune; Carolyn Mauer, Old Bridge; Jacqueline Calcagno, Hazlet, and Megan Natoli, Freehold.