SUNDAY 4/12: Flute/Harp Concert at Hungars Church

Hungars Music Ministry presents a concert by Debra Wendells Cross (flute) and Barbara Chapman (harp) 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Hungars Episcopal Church, 10107 Bayside Road in Machipongo. The event is free and open to the public.

Cross and Chapman enjoy a reputation for artistry in diverse, innovative, and accessible programming. They are founding members of the Virginia Chamber Players, have recorded for four CDs and have been broadcast nationally on National Public Radio’s Performance Today.

Performing together for more than 20 years, they enjoy the research and presentation of lost treasures of the flute and harp repertoire, as well as create their own arrangements of traditional and sacred music. The April 12 concert will include lyrical and beautiful selections from the classical repertoire by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Foster, Godard and Piazzolla, as well as their own arrangements of hymn settings.

Cross holds the position of principal flute in the Virginia Symphony. She also serves on the faculties of the College of William and Mary and Old Dominion University, and during the summer is principal flutist of the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Seattle native graduated with honors from the New England Conservatory. She also studied in Paris with Michel Debost.

Chapman has held the position of principal harp for the Virginia Symphony since 1988 and Virginia Opera since 1986. Previously she held the position of principal harp with Glimmerglass Opera of New York and toured the U.S. with the American Harp Society’s Concert Artist Program. An active recitalist, she has performed often on the Chamber Music and Organ Swell series of the Virginia Arts Festival, Virginia Wesleyan, and ODU Recital series and as guest artist with the Virginia Chorale. She has served on the faculty of The College of William and Mary and has led workshops at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Eastman School of Music, New York.



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