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The warmth and beauty of the night to be the focus of Lakeland Civic Flute Choir concert

Posted: April 29, 2022

The Lakeland Civic Flute Choir will present their spring concert “Nights Across the Lands” Friday, May 6, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center. The center is located on the first floor of the D-Building on the campus of Lakeland Community College.

Concert tickets are available for sale online only at Ticket prices are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and veterans, and $2 for students. Guests should bring their order confirmation to show at the door.

The flute choir, led by director Judith Elias, will perform a variety of pieces highlighting the beauty and calmness of night and nature. Included in the concert will be “Night and Day,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Birds” by Herman Beeftink, and Joanie Madden’s “Dreams at Home.” The flute choir will also be performing “Nod a Don” by Lakeland Community College’s music department chair and director of the orchestra Dr. Matthew C. Saunders. Guest conductor for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Overture to the Marriage of Figaro" is Michael J. Elias. Guest pianist is retired Lakeland professor emeritus Robert L. Brown.


The Lakeland Civic Flute Choir consists of many members of the previous Lake Erie College Flute Choir, The Hildegarden Flute Choir, and were most recently known as The Lake Flute Choir. In the spring of 2020, they were invited by Dr. Matthew Saunders, Lakeland music department chair, to be in residence at Lakeland Community College. The Lakeland Civic Flute Choir is open to new members by audition, including students and community members with some previous performance experience. Interested musicians can contact Judith Elias at


Lakeland Community College provides community members the opportunity to express and advance their talents by performing in five music groups: the Lakeland Civic Band, the Lakeland Civic Chorus, the Lakeland Civic Flute Choir, the Lakeland Civic Jazz Orchestra and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra.?Additionally, the college offers talented high school students Jazz Impact, an all-star high school music group.

For more information about the civic music groups and auditions, contact Jeri Lynn Pilarczyk in the Arts and Sciences Division at 440.525.7261 or email

Lakeland Community College is located atthe I-90 East/ Route 306 exit. Free parking is available


For more than 50 years, Lakeland Community College has impacted thousands of lives through learning. Founded in 1967, Lakeland was the first college in Ohio created by a vote of the people.

True to its mission, the college provides quality learning opportunities to nearly 8,000 credit students to meet the needs of the community at its campus in Kirtland and online.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, Lakeland offers more than 140 associate degree and certificate programs that may lead to high-demand careers or transfer to four-year institutions. The college also provides access to bachelor’s, graduate and doctorate degrees along with certificates and endorsements, as well as lifelong learning opportunities, on campus through the Holden University Center of Lakeland, in partnership with 12 four-year institutions.

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