Gail Vehslage, flutist


The Chesapeake Flute Consort at the White House.

Flute Choirs

Gail Vehslage formed and leads three flute choirs, one for adults and two for youth.

What is a flute choir? A flute choir is an ensemble of various flute voices, including piccolos, concert C flutes (most common flute), alto flutes, bass flutes, and contra flutes. [Photo to the right shows contra bass flute, played standing; bass flute with curved head joint, at far right; alto flutes on front row; and C flutes on back row.]

Attend a flute choir concert. See the 2015-16 Calendar of Events.

The Chesapeake Flute Consort

Formed in 1994, the CFC is an adult flute choir that draws members from the Annapolis and Washington, DC metropolitan areas. Members include professional flutists, adult amateurs and advanced students.

The Consort has performed in Antwerp, Belgium; Paris, France; the White House; Ocean Grove, NJ, and at the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair and the Hampton Roads Flute Faire. The ensemble played by invitation at the National Flute Association's annual conventions in New York City (2009) and Charlotte, NC (2011). The Consort performs frequently in Annapolis and Bethesda, Maryland.

The ensemble provides members with the oppotunity to participate in CFC adult recitals in the spring and fall.

CYSO's Senior Flute Choir

Rehearsing the CYSO Senior Flute Choir in Russia.

The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Senior Flute Choir is composed of extraordinary high school flutists from the Baltimore/Washington/Annapolis area of Maryland. They perform music in a variety of styles from popular to classical, using piccolos, concert C flutes, alto flutes and bass flutes, to achieve a full orchestral sound.

The ensemble has performed in recital in Antwerp, Belgium; Paris, France; and St. Petersburg, Russia. Touring in Italy, they performed in Venice, Florence and Rome. In the summer of 2014, the Senior Flutes toured New England. They appear annually at The Maryland Statehouse and bi-annually at the Flute Society of Washington D.C.’s Mid Atlantic Flute Fair. In 2012 and 2014, they performed at The White House during the Christmas season.

CYSO's Junior Flute Choir

The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Junior Flute Choir is composed of middle school students in grades six through eight. They perform three concerts annually