Cumbria’s flute orchestra, Flutes & co, is presenting a family-friendly ‘Not Just a Christmas’ concert on Sun 10th Dec 3pm led by its Musical Director, Sue Nicholls.
10 new members have joined the now 35 strong group of adults and young flute players from across Cumbria and North Lancs. Piccolos, C flutes, alto, bass and contra bass flutes will be supported by a double bass player and percussionist.
Set in the stunning St. Anne’s Church, Ings, the concert will open with an arrangement of Eric Whitacre’s ‘Lux Aurumque’. 3 local flute players Cathy Goss, Philip Gruar and Colin Blakey, have arranged pieces for the concert and there will be 2 original flute orchestra compositions ‘Le Chateau Hante’ (The Haunted Castle) by Avinee and a piece with audience participation ‘Voices of Nagasaki’ by Will Offermans.
A highlight of the concert will be an arrangement of Verdi’s ‘Agnus Dei’ from the Requiem where the flute orchestra will be joined by soprano soloist, Jane Irwin.
Christmas favourites including Troika and Walking in the Air will be performed in the second half. Ding Dong Merrily on High(er..and Higher) in all keys and a jazzy Jumpin’ Jingle Bells will round off what promises to be an enjoyable and entertaining concert.
Tickets £7 adults, £3 children (over 3s). Refreshments available.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve tickets or text 07557 919879. Tickets will also be available on the door. Please try to reserve tickets as we’re expecting a large audience in a small space!