Flutes & co are going from strength to strength with over 40 players of all ages and standards from across the local area. Flute teachers play alongside beginners thanks to the group’s new ‘Inspire programme’ which has been offered as a flagship example in the British Flute Society’s magazine ‘Pan’.
Sue Nicholls, Musical Director commented, “It’s such a generous group of musicians who all love playing the flute. We’ve written easier parts so the younger ones can have the experience of playing in a large ensemble with other more experienced flautists.” New Inspire member Alma says, “Normally I play on my own, so I’m enjoying playing with all the other people.”
Another new Inspire member Hannah added, “I like playing with all the different kinds of flutes.” As well as standard flutes, the group has piccolos, alto, bass and contra bass flutes as well as a percussionist and double bass player. Anna, an adult member commented: “There are few places where you get the opportunity to play 5 different types of flute in one evening!”
Flutes & Co’s next concert is on Saturday 6th July 7pm at St. Andrew’s Church, Sedbergh. A feast of new compositions including the newly composed ‘Luna’s Magic Flute’ by Blaz Pucihar and a Japanese piece ‘Blue Train’, arrangements of pieces such as ‘Night on a Bare Mountain’ and The Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’ and an improvised piece arising from the group’s Musical Adventure Day, it promises to live up to its title ‘Flute Magic’.
Contact Sue for tickets: 07557 919879 £8 adults, £4 children. Tickets also available on the door. Refreshments available and a raffle.