Haven’t posted in a long time! I’m still alive and kicking though!
The Flute Choir is doing amazingly well after the great success of our Christmas Concert we’ve also played a lunchtime recital at Mill Hill Chapel in Leeds and did our second own concert titled “Arts@Trinity Flute Choir goes #Rio2016” for which we were joined by the amazing boys from BEAT IT! a percussion ensemble from ArtForms Leeds! More gigs coming up so watch out for news!
I’m still playing with the rarescale Flute Academy and additionally I was invited by Paul Abbott and James Stephenson to join their improv ensemble Departure Lounge that will be touring the north of England in Autumn.
Very pleased to announce that the Arts@Trinity Flute Choir will be joined by Carla Rees and Karin de Fleyt for this years Christmas Concert!
We shall be playing a very varied programme of solo to full flute choir music spanning more than 300 years!
Of course we’ll also be including arrangements of our favourite carols, arranged by our very own Simon Cummings!
Additionally to a lot of new members, the Arts@Trinity Flute Choir is also happy to announce that they now have an arranger and composer in residence: Simon Cummings!
He’s already working hard on two pieces for us 🙂
Do go and check his website out!
I spent the last week at beautiful Harlaxton Manor in Licolnshire for the rarescale summer school. It was a flautists and composers retreat which was truly inspiring. During the week we had loads of fun playing in ensembles and working on pieces the composers wrote whilst there. On the last day we held a little concert performing everything that had been worked on. I had the immense pleasure of performing some really cool pieces including “After St. Kilda” by Simon Cummings, “GOSS” by Neill Smith, part of a work for flute-trio by Gavin Stewart, a “Lament” by Brian Wilshaw and many others. I’d like to thank Carla Rees and rarescale for letting me take part and all the composers (e.g. David Bennett Thomas, Matthew Whiteside, Michael Oliva and many others) for their wonderful music. Hopefully I’ll see everyone again soon and be able work on pieces and projects in the future with some of them too!
Btw: that big pipe is a contrabass flute that Carla very kindly let me have a go at. Guess I’ll have to start saving some pennies for the next 50 years to be able to get one at some point!
Application is now open for the 2015 Fife Summer Camp taking place at Arts@Trinity Leeds.
The course is aimed at children aged 6+ and will run from the 24th-29th August with 1hour lessons every morning from 10am-11am and ending in a family fluting picnic on the Saturday afternoon.
For more information click here.
We’d like to welcome our new members Lorraine and Gwenny!
We hope you’ll enjoy your time with us very much and we’re looking forward to fluting with you!
Unfortunately we have to postpone the Arts@Trinity Flute Choir & Friends concert planned for Saturday until further notice.
We hope you have an enjoyable weekend anyway!
Here is the flute choir having a go at a little tune on fifes! Your kids want to learn the fife? Join us for a workshop!
The first applications are in! If your kids want to be part of the fife workshop next week, apply now, before there are no places left! 🙂
Deadline extended to 26th May!!
The Arts@Trinity Flute Choir players and I will be doing a fife workshop for kids aged 6 to 10 who would like to learn to play flute, but are still too small. The fife is a great way to get started as it is exactly like the flute just smaller (and also a lot cheaper)!
You can find all the information for the workshop here.