UK Flute Choirs

National Flute Choir List

Updated: 20 March 2014

Compiled by Margaret Lowe

Please send update or new entries to: e-Mail: jameslowe605@btinternet.com

The purpose of this list is to stimulate interest in the Flute Choir or Flute Orchestra as an enjoyable and artistic ensemble, to encourage the interchange of ideas and repertoire.

Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy Flute Ensemble

Director: Liz Childs 14, Station Close, Henlow, Beds. SG16 6FL Phone: 01582 883420 or 07711 080275 Email: info@bedfordshirewoodwind.co.uk Website: http://www.bedfordshirewoodwind.co.uk/. Meeting: Monthly on Saturdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., at Church House, Hitchen Age range: all ages, students and adults Standard: all standards Cost: 25 pounds per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flute, alto flute; bass flute player needed Performances: regular concerts for charity and other events

Berkshire

Reading University Flute Choir

Music Director: Laura Baker Secretary: Tina Suckling Address: Wantage Hall, Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berks, RG1 5JG Tel: 07786665102 Email address: flutechoir@reading.ac.uk Website: www.reading.ac.uk/flutechoir Meeting: at 35a Upper Redlands Road (old music dept buildings), Reading Time: weekly on Wednesday, from 6pm Age range: University students to general public Standard: grades 5+ Cost: must join Reading University Music Society at 5 pounds p.a. Instruments used: Piccolo, C flute, Alto Flute Performances: regular/occasional concerts for charity and/or other events playing at weddings, RUMS concerts, other events

Newbury Flute Choirs

Music Director or Conductor: David Wirdnam Secretary: Alison Ashman Phone numbers: David: 07825 158184, Email: dwirdnam@newburyflutechoirs.org Website: www.newburyflutechoirs.org Meeting at: Salvation Army Hall, Northbrook Lane, Newbury, Berks. RG14 1BU Time: Junior Choir: Tuesdays 6.30pm - 7.30pm. Senior Choir: Saturdays 08.45 - 09.45. Age range: Junior flute choir 8 - 13yrs. Senior flute choir 14 - adults of any age. Standard required: Junior flute choir grades 1 - 4. Senior flute choir grades 5 - 8+ Cost: 47 pounds per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes and alto flutes Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.

Buckinghamshire

Aylesbury Music Centre Flute Choir

Director: Elizabeth Molloy Aylesbury Music Centre, Walton Road, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP21 7ST Tel: 01296 383243 Fax: 01296 423036 Email amcmail@buckscc.gov.uk Website: www.buckscc.gov.uk/music/aylesbury Meeting: weekly on Mondays 5 - 6 p.m. Age range: 11-18 yrs for school students only. Standard: Grade 6+ Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performances: regular concerts Regular Flute Days are held to give further opportunities to flute players of all ages and abilities.

High Wycombe Music Centre Flute Choir

Director: Emma Bailey High Wycombe Music Centre, Millbrook Combined School, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 4BA Tel: 01494 475166 Email: hwmusic@buckscc.gov.uk Website: www.buckscc.gov.uk/hwmc Meeting: Weekly on Fridays 4.45 - 5.45 p.m. Age range: 11-18 yrs for school students only. Standard: Grade 6+ Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Repertoire: Baroque to Contemporary. Performances: Regular concerts.

Flauto

Music Director and conductor: Frances Thornton Address: 46 Wolverton Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, Bucks. MK11 1DT Phone number: 01908 566455 Email address: allthethorntons@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.flautoflutechoir.co.uk Meeting at: 46 Wolverton Rd, Stony Stratford MK11 1DT Frequency and time of meetings: weekly on Tuesdays 7.00pm-8.00pm Age range: Children to adults Standard required: all standards welcomed Cost: No cost at the moment Instruments used: (piccolo, C flutes, alto, bass, others) - all flutes used but players must have their own Performances: regular local concerts

Cheshire

La Flûte Harmonique

Meeting: 3rd Monday each month at St Peter's Community Hall, Middlewich Road, Leighton-cum-Minshull Vernon. CW1 4RD Age Range: over 21 Standard: Grade 5+ Music Director: Russell Gillespie

LFH Auxiliary Choir

Meeting: 4th Monday each month at The Flute Studio, 36, Ray Avenue. Nantwich. Age Range: over 21 Standard: Grade 1-5 Music Director: Russell Gillespie

LFH Youth Choir

Meeting: 2nd Monday each month at St. Peter's Community Hall, Middlewich Road, Leighton-cum-Minshull Vernon CW1 4RD Age Range: 9-18 years. Standard: Grade 3+ Music Director: Russell Gillespie Administrator: Barbara Whitehead, Paddock House, Longhill Lane, Hankelow, Nr. Crewe, Cheshire CW3 0JG. Tel: 01270 812 607 Email:  lfhchoirs@gmail.com Website: www.lafluteharmonique.com Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performances: Charity concert(s) Repertoire: Baroque to Contemporary Founded in 2004 by Russell Gillespie to encourage proficient flautists to gain experience in ensemble playing. Voluntary non-profit-making, dedicated to the musical enrichment of the area and its surrounding communities. Applications to the Administrator.

Deva Flute Ensemble

Music Director: Miriam Hughes Administrator and contact: Rachel Walkley, 12 Ben Nevis Drive, Little Sutton, Cheshire, CH66 4YZ Tel: 07902575540 Email: devaflute@yahoo.co.uk Website:  http://www.devaflute.com/

Meeting: Monthly in Chester Age range: Over 17 Standard: Grade 5+ Cost: 6 pounds per month Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto flute Performances: Charity concerts Repertory: Baroque to contemporary We warmly welcome all players, especially those returning to playing the flute after a long break. Applications to the Administrator.

Cumbria

Flutes and Co

Music Director: Suzanne de Lozey “High Lorrimer”, Endmoor, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 0EP Tel: 015395 60054 Email: delozey@dsl.pipex.com Website: flutesandco.org.uk Meeting: 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Age range: 11 yrs. and over, for school students and adults Standard: grade 4 and above Cost: under-18s £30, over 18s £40 Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performances: regular concerts for charity and other events.

Derbyshire

Derbyshire Flute Choir

Director: Heather MacEanruig, 28 Buxton Avenue, HEANOR, DE75 7BX Tel: 01773 765675 Email: flutechoir@jameswilsonflute.com Standard: Grade 6 and above. Instruments: piccolo, c flutes, alto flute and bass flute. Cost: five pounds per session. Performances: regular/occasional concerts for charity and/or other events.

Devon

Devon Youth Flute Ensemble

Director: Mrs. Claire Hindle, 13 Roundham House, Belle Vue Road, Paignton, Devon TQ4 6ER Email: chindle@zoom.co.uk Part of Devon Youth Music
 

Flutastics

Musical Director and Conductor: Mel Orriss
Email: mel.orriss@btinternet.comnt@westdevon.gov.uk
Website: http://www.southwestflutes.co.uk/Flutastic.html
Meetings: alternate Wednesdays, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Fairplace Church, Okehampton
Age range: From 16
Standard: Grade 5 upwards
Cost: £20 per term
Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes
Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.

 

Flute Cocktail (Tavistock)

Musical Director and Conductor: Sarah Hunt Mobile phone no.: 07712 695618 Email: shunt@westdevon.gov.uk Website: www.flutecocktail.co.uk Meetings: alternate Thursdays, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at Whitchurch, near Tavistock Age range: all ages Standard: Grade 4 upwards Cost: 18 pounds per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.

East Sussex

LEWES FLUTES

Music Director: Marica Dowell Tel: 07809 719 448 Email: lewesflutes@gmail.com Website: http://lewesflutes.webs.com/ Meeting: every Wednesday at St. Pancras Church Hall, Irelands Lane, Lewes. BN7 1QX. Cost: £4 per meeting Everyone is welcome

Essex

Phoenix Flutes (part of Brentwood orchestras for Young Musicians)

Director: Judith Underwood, 27 Brentwood Place, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9DN Tel: 01277 231 081 Email: judithund@gmail.com Website: www.boym.org.uk Meeting: Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Brentwood, Sunday morning, once a month. Standard: Grade 3 and above Age range: School age Cost: 5 pounds per session (payable termly in advance) Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: regular concerts in local area This group was formed to give young flautists the chance to experience ensemble playing in a relaxed, friendly and supportive atmosphere. We play music in many styles that caters for players of a wide variety of experience and ability. New members are always welcome.

Champagne Flutes

Director: Judith Underwood, 27 Brentwood Place, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9DN Tel: 01277 231 081 Email: judithund@gmail.com Meeting: Shenfield High School, Brentwood, second Sunday of the month, 2 - 4 p.m. Standard: At least grade 5 Age range: Adults, aged 18 and over Cost: 5 pounds per session (payable termly in advance) Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: regular concerts in local area This choir is for flautists who enjoy playing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We play a wide variety of music from the classics, through jazz and folk songs to pop. New members are always welcome.

Gloucestershire

Forest Flute Choir

Music Director, secretary and contact person: Fiona Crawley, 2 Crown Cottage, Crown Lane, Parkend, Nr Lydney, Gloucestershire GL15 4JE Phone: 01594 563079 Email: fiona.crawley@yahoo.co.uk Website: www.forestflutechoir.co.uk Meeting: Fortnightly (generally) on Sunday afternoons 2pm-4pm. Juniors (upto grade 3) 2pm-3pm; Seniors (from about grade 4 upwards) 3pm-4pm at Parkend Memorial Hall, Folly Road, Parkend, Gloucestershire GL15 4JN Age range: Any age, all welcome Standard required: All grades catered for Cost: £12 per annum Instruments used: piccolos, C flutes, alto and bass also percusiion when required Performances: About 3-4 per year, mainly charity events and fundraisers. We also run an occasional chamber group for higher level players; sightreading ability around grade 6 or 7 equired. Tour of Northern Italy in April 2012.

Hampshire

Flautissimo (the Southampton Flute Orchestra)

Music Director: Joanna Price Secretary: Sue Butler, 2 Montgomery Way, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3PY Email: sue.butlerj@talktalk.net Web: http://www.flautissimo.com/ Meeting: Fridays in term time 7:00-9:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Church, Portswood Rd, Southampton Age range: all ages Standard: grade 5 and above Cost: £25 per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto, bass flutes and contrabass flute. Performances: Several local concerts a year, weddings, charity events and national flute days.

Piccolissimo (for less experienced players) Music Director: Joanna Price / Ella Tutton Secretary: Sue Butler, 2 Montgomery Way, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, SO53 3PY Email: sue.butlerj@talktalk.net Web: www.flautissimo.com/piccolissimo.php Meeting: Fridays in term time 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, Portswood Rd., Southampton Age range: all ages Standard: Beginner up to grade 4, for beginners and for anyone who used to play the flute and whose flute is feeling a bit dusty and forgotten. Cost: £2 per session Instruments used: C flutes. Performances: Guest spot in some Flautissimo concerts.

Flute Choirs from Southampton Schools

Flutations, Thornden School, Chandlers Ford Elite Fleet (grade 5+) Wildern School Tutti Flutties (grades 1-5) Wildern School Director: Anita Hall, 8 Welland Gardens, Southampton, SO18 3PT Tel: 02380 471 488

Flute-It! (Portsmouth Flute Choir)

Musical Director: Clare Draycott

Email: s.thorntonph@ntlworld.com

Website: www.fluteit.co.uk

Rehearsals: Thursday evenings 19.30-21.00 in Portsmouth.

Standard: All ages and abilities welcome.

Cost: £3 per session.

Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto. Flute-it is a friendly and enthusiastic new Flute Choir, based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, formed in September 2010. The aims of the group are to enable its members to improve their flute playing skills, gain confidence and to have fun ensemble playing. Our current repertoire covers a wide range of musical genres and is a lot of fun to play! We are always on the look out for new players and welcome flautists of all ages and abilities.

Flute Salad, Fresh Flute Salad and Flute Cocktail

Director: Louise Williams

Yateley Centre, School Lane, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6NN

Tel : 01252 873183

E-mail : lou.w@tiscali.co.uk

Web: http://www.flutesalad.org/ Meeting: Saturday morning during term time

Flute Cocktail  9.30 - 10.30am Flute Salad 10.30 - 11.30 am Fresh Flute Salad 11.30 - 12.30 pm Age Range: any age Standard: Flute Cocktail Grade 6+ Flute Salad Grade 3-6    Fresh Flute Salad for absolute beginners to Grade 3

Cost: £42 per term.  We use concert flutes, alto, bass and piccolo

Performances: regularly every term as well as local festivals and Music for Youth. These are the colourful ensembles for enthusiastic flute players. Members come from many different schools in the area, private and state and it gives them an opportunity to socialise, play and make friends with other fluteaholics!

Hampshire Flute Choir

Music director and conductor: Carrie Hensel Copse View, Maury's Lane, West Wellow, Romsey, Hants. SO51 6DB Email: carolinelcook@hotmail.com Meeting: Saturday mornings in Winchester. Age range: students only, up to 16 Standard: grade 6 minimum, by audition only Cost: no cost Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and basses Performances: regular performances

The Flute Group

Meeting: every Thursday 7.30 - 9.00pm at All Saints Church Hall, Milford on Sea, Hamsphire, SO41 0SQ. Age range: No one under 16 years of age. Standard: Probably grade 4/5 level minimum for enjoyment up to grade 8+. Cost: £5 per session.

We play concert flutes  (occassional piccolo, alto and bass). Looking to expand into flute choir as funds and players become available. We like to also encourage returning flute players who want to play again. Most important entry qualification is to wish to become part of a very happy and friendly group. We play for our own pleasure and to raise funds for local charities, and at weddings, festivals etc. Just bring a music stand and good humour.

Hertfordshire

Flute Cocktail

Musical Director: Wendy Walshe, Kennel House, Howe Green, Hertford SG13 8LH Tel/fax: 01707 261 573 Meeting: Saturday afternoons, once a month. Age range: adults Standard: about grade 5 upwards Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performance: mainly fund-raising for various charities.

Beechwood Park Preparatory School Flute Choir

Director: Liz Childs Contact: c/o Beechwood Park School, Pickford Road, Markyate, St. Alban's, Herts. Phone: 01582 840 333Age range: 7 - 13 for school students only Cost: no charge Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto flute Performances: regular concerts for charity and other events

Musicale Flute Choir

Director: Liz Childs, Musicale Ltd., Homecroft, Sun Lane, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 4GJ Email: liz.childs@musicale.co.uk Website: www.musicale.co.uk Meeting: weekly Age range: All ages including students and adults Cost: 65 pounds per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto flute Performances: regular concerts for charity and other events

Kent

Bromley Youth Music Trust Forty Flutes

Music Director: Kerry-Ann Searle, Bromley Youth Music Trust, Southborough Lane, Bromley, Kent Tel: 020 8467 1566 Email: sue@bymt.co.uk Age range: 11-18 Standard: grade 7+ Regular performances, competitions, masterclasses and workshops Repertoire  Baroque - contemporary

Tunbridge Wells Community Flute Choir

Music Director: Cheryl Blake Email address: cheryl_blake@hotmail.com Website: www.soundslike.org.uk or find us on facebook under 'Tunbridge Wells Community Flute Choir' Meeting: at Christ Church, The High Street, Tunbridge Wells TN1 1UT Time: Wednesdays in school holidays 6.30-8pm. For up to date rehearsal information, please check the facebook page. Age range: Over 13's Standard: grades 4+ Cost: £3.50 students, £5 adults. Instruments used: Piccolo, C flute

Lancashire

Royal Northern College of Music Junior Flute Choir

Conductor: Helen Rimmer, c/o R.N.C.M., 124 Oxford Road, Manchester Meetings: 32 times per year throughout term time Age range: 13 - 18 yrs. for junior college students. Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes.

Preston Flute Group

Secretary: Mr. R.J. Rainford, 23 West Crescent, Broughton, Preston, Lancs PR3 5JY Tel: 01772 861105Email: robrainford@btinternet.com Website: www.prestonflutegroup.co.uk Meeting: usually every other Friday evening Age range: 16+, for students and adults Standard: approx grade 5 upwards Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. This group has just received delivery of a CONTRA-ALTO flute and CONTRABASS flute, which will add considerably to its range, sound and fexibility. Performances: occasional concerts

Cottam Community Woodwind Group

Music Directors: Debbie Wright and Emma Brown 6 Poppyfield, Cottam, Preston Tel: 07801 660 204Email: debbiewright.home@btinternet.com Meeting: weekly on Fridays 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Cottam Community Centre Age range: all ages, school students only Standard: all grades Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes and various other supporting woodwind instruments Performances: occasional concerts.

Leicestershire

Flute Sounds

Musical Director and Conductor: Jenny Brooks, 32 Long Furrow, East Goscote, Leics. LE7 3ZL Tel: 0116 260 7314Meeting: at Oadby Methodist Church Age range: all ages Standard: grade 5+ Cost: £20 per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performances: occasional concerts.

Mistral Music Group

Music Director: Jo Toyne Secretary: Hayley Waldram , 25 Evesham Road, Leicester LE3 2BE Meeting: weekly, Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. at Westleigh Christadelphian Hall, Leicester Age range: 18 - 70+ yrs, including students and adults Standard: Competent and enthusiastic players, grade 4+ Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performances: occasional concerts.

Leicestershire Flute Choirs

Conductors: Elizabeth Rowan, FLUTE CLUB for juniors Michelle Gill, FLUTE CHOIR for seniors Address: Leicestershire Arts in Education, Knighton Fields Centre, Herrick Road, Leicester, LE2 6DH Tel: 0116 270 0850Meeting: weekly, Tuesdays: Flute Club  5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Flute Choir 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Age range: school students only, Flute Club   9 - 14 yrs. Flute Choir  14 - 18 yrs. Standard: Flute Club gr. 3+, Flute Choir gr. 5+ Cost: £35 per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes by both juniors and seniors Performances: at least once a term.

London

Brent Flute Choir

Directors/Coaches:  Joss Campbell & Mel Orriss Telephone: 07930 093564  Email: josscampbell@hotmail.com Meeting: One weekend per term, 10am-3.30pm at Malorees Primary School, NW6 Age Range: 7-18 years old. Standard: Grades 1 to 8 Cost: £15 per weekend Instruments: piccolo, C flutes, altos and basses. Performances: informal concert at the end of each weekend. Contact: Joss Campbell The group was founded two years ago primarily for pupils of Brent Music Service and has regular attendance of 35+ children. The weekends combine differentiated music for all abilities and from all genres which guarantees fun, education and a massive sound all from the brilliant arrangements of Mel at www.wonderfulwinds.com The highlight of the group so far has been their performance at Wembley Arena as part of the Brent Makes Music  We rocked Wembley Arena!!

Flute Ensemble of London

Directors/coaches: Janna Hüneke: tel. 07973 107 126 and Kate Grace: tel. 07958 458 771Email: londonflutes@live.co.uk Website: www.fluteschoollondon.co.uk Meeting: 49 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ, every third Sunday, 11am - 1 pm. Age range: adults Standard: grade 7+ Cost: 10 pounds/session Instruments: piccolo, C flutes, altos, basses, etc. Performances: Informalconcerts for friends and family and occasional charity performances. Contact: either director The group was founded in January 2009 and now has a regular attendance of over 20 members. It has a great variety of repertoire and is informal but challenging.

Opal Flutes

Music Director and Conductor: Sharon Maloney Contact: mail@opalflutes.com Secretary: David Toon Email: mail@opalflutes.com Website: www.opalflutes.com Meeting: Christ Church URC/Methodist Church, 263 Barry Road, East Dulwich, SE22 0JT, every other Monday from 19:30 - 21:30 Age range: All ages Standard: There are no auditions or minimum standards - just a love of music and a desire to learn and improve Cost: £5 a session or £40 for six month membership Instruments: Piccolo, c flutes, altos and basses Performance: A minimum of 2 concerts  a year together with information concerts for friends and family, charity performances The group: The Opal Flutes Choir is a dynamic and friendly ensemble of 20+ adult players and was formed in 2008 with the sole aim of creating an opportunity for everyone who enjoys playing the flute to participate in a community based ensemble with fellow music lovers in the South London area. The ensemble is open to all adult flute players. We look forward to meeting you soon where you can have a go at playing an alto or bass flute, improve your sight-reading or just get plenty of playing time.

Northamptonshire

The Northampton Flute Choir

Music Director and conductor:  Mrs. Patsy McNally Secretary: Leah Hunting, 23 Roman Way, Higham Ferrers, Northants, NN10 8NS Tel: 01933 412 711 Email: Leah.Hunting@gmail.com Website: www.northamptonflutechoir.org.uk Meeting: First Sunday of every month at St. Andrew’s Hospital, Northampton. Age range: all ages Standard: gr. 3 minimum Cost: £23 per year Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.

North Yorkshire

Stokesley School Flute Choir

Conductor: Jill Shepherd, 29 Elmpark Vale, York, YO31 1DU Tel: 01904 424 411 Email: jillelmparkvale@hotmail.com Meeting: Thursdays at Stokesley School Music Dept. Age ranges: 11 - 18 for school students only Standard: grade 3 upwards Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto flute Performances: termly concerts, for charity and other events.

York Flute Group

Music Director and Conductor: Jill Shepherd, Secretary: Kate Macphail, Red House Farm, Elvington, York, YO41 4HD. Tel: 01904 608 242 Email: Kate@macphails.plus.com Meeting: monthly on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Chad's Church, Campleshon Road (near the racecourse). Age ranges: all ages Standard: any standard Cost: £4 per meeting Instruments used: C flutes

Oxfordshire

Phoenix Flutes (Didcot)

Phoenix Flutes (Didcot)  - update
Contact - Penny Shackleton penelope.shackleton@gmail.com   
Rehearsals - 2nd Sunday of the month, 3.00 - 5.00 pm
Venue - All Saints Youth and Community Centre, Roman Place, 
        Didcot, OX11 7ER
Standard - Grade 6 and above
Age - 16 to adult 
website http://www.phoenixflutes.org.uk/

 

Shropshire

Flute Salad (Whitchurch)

Director and contact person: Claire Hennie, The White House, Redbrook Maelor, Whitchurch, SY13 3AD. Phone: 01948 780149 Email address: claire.hennie@virgin.net Web site: www.clairehennie.com and follow links to the "Flute Salad" page Meeting: every Tuesday 6-7pm during term time, at the Director's house Age range: all ages Standard: grade 1 to advanced Charge: £2 per session Instruments used: piccolos, C flutes, bass flute

Performances are arranged throught the year at venues ranging from private garden open days and summer fetes to Christmas markets and formal concerts. We play a wide range of music from classical to TV/film music (with most being specifically arranged for the group by Claire Hennie). The group was established three years ago to give young performers the opportunity to learn valuable performance skills as part of an ensemble (whilst also meeting other like-minded musicans and having lots of fun!)

Only Flutes Aloud (Shrewsbury)

Music Director & Conductor: Louise Bound Secretary: Colleen Cruise-Taylor Telephone No: 07870636922 Email: onlyflutesaloud@btinternet.com Website: Under construction Meeting: Belvidere School, Crowmere Rd., Shrewsbury SY2 5LA Time: 7:30pm - 9pm 3rd Wednesday of each month in term time. Age range: Over 16 years of age. Standard: All standards are very welcome. Cost: £4 per session. Instruments used: C flute & alto flute. Performances: Only Flutes Aloud is a newly formed flute choir (2012), our aim is to provide an opportunity for members to gain experience in ensemble playing in a relaxed & friendly environment. We are available for charity concerts & events.

 

Somerset

Blooming Flutes

Director: Susan M. Fletcher,  Dip ABRSM, 21 High Street, Dunster, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6SF Tel: 01643 821 394Email: sue@flutetuition.co.uk Website: www.flutetuition.co.uk Meeting: Thursdays 6:45 - 7:45 at (new venue) The Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, MineheadTA24 6RY Age range: Adults, late starters or re-starters. Standard: beginners upwards, in a relaxed atmosphere of mutual support and enjoyment. Cost: £3.50 per session. Instruments used: C flute, with an alto flute available, piccolo Concerts: informal concerts whenever a suitable opportunity occurs.

Flutes Galore

Conductor: Estelle Holbrook, 16 Tennyson Road, Lower Weoton, Bath, BA1 3BG Tel: 01225 335 423Email: e.holbrook@virgin.net Meeting: Friday evening, once a month, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Age range: all ages Standard: gr. 7 upwards Instruments used: piccolo, E flat flute, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: at least 3 concerts per year in Bath, including some for charity

Silverwinds Flute Choir

Music Director / Admin : Michelle Krawiec Address: 4 Dorcas Avenue, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8XG Tel: 07813210766 Email address: silverwinds@me.com Website: http://www.silverwindsflutechoir.co.uk/ Meeting: Christ the King Church Time: weekly on Thursday (term time only), 19.00 - 20.15 Age range: Any Age welcome Standard: grades 5+ Cost: £2.50 per session (Payable in a termly amount in advance) Instruments used: Piccolo, C flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events

Surrey

Chiddingfold Flute Group Leader and arranger: Lucy Hatcher Secretary: Ruth Williams Email  ruth.williams502@btinternet.com Telephone: 01428 684641 Contact:  email: chiddingfoldflutegroup@gmail.com Facebook: Chiddingfold Flute Group Meeting: First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 - 8:30 in the church room, Chiddingfold Cost:      £5 per session (includes music) Standard: All abilities welcome. No audition Instruments used:  piccolo, concert flutes, alto, bass Performances:  regular or occasional for charity and/or other events

Dorking Flutes

Musical Director: Andrea Charles Secretary: Chris Raven, Dene Street, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 2BZ Tel: 01306 887 596 Email: dorking.flutes@gmail.com Website: dorkingflutes.co.uk Meeting: monthly at The Ashcombe School, Dorking Cost: £10 per meeting Instruments used: all flutes Performances: occasional concerts and other events

Warwickshire

Warwickshire Flute Ensemble

Music Director/Conductor:  Yvonne McIlwaine, Whichway Cottage, 6 Coventry Road, Princethorpe, Warwickshire, CV23 9QF Tel: 01926 633241 Email: coach-yvonne@hotmail.co.uk Meeting at: a member's house in Stratford-upon-Avon Time of meetings:  2.30 - 4.30 pm two Sundays per term Age range: adults Standard required: grade 5+ Cost: no charge Instruments used: piccolo, C-flutes, alto, bass Performances: occasional Our main intentions are to explore flute ensemble repertoire and meet other adult flute players in Warwickshire.

West Sussex

Horsham Flute Choir

Music Director/conductor: Andrew Duncan Contact: Administrator at 10 Milton's Crescent, Godalming, GU7 2NS Email: pa.duncan@homecall.co.uk Meeting: 2nd Saturday of the month Age range: Over 16 Standard: Grade 3+ Cost: £2.50 Instruments used: Piccolo, C flutes, alto flute, bass flute. Performances: None yet Repertory: We'll try anything.

West Midlands

Birmingham Conservatoire Flute Choir

Music Director and Conductor: Jonathan Rimmer, c/o Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG Meeting: Birmingham Conservatoire Age range: 18 - 21 yrs, Conservatoire students only Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: concerts at Conservatoire

Birmingham Conservatoire Junior Department Flute Choir

Director: Rachel Smith c/o. Birmingham Conservatoire, Paradise Place, Birmingham, B3 3HG Meeting: Birmingham Conservatoire on Saturday mornings for members of the Conservatoire Junior Department only Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes

Birmingham Schools Flute Choir

Contact: Cormac Loane, Deputy Head of Birmingham Music Service
    email: cormac.loane@servicesforeducation.co.uk
Age range: school pupils only, by audition Standard: gr. 3 upwards Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: Numerous concerts throughout city, including Symphony Hall and Adrian Boult Hall.

King Edward's Handsworth School Flute Ensemble

Contact: c/o King Edward’s Handsworth School, Rose Hill, Handsworth, Birmingham. Membership: senior students of the School. Performances: in school and externally.

Birmingham Flute Choir

Director: Sandy Hay Contact: Merryn Lloyd (Publicity/Recruitment Officer) Website: www.birminghamflutechoir.com Tel: 0121 426 4209Meeting: Five times a term on Monday evenings 7:30 - 9:15 p.m. at Friends Meeting House, on corner of St. James's Road and George Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Age range: adult Standard: A minimum of Grade 5 is required; new members needed and welcomed. Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes

West Yorkshire

Yorkshire College of Music and Drama Flute Group

Director: Hazel Smith Address: Yorkshire College of Music and Drama, St. Mark's House, 1 St. Mark's Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN (opposite Leeds University Mechanical Engineering Dept) Phone: 0113 243 1605 Email: info@yorkshire-music-lessons.co.uk Meetings: weekly during term time Age range: 15+ yrs. Standard: gr. 4 minimum standard Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: opportunities each term.

WINDINSTRUMENTS FLUTE ORCHESTRA
Music Director: Margaret Humphreys, 32 Ivy Bank Lane, Haworth, W. Yorks., BD22 8PD
Email address: flutation@btinternet.com
Phone:    01535 643870
Standard:  Grade 6 and above
Cost:   £6 per session, One per month
Instruments:  C flutes, alto and bass flutes, bass clarinet
Performances: Regular concerts for charity and other events
  

The Valley Flutes and The Valley Juniors

Director: Carol Baxter, 58 Huddersfield Road, Meltham, Huddersfield, HD9 4AG Tel: 01484 852 392 Email: carolrbaxter@yahoo.co.uk Meeting at: Wilshaw Village Hall, between Meltham and Holmfirth Time: Every Tuesday in term time: Juniors at 5:15 p.m. Seniors at 6:15 p.m. Age range: open to all ages, with a very relaxed atmosphere Standard required: for the seniors, Grade 4 and above Instruments used: C flutes, alto flutes Performances: regular performances, competitions and social events for our members The Valley Juniors exists to feed The Valley Flutes

Worcestershire

Elgar School of Music Flute Choir

Director: Frances Young Meeting: every second Wednesday, 7:15 - 8:15 at the Elgar School of Music, 16 - 20 Deansway, Worcester, WR1 2ES Tel: 01905 28613Email: enquiries@elgarschoolofmusic.co.uk

Scotland

Aberdeenshire

Aberdeen University Flute Choir

Conductor: Catherine O’Rourke, 92 Boswell Rd., Inverness, IV2 3EW Email: flauto@tesco.net Meeting: weekly on Wednesdays 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. at Aberdeen University Age range: for university students and adults Standard: grade 6 and above Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto flute

Glasgow

Flutes Unlimited

Director: Andrea Kuypers Contact: flutesunlimited@googlemail.com or 07778 281585 Rehearsals: Sunday 6.30pm-8.30pm at GLASGOW 3RD SCOUT HALL Shawmoss Road, Glasgow G41 4AD Website: http://www.flutesunlimited.co.uk/ Age Range: any Standard: grade 5 - Advanced Cost: see website as it will change depending on no. of rehearsals in each block Instruments: Piccolo, C flute, Alto, Bass Performances: regular concerts and other events Flutes Unlimited are a Glasgow based flute choir for advanced flautists. If you or someone you know are interested in joining our fun friendly weekly rehearsals do get in touch.

Glasgow Amateur Flute Ensemble

Conductor: Aisling Agnew Chairman: Robert Murray Email:glasgowamfluteensemble@hotmail.co.uk Website: www.gafe.co.uk Rehearsal : Friday Evenings 7.15 p.m.- 9. 15 p.m. in Lorne Street Primary School, Glasgow; Learners class same evening 6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. Age range: all ages Standard: any level or grade Cost: Full member £2.50 per week, music, tuition, flute are free;  juniors and learners free. Instruments used: piccolo, treble G flute, concert flutes, alto, bass, Contralto, Contrabass.  Full range of percussion Performances: Concerts, Competitions, including charity and other events.

Lanarkshire

Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes

Conductor: John Bryce, ARCM(perf) Secretary: Stuart Laird 22 Aquila Way Carluke South Lanarkshire ML8 5TT Website: www.carlukeprimrose.org.uk Meeting: Sundays 6 - 9pm in the Carluke Lifestyles Centre, Carnwath Road, Carluke. The youth ensemble meets Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Age range: all ages Standard: any grade; there are beginner classes to bring to band standard. Cost: £120 per year Instruments used: piccolo, treble flute, C flutes, alto, bass and contrabass, Subcontrabass in G flutes, full range of percussion Performances: regular concerts, including charity and other events.

 

Peebleshire

Tutti Flutti

Music Director: Tracy Short, 39 Mains Farm Steading, Cardrona, Peebles, EH45 9HL Tel: 01896 833125 Email: tshortmusic@yahoo.co.uk Meeting: alternate Wednesday  evenings, 7-9pm Age range: 16+ yrs. Standard: grade 3 and above Fees charged by term. Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto flute Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.

 

Roxburghshire

Syrinx Flutes

Leader: Lis Dooner lisdooner@btinternet.com, or contact Elizabeth Raitt, administrator,  m.e.raitt.t21@btinternet.com Meeting: fortnightly on Monday evenings from September to May, alternately  in Kelso and Melrose. Ages and standards: all ages and all standards. Cost: £30 for each of the two six- week terms (students and unemployed £24) Instruments used: piccolo,  C Flutes, alto flute. We should like to buy a bass flute when we have enough funds. Performances: at least twice a year at Christmas and in May, as well as occasional Syrinx Sunday Afternoon Workshops when we welcome additional Syrinx Flutes friends from beyond the Borders.

Wales

Glamorgan

Cardiff Amateur Flute Ensemble

CAFE Musical Director: to be appointed Secretary: Lesley Phillips, 19 Llys Dewi, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, CF61 2UB. Tel: 01446 792 728Email: howles555@yahoo.co.uk Meeting: fortnightly at All Soints Church, Rhiwbina, Cardiff Age range: adults, 20 yrs. or above Standard: any Cost: £1 per meeting and £25 per annum membership (£12.50 p.a. under 18 and unwaged) Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.