UK Flute Choirs

National Flute Choir List

We would like to say a massive thank you to Margaret Lowe for compiling this list. It is lovely to see the growing number of flute ensembles across the UK! If you would like to add your flute choir to the list or update your information, please contact the new BFS Flute Choir Representative, Julie Twite. julietwite@gmail.com. Thank you. Happy fluting!


Bedfordshire


Bedfordshire Woodwind Academy Flute Ensemble

Director: Liz Childs Phone: 07711 080275 Email: lizchilds60@hotmail.com

Website: www.bedfordshireflutes.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bedfordshireflutes

Adult ensemble: We rehearse every Monday night from 7.30pm until 9.30pm, with a break at around 8.30pm for a drink and informal chat.  Rehearsals take place at St Nicholas Church Hall , Barton le Clay.  Our rehearsal schedule follows the school year and we have  between 10 and 12 rehearsals per term. Fees £85 per term.

Junior ensemble: We meet on Mondays in term time from 6:30-7:30pm at St. Nicholas Church Hall, Church Road, Barton-le-Clay, MK45 4LA. Fees £4 per session.

Berkshire

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.

https://www.facebook.com/TheNewburyFluteChoirs/

Buckinghamshire


Aylesbury Music Centre Flute Choir

Director: Fay Hayhurst
Aylesbury Music Centre, Walton Road, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP21 7ST
Tel: 01296 383243
Email aylmusic@learningtrust.net
Website: www.bucksmusic.org
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 Walker.
High Wycombe Music Centre, Millbrook Combined School, Mill End Road, High Wycombe, Bucks. HP12 4BA
Tel: 01494 475166
Email: hwmusic@learningtrust.net
Website: www.bucksmusic.org
Meeting: Weekly on Fridays 4.45 - 5.45 p.m.
Age range: 11-18 yrs for school students only.
Standard: Grade 5+
Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto, bass and contrabass 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

Cambridgeshire


Peterborough Flute Choir

The group is approx grade 5 plus, but if there were the appetite for a another group for newer players/less experienced players to be started then I may consider starting another group! The group for adults of grade 5+ is conductor-less, in order to maximise the development of ensemble playing.
There are opportunities to try piccolo, alto and bass flutes. The repertoire is varied to encompass all tastes and in order to amuse, challenge and enthuse all players. The aim is to work towards performances in and around the >local area, as well as to hold flute workshop days throughout the year to broaden members' experiences, skills and enjoyment.

Rehearsals:  First Thursday of the month at Orton Longueville, Peterborough  PE2 (precise address provided upon enquiry)
Membership: £5.00 (Per session)
Contact option one and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peterboroughflutechoir/
Contact option two: flutejus@gmail.com

Flute Choir at Stapleford Granary

Musical Director: Janna Hüneke

Meets 4 times a term at Stapleford Granary.

Wednesdays 6- 7.30pm with a small informal concert at the end together with the Clarinet Choir. Details here:  https://staplefordgranary.org.uk/whats-on/flute-choir-spring-2020.aspx.

Price: £45 per term. 

Cheshire

Alderley Edge Flutes (South Manchester) 

Director Aine Lambert 
Meet: Sunday mornings 1000-1300 monthly.
Contact:   nickygreen@btinternet.com
Cost £10.

Standard: Grade 8

Instruments: 4 Altos, a group of C flutes, 2 piccs., 1 bass flute 
And a tremendous director who inspires us to the sky. So lucky to have her!

Commissioned pieces and run a joint flute camp with Dorking Flutes October ‘19.

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.

 

La Fenice Flute Choirs

Adult Choir
Creative Director: Louise Hall.
Meeting: 7.00 – 9.30 pm, Monthly, usually on a Friday
Place: Tarporley Baptist and Methodist Church, High Street, Tarporley, CW6 0AG.
Age range: over 18. Standard: Grade 5+.
Membership Administrator: Angelika Stephenson, Email: angelikastephenson@yahoo.co.uk

Youth Choir

Creative Director: Louise Hall
Meeting: 6.30 – 8.00pm, usually on a Friday before the Adult Choir rehearsal
Place: Tarporley Baptist and Methodist Church, High Street, Tarporley, CW6 0AG.
Age range: 9 – 18. Standard: Grade 3+.
Youth Choir Contact: Louise Hall, Email: roughground@hotmail.com

Repertoire: All Genres.
Performances: Charity Concerts & Events
Applications to the Membership Administrator or Youth Choir contact.

 

Cumbria


Flutes and Co

Music Director: Sue Nicholls
Tel: 07557 919879
Email: sueplaysflute@gmail.com
Website: www.flutesandco.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/FlutesandCo/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC01ndyTUSKKDudf0FDTlUVQ

Rehearsals: twice a month 6-8pm Sunday eves at Abbot Hall Social Centre, Kendal LA9 4DN

Multi age, multi ability flute orchestra.

Inspire programme for Grade 0-3 (once or twice a term)

Full members Grade 3+ to post-diploma

Cost: per year: under 18s: £78, over 18s: £96 

Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto, bass and contra bass flutes. Players move round instruments.
Performances: regular local concerts with percussionist and double bass player.

Outdoor flute playing events, including playing at Stone Circles and in Lake District caves.
New members always welcome. Friendly group. Supportive committee. Wide variety of music.

Devon

Flutastic

Musical Director and Conductor: Mel Orriss
Email: mel.orriss@btinternet.com
Website: www.wonderfulwinds.com
Meetings: alternate Wednesdays during term time, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Ockment Centre, Okehampton
Age range: All ages
Standard: Approx Grade 3 upwards
Cost: £30 per term adults, £20 Under 18s
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: horsey_musician@yahoo.co.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: 20 pounds per term Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.

North Devon Flute Choir

Musical Director: Susan Northrop
Email: susan.e.northrop@googlemail.com
Facebook.com@flutyfun
Meetings: Five or six Wednesday evenings per term, dates planned at the start of term, 7.30pm tp 9pm in Barnstaple.
Age range: 16 and over.
Standard: Grade 3 and above.
Cost: £20 per term
Instruments uses: Just C flutes at the moment with plans to get an alto soon. If you have an alto or bass flute you'd be very welcome to come and play it with us!
We play a variety of styles and perform in casual settings at the end of each term. This will hopefully develop into playing as part of a public concert with another local group and charity concerts.

Essex

Champagne Flutes

www.champagne-flutes.org
Director: Judith Underwood Tel: 01277 231 081 Email: judithund@gmail.com Meeting: Doddinghurst Road Community Church, Brentwood, 2nd Sunday of the month the month, 2 - 4.30 p.m. Standard: Grade 5+ Age range: Adults, aged 18+ Cost:£65 pa, but the first two visits are free. Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes (and sundry percussion!) 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.

Tutti Flutti - Cirencester Community Flute Choir 

Run by Clemency Rubinstein 
Website: TuttiFlutti.org 

Leader: Clemency Rubinstein, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1EN. Tel 01285 641552, email Clemency.rubinstein@gmail.com.

We meet monthly on a Sunday afternoon at the Ashcroft Centre in Cirencester with occasional additional rehearsals around concert times. The group is all inclusive and supportive; there are parts for players of any level and age. We have members from around grade 3 level right up through the grades including diplomas! We play all types of music including trying out extended techniques sometimes. Suggestions of music to play are very welcome from group members.

We use piccolo, flute, alto and bass flute regularly and sometimes play with piano accompaniment.

Juniors can sign up for a year for £65 and seniors for £85 or you can pay as you go at £7.50 for under 25s and £9 for seniors. We have a break with drink and biscuits.

The aim is to offer a nurturing environment to play, develop and build confidence with other flute lovers.

Hampshire


Flautissimo (the Southampton Flute Orchestra)

Musical Director: Joanna Price

Secretary: Sue Butler,  Email: secretary@flautissimo.com
Telephone: 02380 275114 Web: http://www.flautissimo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Flautissimo Twitter: @FlautissimoUK
Meeting: Fridays in term time 7:00-9:00 pm at the Church Hall behind the Immaculate Conception Church, Portswood Rd, Southampton, SO17 3SB.
Age range: all ages Standard: grade 5 and above Cost: £30 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) Musical Director: Joanna Price,
Secretary: Sue Butler
Email: secretary@flautissimo.com Telephone: 02380 275114
Web: www.flautissimo.com/piccolissimo.php Meeting: Fridays in term time 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Church Hall behind the Immaculate Conception Church, Portswood Rd., Southampton, SO17 3SB. Age range: all ages 
Standard: Beginner up to grade 5, for beginners and for anyone who used to play the flute and whose flute is feeling a bit dusty and forgotten.
Cost: £3 per session, or £25 per term. 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.flute-it.co.uk

Rehearsals: Thursday evenings 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Drayton, 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

Director: Louise Rayner (formerly Williams)

Yateley Manor School, Reading Road, Yateley, GU46 7UQ

Tel : 01252 873183

E-mail : louise@raynermusic.co.uk  

Web: www.raynermusic.co.uk 

Meeting: Saturday morning during term time

Flute Salad 11.00 - 12.00pm 

Age Range:  Any age

Standard: Flute Cocktail Grade 6+      Flute Salad Beginners to grade 6  
                Fresh Flute Salad for absolute beginners to Grade 3

Cost: £50 per term.  We use concert flutes, alto, bass and piccolo

Performances: regularly every term as well as local festivals, charity fund-raising and Music for Youth. This is the colourful ensemble 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

Phone: 07968166481

Email: fluteday@hotmail.com

Meeting: Fortnightly Saturday mornings in Winchester. 

Age range: students only, up to 18

Standard: grade 6 minimum, by audition only 

Cost: £36 per term (fee covers membership of all other county ensembles). 

Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and basses 

Performances: regular performances

Winchester Flute Choir

Directed by: Sarah Craven     Email: winchesterflutes@gmail.com 

Winchester Flute Choir rehearse once a month in The University of Winchester Chapel, Sparkford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO22 4 NR, and our players range from Grade 3 to Diploma. All choir members play the C flute, and some of them also play piccolo, Alto and two Bass. Any adults welcome from around Grade 3 upwards.  

winchesterflutechoir.wixsite.com

https://www.facebook.com/winchesterflutechoir

If you would like to join or discuss a booking please contact the Administrator of Winchester Flute Choir, Jane Michel: winchesterflutes@gmail.com or from our contact us section on our website and facebook page. 

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

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:  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 0850. Meeting: 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 London

Directors/coaches: Nikki King Email: 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: around £5. Instruments: piccolo, C flutes, altos, basses, etc. Performances: Informal concerts for friends and family and occasional charity performances. Contact: Nikki King nikki.flute@gmail.com, 07951 537209. The group was founded in January 2009 by Janna Hüneke & Kate Grace 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 Moloney Contact: mail@opalflutes.com  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 19:45 - 21:45 Age range: All ages Standard: There are no auditions or minimum standards - just a love of music and a desire to learn and improve. Ability to read music is required. Cost: £60 for six month membership Instruments: Piccolo, c flutes, altos and basses Performance: A minimum of 2 concerts  a year together with informal concerts for friends and family, charity performances The group: Opal Flutes is a friendly ensemble of 20+ adult players and was formed in 2008 with the 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, whether you want to 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.

Oxfordshire


Phoenix Flutes (Didcot)

Phoenix Flutes aren't currently running but are on the look out for a new director and new venue for rehearsals! If you are interested or know someone who can help, please get in touch with Penny. Thank you!

Contact - Penny Shackleton penelope.shackleton@gmail.com   
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: Nigel Chard 
Secretary & contact: Colleen Cruise-Taylor, Tel: 07870636922 
Meeting: Meole Brace C of E Primary School, Church Rd., Meole Brace, Shrewsbury SY3 9HG
Time: 6:30pm - 8 pm, 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month in term time.
Age range: Over 16 years of age.
Standard: All standards are very welcome.
Cost: £3 per session. 
Instruments used:C flute, Alto flute & Piccolo. 

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: Sue Fletcher Dip ABRSM, The Cleeve, Manor Park, Old Cleeve, Minehead, Somerset TA24 6HL Tel: 07891 218302  Email: sue@flutetuition.co.uk

Meeting: Thursdays 6:45 – 8.00pm at The Watchet Town Band practice room off Market Street Car Park, Watchet, Somerset. Age range: Adults, late starters or re-starters. Standard: Grade 3 upwards, in a relaxed atmosphere

Cost: £3.75 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

 

Suffolk


Ipswich Flute Choir

Music Director: Carol Goates
Secretary: Naomi Aldous
Email address: naomi@johnaldous.com

Anyone interested in joining the group please contact Naomi first.

We meet once a month at Rushmere Heath Village Hall on a Monday morning 9.30am to 11.30am.

Age range: University students to general public
Standard: grades 5+
Cost: £5 per session. School term times
Instruments used: Piccolo, C flute, Alto Flute
Performances: regular/occasional concerts for charity and/or other events playing at weddings, RUMS concerts, 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

 

Woking Flute Choir

Music Director: Maggie Harris.
Administrator, arranger and contact: Pauline Burch
Tel: 01483 721473
Email: pauline@musicmonsters.co.uk
Meeting: weekly in Horsell, Woking.
Age range: Over 17.
Standard: Grade 4+
No cost:.
Instruments used  piccolo, C flutes, alto and Bass flutes.
Occasional Charity concerts.
Repertory: Baroque to contemporary.
We warmly welcome all players, especially those returning to playing the flute after a long break. This choir is for flautists who enjoy playing in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Phone Pauline for more details.

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!

Chichester Flute Choir

Musical Director: Julie Twite
Email: julietwite@gmail.com

Phone: 07738228053
Website: www.cihchesterflutechoir.co.uk
Where: St. Paul's Church, Churchside, Chichester
Term time only, Tuesdays 7.30 – 9pm  
Adults, grades 5+. £5 per session. 

 
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.

Warwickshire


Warwickshire Flute Ensemble

Music Director/Conductor:  Yvonne McIlwaine, Whichway Cottage, 6 Coventry Road, Princethorpe, Warwickshire, CV23 9QF

Tel: 07402 051338      Email: coach-yvonne@hotmail.co.uk

Meeting at: All Saints' Church, Stretton on Dunsmore. 

Time of meetings:  2.30 - 4.30 pm two Sundays per term.

Age range: adults Standard required: grade 5+ Cost: we ask for a donation towards the heating of the church. 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 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 4209 Meeting: 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

Yorkshire

York Flute Group

All sizes of flute, all age ranges, and  all standards, but best to be at least Grade 2/3 or more.

Music Director and Conductor: Jill Shepherd

Email: jillelmparkvale@hotmail.com

Tel: 01904 424411

One Friday per month at 7pm.

Venue: St. Chad's Church, Campleshon Road (near the racecourse)

Cost: £8 per session, or £24 for a term of 4 sessions.

 


Sheffield Flute Choir

Contact: Rachel Shirley,   sheffieldflute@gmail.com
Meeting: Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., once a month, at Sharrow Performing Arts Space, Sheffield.
Age: over 16
Standard: Grade 5 upwards
Fees: £7 per session or £65 per year (minimum of 10 rehearsals)
Repertory: mixture of classical, jazz and modern.
Instruments: C flutes, piccolos, alto and bass flutes
Performances: at a variety of local events
Website: http://www.sheffieldflute.co.uk/sheffield-flute-choir.html
Sheffield Flute Choir is a friendly group of adult flute players, and new members are
always very welcome. It doesn't matter if you're a bit 'rusty' and haven't played for
a while!

Chamäleon Flute Ensemble, Leeds 

(formerly Arts@Trinity Flute Choir)
Director: Laura Kox 

E-mail: chamaleonflutechoir@gmail.com

Mobile: 07935883521

Website: https://www.laurakoxmusic.com/chamaeleon-flute-ensemble

Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram: @chamaleonflutes

Rehearsals: Thursdays, 5.45-7.15pm in St. Matthias’ Church, St Matthias’ Street, Leeds, LS4 2DZ

Age range: 16+

Standard: Grades: 4+

Cost: Membership is £7 a month which pays for our rehearsal space. 

We play all sizes of flute, bring what you own. We play a variety of music that is mostly chosen by our members. There are multiple concert opportunities a year (at least 2-3) + various projects / out of house recitals.. Instruments we use are: Piccolo, C Flute, Alto, Bass. We often invite soloists or other groups to join us in our concerts. And we encourage composers to write & arrange pieces for us to play.

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.

Windstruments Flute Orchestra

Music Director: Margaret Humphreys, 3 Croft Avenue, Bingley, BD16 2DT

Phone: 01274 510050
Email address: sales@windstruments.co.uk
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 28613

Email: enquiries@elgarschoolofmusic.co.uk

Scotland

Glasgow


Flutes Unlimited

Director: Andrea Kuypers Contact: flutesunlimited@googlemail.com or 07778 281585

Rehearsals: Sunday 6.30pm-8.30pm at Shawlands Trinity Church of Scotland , 5 Moss Side Road, Glasgow, G41 3TP.

Website: http://www.flutesunlimited.co.uk/ 

Age Range: any

Standard: grade 5 -

Cost: £12 per month from September - May only when we are active. All the details are on our web site. 

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

Email: tshortmusic@yahoo.co.uk

Phone:  07891 902239

Meeting: alternate Tuesday evenings, 7-9pm Age range: 14+ 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


Cardiff


Cardiff Amateur Flute Ensemble

CAFE Musical Director: Kristina Morgan

Email: info@cafeflutes.co.uk

Meeting: Every other Wednesday at Whitchurch Methodist Church Hall, Whitchurch,

Cardiff  Age range: 18 yrs. or above

Standard: any

Cost: £40 for 6 months with a £20 joining fee to cover music costs (under 18 and unwaged fees available)

Instruments used: piccolo, C flutes, alto and bass flutes. Performances: occasional concerts for charity and other events.