Holiday Concert

It’s been a busy year 2011 for the Southern Illinois Flute Society.  From hosting Mark Sparks, Principal Flute of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, in January to hosting Gary Schocker, flutist-composer-pianist, in October as part of the Illinois Flute Society’s annual flute festival, to a few Halloween appearances throughout the region, the year 2011 is quickly drawing to a close.

The Flute Choir is in final rehearsals for its Holiday Concert to be held Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main, Carbondale.  Admission to the concert is free.

The Choir, at eighteen members strong, utilizes a variety of flutes:  bass, alto, piccolo, and C flutes.  The December 2 Concert will feature mostly seasonal music, highlighted by choral singing and drums.

The Southern Illinois Flute Society would like to thank our wonderful fans who attend our concerts, and those who so generously help us with our financial needs so that our concerts can be offered free to the general public.   We hope to see you December 2!


  1. Jeanne Wacker says:

    Post-concert notes

    Concert program:
    “Views from Falls House” (5 mvts) by Gary Schocker
    “Christmas Morning Suite” (5 mvts) by George Frederick McKay
    “A Christmas Collection” (7 traditional carols) arranged by Martha Rearick

    18 flutists playing 50 minutes without an intermission for audience of nearly 70 men, women, and children. A big “Thank You!” goes out to our players and our audience!

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