Southern Illinois Flute Choir and SIU Flute Studio Concert – May 5, 2017

 

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio, under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Worthen and assistant conductor Katrina Walczyk, will join together to play a Spring Concert on Friday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main, Carbondale.

The ensemble includes the complete range of flute voices:  contrabass, bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo.  Members come from throughout Southern Illinois and the SIU community to rehearse weekly, with the goal to provide a unique musical experience for the general public through semi-annual concerts.

The upcoming concert works include “Brandenburg Concerto No. 3” by J.S. Bach, “The Palms” by Jean-Baptiste Faure, “Flute Waltz” by Arthur Frackenpohl, “Charcoal Landscape” by Lisa Duke Lamb, and the Traditional hymn “Amazing Grace“.

The concert is offered free of charge.

Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio Concert – April 15, 2016

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio, under direction of assistant conductor Joseph Ryker, will play a concert Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Morthland College’s Whitfield Hall, 401 W. Main, West Frankfort.

The ensemble includes the complete range of flute voices: contrabass, bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo. Members come from throughout Southern Illinois and the SIU community to rehearse weekly, with the goal to provide a unique musical experience for the general public through semi-annual concerts. The group was honored as one of just 19 flute choirs chosen to play at the 2014 National Flute Association Convention in Chicago.

The upcoming concert works include “L’Arlesienne, No. 2” by Georges Bizet, “Sails, Winds, and Echoes” by Crawford Gates, “Malaguena” by Ernesto Lecuona, and “Tropical Flute Punch” by Jonathan Cohen.

The concert is offered free of charge.

Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio Concert – December 4, 2015

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio, under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Worthen and assistant conductor Joseph Ryker, will join together to play a Fall Concert on Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main, Carbondale.

The ensemble includes the complete range of flute voices: contrabass, bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo. Members come from throughout Southern Illinois and the SIU community to rehearse weekly, with the goal to provide a unique musical experience for the general public through semi-annual concerts.

The upcoming concert works include “L’Arlesienne, No. 2” by Georges Bizet, “Sails, Winds, and Echoes” by Crawford Gates, “Hallelujah” from Handel’s Messiah, “O Holy Night” by Adolphe Adam, “Noel Alsacien” by Alexandre Guilmant, a medley of French carols, the Appalachian carol “I Wonder As I Wander” by John Jacob Niles, and “Let It Snow” by Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn.

The concert is offered free of charge.

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Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio Concert

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio will join together to play their Fall Concert on Friday, November 21.

This ensemble of adults and students continues to gather new audiences, and was chosen to play a concert in the lobby of the Chicago Hilton in conjunction with the 2014 National Flute Association Convention this past August.

The Choir is comprised of the complete range of flute voices: contrabass, bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo. Choir members come from communities throughout Southern Illinois to rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings, and are joined in these rehearsals by the students of the SIU Flute Studio.

The upcoming concert under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Worthen and assistant conductor Joseph Ryker, is offered free of charge to the public. The Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St., in Carbondale.

Concert works include “Kokopelli” by Robert Raines, “Mars” and “Venus” from Gustav Holst’s “Planets”, “March” and “Chinese Dance” from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite”, a medley of traditional Irish folk melodies, and the Appalachian carol “I Wonder As I Wander” by John Jacob Niles.

Southern Illinois Flute Choir and Flute Studio Winter Concert

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio join together to play their Winter Concert on Friday, January 31st..  This evening of classical and contemporary flute music, under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Worthen, is offered free of charge to the public.  The Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St., in Carbondale.
The Choir is comprised of the complete range of flute voices:  contrabass, bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo.  Choir members come from communities throughout Southern Illinois to rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings, and are joined in these rehearsals by the students of the SIU Flute Studio.
Concert selections will include “Malaguena” by Ernesto Lecuona, “Variations and Scherzo for Large Flute Ensemble” by Matt Doran, “The Hebrides Overture” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, and “Concerto in C Major, Opus 7, no. 3” by Jean Marie Leclair.

12/6/2013 Concert Postponed

Due to a winter storm and hazardous driving conditions, the December 6, 2013 has been postponed until late January 2014.  Please watch our website for updates.

Southern Illinois Flute Choir & Flute Studio Concert – Postponed

UPDATE: DUE TO A WINTER STORM AND HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS, THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATE JANUARY 2014.
The Southern Illinois Flute Choir & SIU Flute Studio join together to play their Fall Concert on Friday, December 6th.  This evening of classical and contemporary flute music, under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Worthen, is offered free of charge to the public.  The Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St., in Carbondale.

The Choir is comprised of the complete range of flute voices:  contrabass, bass, alto, C flute, and piccolo.  Choir members come from communities throughout Southern Illinois to rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings, and are joined in these rehearsals by the students of the SIU Flute Studio.

Concert selections will include “Malaguena” by Ernesto Lecuona, “Variations and Scherzo for Large Flute Ensemble” by Matt Doran, “The Hebrides Overture” by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, and “Concerto in C Major, Opus 7, no. 3” by Jean Marie Leclair.

Fall Concert – December 7, 2012

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir will play its Fall Concert on Friday, December 7th.  This evening of classical and contemporary flute music, under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Worthen, is offered free of charge to the public. SIU graduate student Thomas Richardson has served as Assistant Conductor this Fall, and will command the baton for several works.  The Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St., in Carbondale.

With the addition earlier this year of a contrabass flute (sounding two octaves below middle C), the Choir now has the complete range of flute voices available.

Choir members come from communities throughout Southern Illinois to rehearse weekly, with the goal of improving their individual skills and playing together in an ensemble.  The culmination of these rehearsals is a free public concert played with precision and beauty.

Concert selections will include “Three Madrigals” by di Lasso, “Enigma Variations” by Elgar, “Noel Alsacien” by Guilmant, “Songs of the Ocean” by Hirose, “Masques” by McGinty, and a few beloved Christmas carols.

 

 

Southern Illinois Flute Choir Spring Concert

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir will play its Spring Concert on Friday, April 27th.  This evening of classical and contemporary  flute music, under the artistic direction of Dr. Douglas Worthen, is offered free of charge to the public. The Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main St., in Carbondale.

With the recent addition of a contrabass flute (sounding two octaves below middle C), the Choir now has the complete range of flute voices available.   The April 27 concert will be the public debut of this new, large flute.

Choir members come from communities throughout Southern Illinois to rehearse weekly, with the goal of improving their individual skills and playing together in an ensemble.  The culmination of these rehearsals is a free public concert played with precision and beauty.

Concert selections will include works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Thomas Tallis, Gary Schocker, Jonathan Cohen, and Friedrich Kuhlau.

Spring Concert

The Southern Illinois Flute Choir members are excited to be in rehearsals for their Spring concert to be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Carbondale.  Selections will include “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and “Ikebana” by Gary Schocker.  With the recent addition of a contrabass flute (sounding two octaves below middle C), the Choir now has the complete range of flute voices available.   The April 27 concert will be the public debut of this new, large flute.  Make plans to attend what is certain to be a most beautiful and unique concert!