Past Performances

Oundle Horticultural Society's 100th Summer Show

Sun, 16 Jul 2023
It was an absolute pleasure to provide some musical garnishing for Oundle Horticulural Society's landmark occasion.

Many of the ensemble also commented how welcomed we felt: with a nicely sectioned off area to play from (it can be a bit nerve-wracking having a forest of flutes on the floor at any one time), and the lovely refreshments at the end (hats off to the bakers - the gluten free drizzle was delicious).

It was really touching to receive thanks by email and card - read these on our testimonials page

Peterborough Celebrates

Sun, 21 May 2023

We had a music-packed Sunday starting with a performance at the big top for Peterborough Celebrates. The gorgeous sunshine had tempted a fair few curious folk to ditch the lie-in.

If you missed us, you can catch one of the pieces we performed on the Have a Listen page.

Take Note Community Choir Concert (PFC guest performers)

Sun, 21 May 2023

The second performance in a day - members of the ensemble demonstrated boundless energy and concentration at our return as guest performers at Take Note Community Choir's concert. 

Together, we provided a fantastic variety of pieces themed around the elements: earth, wind, water and fire.

Visit our Facebook page to see our joint performance of Sheep May Safely Graze

Flute Fun Workshop

Sat, 18 Mar 2023

It was a privilege to be asked by Fenland Music Centre to lead an afternoon workshop working towards an informal concert. 

Head to the Latest news page to read more about this event from the event's organiser and MD of Fenland Music Centre, Beth Letts.

2022 Christmas gigs

Sat, 10 Dec 2022

Our festive endeavours started on Saturday 10 December when we made a return appearance at the Christmas Tree Festival, March. There was a fantastic turnout of visitors who came to judge the entries of decorated trees and do some present shopping at the variety of craft stalls. It was lovely to have some visitors come and sit in the choir stalls to listen to us, too.

We continued our tradition of doing some fundraising at Serpentine Green, which raised £130 for the Light Project Peterborough.

We also donated our time to Longueville Court Care Home for an afternoon of Christmas favourites.

Concert for Wisbech St Mary's Women's Institute

Mon, 22 Aug 2022

We received a warm welcome from the ladies of Wisbech St Mary's Women's Institute, and on our part we made sure not just to bring the music, but also our own contributions to refreshments - hoping that they would meet their, no doubt, high standards. 

There were several magic moments - tingling quiet dynamics juxtaposed with some lovely light staccati in the Humming Chorus and we got the audience singing along several times, such as with Daisy Bell. 

One of the audience said that they enjoyed the concert so much that they could almost forget they were sitting in really uncomfortable pews! 

Programme for concert

Oundle Fringe

Wed, 13 Jul 2022
The ensemble enjoyed the relaxed setting of the Talbot Inn's courtyard where we provided a selection of our summer repertoire.  A couple of the audience helpfully obliged to have a go at percussion for our rendition of Chitty-chitty bang bang.  We are looking forward to coming back next year.

Marafiki Trust cream tea fundraiser

Sat, 9 Jul 2022
We were blessed with the best weather you could hope for when playing outside, and rather glad for the breeze that came off the nearby river. It was great to be part of a different fundraising effort, this time help to raise £305 for the Marafiki trust.

Fletton Fields, Oundle Jubilee Celebrations

Sat, 4 Jun 2022
We were delighted to be invited to support the Fletton Fields project and be a part of the brilliant Jubilee celebrations in the centre of Oundle. The event was really well attended, and it was lovely to perform in such a joyful atmosphere.

Guest stars at Take Note Community Choir's concert

Sat, 21 May 2022
It was a pleasure to share the stage with Take Note Community Choir - two years after the original concert was cancelled due to a certain event...

Several of the ensemble had audience and choir members approach them both at the interval and at the end of the concert to say how much they had enjoyed our items.  One of the choir came up to say that "you made me cry" - always a slightly worrying one, but it was certainly in a good way this time, as it was Hushabye Mountain which had pulled her heartstrings. 

Then a lady from the audience complimented our choice and playing of Shepherd's Hey, a piece which took her back to her days in school when she played it, and which she hadn't heard again until now.

Peterborough Celebrates

Sun, 15 May 2022
It was a privilege to be a part of this free, three-day festival held at Ferry Meadows.  As well as having the aim of bringing together communities and celebrating all that Peterborough has to offer, this year's festival also acted an opportunity to thank the many people who helped us get through the last couple of extremely challenging years.

It was a new experience for many of the ensemble to play mic'd up on a stage, but we stepped up to the challenge and did ourselves proud.  

We received positive feedback from the organisers who felt we provided a good contrast to the other acts.

2021 Christmas gigs

Wed, 1 Dec 2021

We had a busy festive season in 2021. 

It kicked off with supporting March's Christmas Tree Festival on the 11th December. The following week we had our annual festive fundraise at Serpentine Green when we raised £62 for Light Project Peterborough. Then the weekend before Christmas we played for the patients of Sue Ryder's Thorpe Hall Hospice and finished the year with a spot of busking in Peterborough city centre, raising a further £28.

Outdoor serenades at Longueville Court Care Home

Sat, 26 Jun 2021
We started to see the twinklings of life returning to normal in 2021 and had the pleasure of performing twice at Longuevillle Court Care Home (June and September). We made sure to bring a few numbers that residents could join in with (such as Daisy Bell) and can confirm that they were in fine voice on both occasions. We were also spoiled with delicious cakes!

Festive fluting for Longueville Court Care Home

Sat, 19 Dec 2020
The pandemic put paid to nearly all of the events we had lined up for 2020, but we were determined to still bring some Christmas cheer to the residents of our local care home.

SL Wedding

Sat, 19 Sep 2020
We were really looking forward to playing for a friend of the flute choir, but due to restrictions we weren't able to attend in person. Instead, we put together a recording (which we dressed up for, even though it was only going to played over the PA system!) and video (just in case!), so that we could still be there in some shape or form.

Weston Primary School Workshop

Thu, 13 Feb 2020
Four of our members spent an afternoon with the pupils from Years 5 and 6 to introduce them to the flute family and explore a little bit about what making music on the flute involves, and a smattering of science thrown in for good measure.  The final part of the workshop gave every child a chance to have a go at playing a Nuvo Toot, and we look forward to many new members joining us soon(!)

Festive music in the park, Ferry Meadows

Sun, 15 Dec 2019
Ten of us braved a rather nippy December morning in Ferry Meadows to play a series of carols and Christmassy tunes. We were happy to be so close to the café, which made emergency hot chocolate dashes much quicker.

John Lewis - festive serenade

Sat, 14 Dec 2019
Following the success of our first performance to shoppers, we were invited to add to the festive ambience in store.  We definitely heard some humming along, and even got some young members to help out with some sleigh bells...

Christmas fundraising 2019

Sun, 1 Dec 2019 to Sat, 21 Dec 2019

On 1 and 21 December at Serpentine Green, and 8 December at Van Hage, we played a festive marathon 10 hours to raise just over £220 for the Light Project Peterborough.

John Lewis - fundraiser for Alzheimer's Society

Fri, 8 Nov 2019

Due to positive feedback from partners and shoppers alike, we were pleased to be invited to support John Lewis' fundraising event in aid of the Alzheimer's Society. 

The feedback we received meant we were able to incorporate some of the partners' favourite pieces (Pachelbel's Canon being one of them). 

In the spirit of the event - we donated £50 of our fee to the cause. 

Music in the Park, Ferry Meadows

Sun, 4 Aug 2019

Ferry Meadows is a wonderful location to play in, particularly when the sunshine is blazing!

We were grateful for the rangers putting together a gazebo for us to play under and were pleased to see many visitors stopping to listen, and some staying to share the whole afternoon with us. 

John Lewis

Sun, 28 Jul 2019
For this event we were ideally located just inside the entrance to the womenswear section, which meant shoppers inside John Lewis and passing by could hear us. 

This performance made us realise the potential opportunities to provide live music to members of the community who wouldn't necessarily come to a concert, but who appreciate it when it's available in circumstances that fits in with their routine.

Wisbech St Mary's Open Gardens

Sun, 23 Jun 2019
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon to play in equally gorgeous surroundings for the open gardens. 

Visitors came up to us to say how the sound travelled around the garden as they soaked up the sunshine and admired the hours of work that go into such a beautifully maintained garden. People commented on how they could hear the flutes even as they walked down the road.  The organisers reported that everyone they spoke to who heard the choir were very impressed and complementary on the choice of music especially ‘English country garden’ and the technical skill of the ensemble, andn that it really added something special to the atmosphere.
We learned that this open gardens event had record numbers attend the day overall, around 600, which was twice as many as last year, and that they raised an amazing £5,029.25 for Alzheimer’s Society which over doubled the previous year's efforts, thereby setting a record for this Open Gardens.

People travelled from as far as Cambridge especially for the day, Bourne, Lincolnshire, Norfolk. The oldest visitor that we know of was 97 years old travelled from Uxbridge – Greater London (visiting local relatives) and the youngest just 3 months old from Oakham.


Mayor's Farewell Ball

Sat, 18 May 2019
This was one of Peterborough Flute Choir's first official engagements. We donned our best frocks and dinner jackets and enjoyed contributing to the celebrations during the drinks reception. 

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