The newly formed Desert Hills Community School of Music Flute Choir performs its first concert 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, in the main sanctuary of Desert Hills Presbyterian Church, 34605 N. Tom Darlington Road.
This free concert will feature an hour of holiday-themed music played by a silvery blend of piccolo, C flute, alto and bass flutes.
Led by Christina Reedis, a DHCSM instructor who holds a master’s in flute performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, the Flute Choir is open to flautists of all ages and ability levels. While anyone who shares a love of playing the flute is welcome to join, participants will likely get the most enjoyment from the group if they have at least two years of experience with the instrument. The ensemble began meeting to prepare for the holiday concert in early November and will convene again in the late spring to rehearse for its second performance. There is a one-time $25 participation fee to join the Flute Choir.
In addition to serving as ensemble leader, Reedis offers private flute and piano lessons for DHCSM students. After graduating from the New England Conservatory, she played flute with the Boston Philharmonic and various small ensembles around the city. She then relocated to Arizona and built a large flute and piano studio in the Phoenix area. Recently, Reedis played principal flute with the Scottsdale Arts Orchestra, with which she had a solo performance in 2010.
The Flute Choir is the newest DHCSM ensemble, joining the Saxophone Ensemble and Community Band. These groups offer musicians of all levels an opportunity to develop their musical skills in a supportive environment and experience the joy of performing publicly.
Visit deserthillsmusic.org/flute-choir for more information.