The latest news from Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes.
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on October 16, 2019 at 4:00 PM|
Carluke Primrose were delighted to play in the Garden Lobby of the Scottish Parliament on Friday 11th October. It was part of this year's Festival of Politics.
Thank you to the festival organisers for the invite and also to all those who stopped off to listen!
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on June 19, 2019 at 3:30 PM|
Thank you to all those who came along to our 39th Annual Concert on 15th June 2019.
A varied programme was enjoyed by an appreciative audience, which included favourites such as the Dambusters, Concierto d'Aranjuez and the Baby Elephant Walk. The first half of the concert was rounded off by the Holberg Suite, which we performed in competitions in the run up to the concert.
We were delighted to have been joined for the first time by the Choir of St Mary's form Lanark. We have had the pleasure of playing alongside them in Lanark at Christmas for many years, but this was the first time that they performed with us in Carluke.
The concert also included an excellent stint by our fantastic Youth Group.
We are grateful also to Marysia Williamson, Area Representative for Scotland for the British Flute Society who porvided the Vote of Thanks.
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on March 18, 2019 at 6:20 PM|
Now in its 39th year, we are delighted to annoucne that we will be returning with our Annual Concert on Saturday 15th June 2019.
As our main concert of the year, you can be sure of a polished performance encompassing many genres with something for everyone - including new music.
This year, we are delighted to have the The Choir of St Mary's from Lanark as special guests (in a change to the original billing).
Find out more on the event listing.
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on March 18, 2019 at 5:50 PM|
The month of March has been a busy one, with CPOF playing two major music festivals in stunning venues across Scotland.
Sunday 10th March saw Carluke return to the Glasgow Music Festival. Playing in the WInd Orchestras and Bands class, Carluke took to the stage of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall to give their first public performance of Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 (Movement II - Adagio). The piece was specially arranged by our conductor Jon Hargreaves. This was followed by Gossec's Tambourin, arranged by John Bryce.
Two other ensembles participated in the Class - FlutesUnlimited and Flutephonics, both of Glasgow. FlutesUnlimited took first place with 88 points awarded out of 100 in what was a close-run competition. Carluke came in second with 87 points, and Flutephonics third with 86 points. Congratulations to FlutesUnlimited!
A week later on Saturday 16th March, Carluke made their second-ever journey to Perth Concert Hall to participate in the National Finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival. The adjudicators awarded our rendition of Dvorak's 8th Symphony with a Gold Award.
Look out for a recording coming soon!
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on February 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM|
Our Gold Award winning performance of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is now on YouTube. The piece, by Paul Dukas, is best known as the main theme in Walt Disney's 1940 feature film "Fantasia".
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on January 27, 2019 at 10:50 AM|
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|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on January 7, 2019 at 11:05 AM|
The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes took place on Sunday 6th January 2019 in the Carluke Lifestyles Centre.
The minutes of the previous AGM and the balance sheet for the previous year were proposed and seconded. Both outgoing president, Stuart Laird; and conductor, Jon Hargreaves delivered an upbeat review of the year gone by and thanked everyone for their contribution.
Commitee Members for the year ahead were also elected, as follows:
|5.||Fundraising Officer||Fraser Russell|
|6.||Marketing & PR Officer||Dougie Russell|
|7.||Youth Orchestra Representative||Emma Kennedy|
|8.||Committee Member||Donna Black|
|9.||Committee Member||Hannah Watson|
|10.||Committee Member||Lauren Serrells|
|11.||Committee Member||Bryan Chalmers|
|12.||Committee Member||Alyson Nelson|
|13.||Committee Member||Stewart Inchliffe|
|14.||Committee Member||Stuart Laird|
Equipment Officer Donna Black
Librarian Fraser Russell
Health & Safety Officer Gemma Wylie
|Honorary Presidents |
|Honorary Members |
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on January 7, 2019 at 10:20 AM|
Carluke Primrose were delighted to have been invited once again to share their Christmas Concert with the Choir of St Mary's Church in Lanark on Sunday 16th December.
Both the Orchestra and the Choir showcased a wide selection of pieces, culminating in a joint performance of the carol O Holy Night.
The Primrose Youth Group consisting of Zachary, Beth, Jess, Ellie & Christopher also performed, some of them for the first time in public.
Together the Choir and the Orchestra raised a fantastic £1,120 to help homeless people in Glasgow, with all proceeds donated to The Wayside Club. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all who came along and were so generous. We’re sure this donation will make the Christmas season a little brighter for some of the country's most vulnerable people.
...and for those who are interested, Bryan Wood won the prize for the best Christmas jumper!
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on December 9, 2018 at 5:40 PM|
Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes were pleased to play for a second year at the Scottish Concert Band Festival. The Regional Qualifier was held at Williamwood High School in East Renfrewshire on Sunday 2nd December.
Carluke performed "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas, conducted by Jon Hargreaves. We were delighted when the adjudicators awarded our performance with a Gold Award. This means that we will progress to the National Finals which will be held in Perth Concert Hall in March 2019. Details of our slot at Perth will be announced on the Events page in due course.
|Posted by Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes on December 9, 2018 at 5:15 PM|
We are pleased to announce that Carluke Primrose Orchestral Flutes' have regained the SAFA Scottish Championship on 24th November. The announcement of the result after the contest was met by celebration from the orchestra's members and conductor, Jon Hargreaves. The Scottish Amateur Flute Association's National Contest was hosted at Calderhead High School in Shotts.
In this contest each entrant must play a Hymn Tune of their own choice and a test piece set by SAFA. This year's test piece for Grade 1 was "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas. In the Hymn Tune section, Carluke entered with "I Vow to Thee My Country", by Holst.
Mr. Jerry Randalls was the adjudicator of the day's performances and awarded many of the trophies on offer to Carluke Primrose.
Carluke took home prizes for 1st place both in the Hymn Tune section and in the main Grade 1 section. Congratulations to our one-man percussion team - Paul Kennedy - who took home the Percussion Award. and we thank him for stepping in at short notice. In addition, our percussion team were delighted to have recieved the percussion award once again. The conductor's interpretation prize was also awarded to Carluke.
A results summary is given below:
Own Choice Hymn Tune Section:
Grade 1 : Test Piece - "The Sorcerer's Apprentice", Dukas.
|Percussion Prize||Carluke Primrose|
|Interpretation Prize||Carluke Primrose|
|Solo Treble Flute|