Flute Street, Toronto’s Professional Flute Choir, is an ensemble of talented musicians who play eight different sizes of the modern Boehm flute, from the tiny piccolo, through the treble flute in G, the standard flute in C, the alto flute in G, the bass flute in C, the contr’alto flute in G, the contrabass flute in C, to the deep-voiced double contrabass flute in C.
Together they perform music from the rapidly expanding repertoire of existing original flute choir compositions, sprinkled with a few transcriptions and well-crafted settings of folk songs, jazz and popular tunes.
Flute Street, under the artistic direction of flutist and music publisher, Nancy Nourse, has continued bringing interesting and exciting full-range flute ensemble music to the public since 2013.
In the spring of 2018, Flute Street was invited to perform at the first International Low Flutes Festival in Washington D.C., along with ensembles from Japan, the U.K. and Turkey.
Audiences have been delighted to hear world and Canadian premières and featured international guest soloists such as piccoloists, Christine Beard and Kelly Via and low flutes specialist, Peter Sheridan.