Flute Choir Concert

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 Farmington-Farmington Hills  See map

For more information:  Dr. Gerald Custer

First Presbyterian Church of Farmington

248-474-6170, extension 208



Gold, Frankincense, and … Flutes?

Detroit Metropolitan Flute Choir Performs at First Presbyterian


(For immediate release)  On the twelfth day of Christmas, there will be 11 pipers piping in the area. In fact, there will more like 15 or 16 of them, as the Detroit Metropolitan Flute Choir opens the 2013 Performing Arts series at Farmington’s First Presbyterian Church with a special concert on Sunday January 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM.


The Detroit Metropolitan Flute Choir is comprised of twenty flutists from the Detroit area, conducted by Ervin Monroe, founder and musical director. The ensemble consists of professional flutists, music teachers, and advanced amateur flutists who come from the business community, medical professions, the building and architectural trades, and a host of other professions as well.


This unique ensemble utilizes four musical instruments from the flute family; the standard C flute, the high sounding piccolo, the large alto flute, and the very large bass flute, the lowest sounding flute in the flute choir. To highlight this diverse array of instruments, there will be an informal instructional aspect to the concert, as well.


Ervin Monroe served as Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for forty years, and has also performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia, and the Royal and Bolshoi Ballets. Monroe was President of the National Flute Association and was founder and consulting editor for The Flutist Quarterly, that organization’s official magazine.  He has also been a contributing author to Flute Talk, and served as Professor of Flute at Wayne State University for more than 30 years. Presently, Monroe is president of Muramatsu America, a company that imports, sells and services professional flutes.


No tickets are required for this outstanding event, which is open to the public. A donation of $10 per person or $25 per family is suggested. First Presbyterian Church is located at 26165 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills, just east of the intersection of Eleven Mile and Farmington Roads. Ample free parking is available on site, and the entire facility is barrier free and handicap accessible.


Further details about the Performing Arts Series at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington are available at www.farmington-pres.org/performing-arts. For more information about this concert, call 248-474-6170, ext. 208.


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