THE TOOTING BROADS’ NOVEMBER LUNCHTIME CONCERT IS NOW ON ST VALENTINE’S DAY 2022

Jane and Cressida are very sorry that, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to move our lunchtime concert at  St Mary Abchurch from Monday 22 November to Monday 14th February 2022 at 1300.
Those who reserved seats via Eventbrite will have been notified by email with information on how to obtain a refund of your church donation, should you so wish. Any problems, let us know.
The Tooting Broads, with pianist Norman MacSween, will now celebrate St Valentine’s day instead! We are hugely grateful for the ongoing support of the volunteer group, The Friends of City Churches, more important now than ever with the return to City working.
We had already begun rehearsing a programme of approximately 1 hour to include gorgeous music by the flautists’ flautist, Franz Doppler, the Argentinian composer, Astor Piazzolla and have now added glorious music by Schubert and Donizetti.
We therefore hope very much that you will be able to join The Tooting Broads on Monday 14 February for a romantic tango or two!
Please put this date in your diary – a booking link will be sent in due course.


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Hello everyone! Twelfth night has arrived and we hope we find you safe and well.
Like everyone else we have missed doing what we normally do – playing flute duets for your lovely events.
Our selfie above shows us in happier times, after a Christmas event in 2019!
In the hope of the freedom to travel once more in 2021, we thought you might enjoy a little Delibes audio from one of our annual City concerts.
For those of you who watched our video compilation on YouTube, you’ll be glad to know that, on those rare occasions (two…) when we have been able to play our duets, we have again been supported by our loyal four-legged fan club – Archie and Coco. 

We are sure you will be planning some celebratory events for the summer (who isn’t!), so do check our website for news and do contact us to arrange some gorgeous flute duets!
Meanwhile our very best wishes to you and yours for a happier, healthier and tooting 2021.

Jane & Cressida xx

Our flute followers tell us how our live music made their event complete and very special
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Jane & Cressida, The Tooting Broads, hope this finds you all safe and well.  We can’t wait to get playing again for all your lovely events!
In the meantime we are delighted to share our socially distanced video of The Laughing Song by Johann Strauss II from his opera – the appropriately named Die Fledermaus – recorded in our homes with mobile phones!

As you can see, in these straitened times we are grateful for any audience we can get – even the four legged variety!

In fact we are delighted to be supported by Archie (4 years old and quite capable of providing his own security) and his mother Coco. The disruptive intruder is Little Nell, the Norfolk terrier…
Do not be fooled by their quiet appreciation, it is the result of many months of meticulous professional training – much the same as Jane and Cressida, except for them it’s taken years!

Do contact us to discuss events you might be planning later this year or next. We can’t wait to get tooting again!!
Whether a family celebration, drinks party, or special event, you can make it really special with some wonderful flute duets from The Tooting Broads.
 

A Spring toot from us to you:

Jane and Cressida wanted to send you a cheerful toot during lockdown – so here is an extract (mobile recording….) of Shostakovich’s Waltz No2 played as an encore at our annual concert for charity at St Mary Abchurch in the City of London, last October. 

 

We are of course missing The Tooting Broads, but we’re still duetting on Zoom (challenging…) and can’t wait to play live again! In fact there’s no better time to plan your special event, so if you’d like to include some gorgeous flute music, do get in touch and let’s see how we can help !
Sending you our best wishes
Jane and Cressida xx

Escape the trials and tribulations with a
soothing lunchtime concert from
The Tooting Broads!

Jane, Cressida with pianist, Norman MacSween, invite you to our annual free lunchtime concert on
Friday 4th October 2019
at 1300 in the gorgeous Wren church of
St Mary Abchurch
Abchurch Lane, London EC4N 7BW
(between Cannon Street, Monument and Bank)

We have a lovely 45 minute programme to gladden the heart:

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in C major RV533 for 2 flutes & piano
John Field: Nocturne No 1 in E Flat Major for piano solo
Kohler: 2nd Concert Duet on a Melody by Chopin for 2 flutes & piano
Clara Schumann: Soirées Musicales Op 6, Notturno No 2 for piano solo
Franz & Carl Doppler: Rigoletto-Fantaisie Concert Duo
for 2 flutes & piano

We are very grateful to The Friends of the City Churches for making this event possible. Donations on the day would be most welcome.


The Tooting Broads have lots of lovely new flute duets they would love to play for your summer event!

Jane and Cressida would love to play music for your special event this summer. We had a cracking Christmas and a super Spring so what better time to think about summer parties and events and the gorgeous flute music The Tooting Broads can provide.

Fluting at Fulham Palace

We know you like our annual concert too. So we are looking at London venues for our autumn concert and will let you know about that as soon as we do!

More news!!! If you know anyone who’d like to join our mailing list, please direct them to our contact page.

We look forward to hearing from you!!


Jane & Cressida have had a brilliant year being The Tooting Broads! We have played for lots of lovely people at gorgeous venues

and for all sorts of occasions – and we had our annual concert as well. This year it was in Putney. We hope you enjoyed the short extract from Doppler’s Valse di Bravura playing on our homepage.

We love special requests for duet arrangements of favourite pieces of music. They extend our repertoire and, more importantly, our clients really appreciate a personalised music programme! Don’t forget to ask us about that.

The Carpenters Hall – October 2018

Another highlight of 2018 was an Musical Soiree at the Annual Livery & Freemen’s Reception at The Carpenters Company where we played a varied programme of flute duets.

We hope this has inspired you to contact us – for your special drinks party, birthday lunch, family wedding, gallery preview…. whatever the event, it will be all the more memorable with gorgeous flute duets from The Tooting Broads!

Spring in the City with The Tooting Broads!

Jane & Cressida were delighted take part in a fundraising Concert for the

on the 8th February at the gorgeous Wren building St Mary Abchurch in the City of London

We were joined by bassoonist John Abramson
pianist, composer & arranger Benjamin Wolf

A surprise jazz section was brilliantly provided by
trumpet & flugelhorn player Malcolm Knapp
and clarinettist Greg Hearle

We had a fantastic time and hope our amazing audience did too – all in a very good cause!
You can donate to Friends of the City Churches – just click on the logo above

The Tooting Broads are booking for 2017 so if you are planning
a special celebration where our
lovely flute music will really make your event really special

please do get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
 

info@thetootingbroads.co.uk
07932 153056
www.thetootingbroads.co.uk

 

7-News-recording
Recording for this website

The Broads had a brilliant day recording favourite music for this website with Jeremy Birchall of the fantastic Sounds Special.

Jane & Sam
Jane with our photographer, Sam

The Broads engaged the services of Mr Sam Shepherd to record a video and photos of us for this website for which many thanks to Angie Poppitt of the amazing and ancient City of London church, All Hallows by the Tower.

The Tooting Broads in wedding mode!