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 missingThe 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 freelunchtime concert on Friday 4th October 2019 at 1300in 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
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!
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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 concertas 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.
Another highlight of 2018was 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&Cressidawere delighted take part in a fundraising Concert for the
We were joined bybassoonist John Abramson pianist, composer & arranger Benjamin Wolf
A surprise jazzsection 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 Broadsare booking for 2017 so if you are planning
a special celebration where our lovely flute music will really make your event really special please doget in touch– we’d love to hear from you.
The Broads had a brilliant day recording favourite music for this website with Jeremy Birchall of the fantastic Sounds Special.
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.