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Flautissimo is a full flute orchestra and welcomes all ages of players who are grade 5+; our membership currently consists of school age through to those in their 70’s. It is an ideal environment to gain ensemble experience and explore the larger flutes, Altos, Basses and Contra Basses, which we loan to members. We are a very friendly and welcoming group.

Piccolissimo is our or training group. It is ideal for players of all ages who are learning the flute for the first time (you do need to be able to read music and play some notes) and for those whose flute playing is a little rusty.

Piccolissimo performing in Zoom concertPiccolissimo performing in Zoom concert

We play simple pieces and provide an opportunity for less experienced players to practice ensemble playing which helps develop skills such as sight reading, playing in tune, and playing in time. When we are meeting for rehearsals, parents/carers of younger players are welcome to wait and listen to the group play, seating is available.


Here is what some current members find special about Flautissimo and Piccolissimo:

Picolissimo Zoom rehearsalPicolissimo Zoom rehearsal


Rehearsals take place on a Friday evening with Piccolissimo from 6pm to 7pm and Flautissimo between 7pm and 9pm in the hall of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Portswood, SO17 3SB. In March 2020 we moved to rehearsing via Zoom and have continued to meet weekly throughout the various lockdowns and restrictions. We are now having hybrid rehearsals, with a reduced number of players in the hall (to ensure we comply with Covid guidance and social distancing), and other players joining via Zoom.

If you’d like to join us, or would like to find out more, please get in touch. We can send you the Zoom link and the current selection of music.

If you try a few rehearsals and decide you’d like to become a member, we ask for membership contributions of £25 per term for Piccolissimo and £30 per term for Flautissimo.

Our dates for this term are: