Now celebrating its 10th season, the Heartland Community Flute Choir visits Sioux City on Sunday as the next presentation of the Sioux City Chamber Music Association.
The concert will be held at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 608 Nebraska St.
The group was founded in 2003 by University of Nebraska-Omaha Professor of Flute, Dr. Christine Beard. A nonauditioned ensemble boasting over 40 adult and student members from Nebraska and western Iowa, the HCFC plays on C flutes, piccolos, alto and bass flutes, and performs a variety of literature consisting of original works for flute choir and arrangements of classical masterpieces, as well as traditional and popular tunes.
In addition to giving an average of four local concerts in and around Omaha each year, the HCFC was selected to perform at the 2009 International Midwest Band & Orchestra Clinic in Chicago; 2008 National Flute Association Convention held in Kansas City; the 2008 BEMIS Creativity Festival in Omaha; the 2006 North Central Division MENC Conference; the 2006 ARTSaha! festival in Omaha; and the 2004 and 2009 Nebraska Music Educators Association Convention. In 2011 the HCFC embarked on a European tour to The Netherlands, Belgium and France, and they will release their debut CD for the HCFC's 10th anniversary CD in 2012-2013.