If you couldn’t make it to Charm of Finches‘ concert ‘Into the Night’ on Feb 17th, you have another chance to hear us at our house concert appearance through Groupmuse on April 7th, 3PM. House concerts are rapidly becoming one of the most popular venues for both the artists as well as the audience members. With a warm environment to perform for an captivated audience always sets for a unique musical experience. The unique connection between the artists and the smaller audience makes it is easy to see why so many artists and seasoned music enthusiasts are drawn to these events.

For more information, (Limited Seating, RSVP Required)


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A packed house with a ‘rapt and enthusiastic audience’, the audience came from all over the Greater Toronto Area…from far and wide, to see our concert today. Thank you, audience, for your applause and kind compliments for today’s concert.

We strove to raise the bar and to do new & different things. It was a big challenge but everyone worked very hard and collectively, we rose to the challenge. We were thrilled (as always) to be able to share our music with all of you.


Sunday February 17th in UofT’s Victoria Chapel join the Charm of Finches as they journey through the mythical, mysterious and macabre. This wicked program features newly commissioned flute quintets by Canadian composers Germaine Liu and Eileen V. Padgett, as well as the Canadian premieres of works by Ian Clarke and Anže Rozman. Known for their exploration of a broad range of genres and unexpected stylistic pairings, with this program the Finches continue to challenge the audience’s sonic expectations of the flute. The group will be joined by sound engineer, Matt Miller to help spin musical tales of vengeance, death, spells and spirits. The perfect palette cleanser for the Valentine’s day weekend “Into the Night” offers a taste of the darker side of human emotion.

Charm of Finches
Laura Chambers
Tristan Durie
Terry Lim
Amelia Lyon
Katherine Watson

Sound Engineer: Matt Miller
Dancer: Raphael Roter

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This event is made possible with generous support from the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Arts Council.

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    ‘Five’s The Charm’ by David Perlman, the Wholenote (Full Article can be found on page 15,

    Incredibly thankful for the feature story on Charm of Finches and our upcoming concert, ‘Circle of Sound’ on June 17th, Sunday, 7:30 PM, Hart House, East Common Room (7 Hart House Cir, Toronto).
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    Circle of Sound

    Featuring Charm of Finches
    with Guest Artists
    Kelly Zimba, Principal Flutist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
    Camille Watts, Flutist and Solo Piccoloist of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

    Sunday, June 17th, 2018
    Door opens at 5:00 PM
    5:00 – 5:30 PM: Burkart Flutes & Piccolos Exhibition
    5:30 – 7:00 PM: Masterclass with Kelly Zimba
    7:00 – 7:30 PM: Burkart Flutes & Piccolos Exhibition
    Concert starts at 7:30 PM

    Hart House, East Common Room | 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto
    Tickets At The Door | General Admission $25 | Arts Workers & Students $15

    Charm of Finches, Canada’s Premiere Flute Quintet: Charm of Finches’ musicians are mavericks in the classical genre – all young, vibrant and electrifying musicians – and the force behind brilliant new arrangements and compositions with a reputation for delivering fresh and energetic concerts. This concert features the Toronto premieres of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, arranged by Gudrun Hinze, and David Heath’s Return to Avalon for SEVEN FLUTES, joined by Kelly Zimba and Camile Watts. The programme also includes the world premiere of “First came the temple” written by Toronto-based composer, Bekah Simms. And to round off the evening with Raga Terah by JUNO and three-time ECMA award-winning Canadian composer, Derek Chark. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these incredible musicians up close and personal, in the intimate venue of Hart House, East Common Room.

    This event is made possible with generous support from Burkart Flutes.

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    Fusing music and fashion into stylish and colourful music accessories? We are so excited to announce that we will be joining the Beaumont Artist family and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us!


    Join us for this one-of-a kind event as we perform an ALL CANADIAN programme for flute quintet (it’s the FIRST time for us). Grab your ticket ASAP as only limited seats available. May 3rd, 5:30 PM, Canadian Music Centre (20 St. Joseph Street, Toronto).

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    We are so thrilled to share that we recently joined the roster of Trevor James Flutes Artists! It truly is an honour to be among such a diverse and talented roster of international flutists, and we’re happy to be part of the TJ Flute Family!


    A big ‘Thank You’ to all the audience who came out today, very warm and supportive. Almost A FULL HOUSE, thank you.

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    It’s HERE, an alto flute, graciously from Trevor James Flutes on a long term loan basis (as we don’t have our own alto flutes). Words cannot express how grateful we are for your kindness and generosity.

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    An artwork drawn by psidrewyou, be sure to check out his work on Instagram and get a drawing.







    Trevor James Flutes Alto Flute Contest Outtakes: Things didn’t always go according to our plan….the countless times we tried to record a greeting, contagious laughter, the banging noise “aka radiator”, dancing, the list goes on. Nevertheless, we had an amazing time, lot of fun, and laughs, ENJOY.







    Trevor James Flutes – Alto Flute Competition Submission to win an alto flute by TJ Flutes

    “Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. I’ve read, that things inanimate have mov’d, and, as with living souls, have been inform’d, by magic numbers and persuasive sound”. – William Congreve, 1697

    For us, the chamber music plays an important role through the shared experience of creating music together. There is no camouflage. Everyone plays an equally vital role in the collective success. Not only do you learn how to play, but you learn how to communicate and share with others. We are extremely thankful for our generous colleagues and friends who have lent us their alto and bass flutes. We don’t actually own either and it can be tricky as the intonation of each instrument will vary. What does the flute (in this case, alto flute) mean to us? Flexibility that be gained from owning our own instrument can improve the cohesion of the group musically, bringing us closer as an ensemble and relieve a financial barrier for success.



    Five flutes – one stage. Canada’s premiere flute quintet takes the stage at La Rev to play tunes you’ll recognize from classical flute music (like Debussy), music by Canadian composers working today, and pop tunes arranged for flute quintet. Come out and see flutes of all different shapes and sizes playing together in harmony!

    Tickets are  $20 at the door or $15 online:

    Chamber Music Society of Missisauga


    Free admission Out and About performance by Charm of the Finches Flute Quintet on March 23rd at 1pm in the Port Credit Library.

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