Last Thursday I attended and participated in the Gala Evening of the Montreal Recorder Society
. This is an organization which organizes groups and activities for recorder players of all levels. At the Gala Evening, three groups played to share their accomplishments from the season's work. Recorder for Fun is a group that has been playing together this year. It is remarkable what they have accomplished. In a short time they have learned to play their instruments and how to play in an ensemble. Flute en Suite is an intermediate group. Under the direction of Gille Plante, they have grown as an ensemble. Flutissimo, of which I am a member, is the advanced ensemble: a recorder orchestra of 24 players. Amateur music is alive and well!