Saturday night the music school where The Maiden studies put on their year-end recital for students and a few invited musicians.

She did a great job on the contralto flute, playing an Air by J. Barrett for her solo. With the school quartet, she played “Sheep May Safely Graze,” by Bach, “Hornpipe,” by H. Purcell, and “Il Est Bel et Bon?,” an anonymous piece from the 17th century. With the majority of the students, she played a German Christmas song, the “Flintstones” song, and “The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” (Coming up: photos and a video clip.)

As in recent years, the recital was held in the cultural center, Espaço Mário Covas, the former municipal government building. Attendance was around 70-80 people.

Of that number, some 18 people from the church went to hear The Maiden play, both from SJCampos and Taubaté. Afterwards, everyone piled in at our house, and we ordered pizza. Our little living room was hot and crowded, but that didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the fellowship. Continue reading