Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours - I go to so many early music concerts here, I have dubbed it Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-la-Musique-Ancienne. Today was our turn for a concert - Flutissimo, the recorder orchestra in which I play. We have played here before, but each time I feel privileged to be part of the musical scene of this extraordinary church.
Our programme included works from Medieval times to the 21st century - a challenging repertoire. Our director, Sophie Larivière, has been with the group since its founding ten years ago. Making music with others, being a part of something larger than yourself, requires listening, collaboration, knowing when to bring out your line and knowing when to let other lines shine. This is not about the individual but about a group working for the music, to bring it to life.
It was, on the whole, a good concert for this group of amateurs. In the words of Sir Ken Robinson, we were in "The Element".
Photo from the concert below...