It was an unusual recital when John Burkhalter literally covered the Holy Table with his astonishing collection of recorders. One was made from wood now over 300 years old; others were copies of particular historic instrument, and one came from the collection of a Dutch ambassador. Mr. Burkhalter played short pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries, interspersed with information and anecdotes on the piece or the instrument. It was a feat for the children from the Livingston School. Many of them are playing their own instruments and were able to ask very educated questions during the following lunch.
We also honored Janet Waanders on this last recital of the year. Janet spends endless hours in developing the program, contacting and engaging the musicians, and writing the grant for it. And then comes the reporting end of it! We are blessed by Janet’s enthusiasm and diligence.