On Saturday October 1st, Crepusculum had our first concert of the season at the Boston Marriott. The event took place in a round, high ceilinged atrium that seated about a hundred people. To our delight, the chairs were filled. The concert was well-attended and an absolute success. We performed a variety of repertoire, including but not limited to a Russian religious standard, a classic Latin madrigal, a German Christmas carol, a Spanish sonnet arranged into a beautiful ballad, and an upbeat Southern spiritual. All of our pieces were very well received. Several audience members took our business card at the end of the night, not to mention that we raised a whopping one hundred eighty three dollars in tips! We were so grateful for and flattered by this gesture, especially considering it was our first concert of the semester. The cherry on top of a wonderful evening was an unexpected guest: Yumiko Matsuoka, Crep’s faculty advisor, came to the concert and reportedly she was quite pleased with what she heard. Overall, it was a smashing season debut!
Needless to say, the concert wasn’t perfect – it was only our first time performing this repertoire. In our Sunday night rehearsal the next day, we discussed what went well and what didn’t go as well, and we know what we need to improve and perfect going forward. I feel confident that we’ve got a pretty excellent semester of music making ahead of us. Personally, Saturday was my first concert with Crepusculum, since I just joined this semester. Choir was my LIFE in high school, and I missed it terribly this past year, so Saturday was especially exciting for me. It’s easy to forget just how magical it feels to sing in a choir. I can’t wait to keep experiencing the magic at our next several Marriott performances, and at our final, more climactic concert in the Loft on Friday, December 9th. See you there!