Saturday, November 5th was Crepusculum’s fourth Marriott performance of the fall semester. This was without a doubt our strongest performance so far this year. There were several moments throughout our repertoire that I felt genuinely connected to the music. We’ve gradually been adding new pieces to each performance; tonight, we included “Yver, vous n'estes qu'un villain” by Claude Debussy in our program. I feel that our concert repertoire has reached the perfect length - we perform for about an hour, and the differing styles and tempos of the pieces keep the audience interested and engaged. Crepusculum has also begun memorizing several of our pieces, which really helps us to get into the music instead of getting “stuck in the score”. Being able to really feel the emotions that the composers wrote in their music is what the members of our group love - those are the moments that remind us why we love what we do! The audience was definitely enjoying our performance, which is always lovely to see. I saw many people with their eyes closed and smiles on their faces, which really gives me joy. That’s what music is all about - to make others feel something.
Personally, I was very happy with my performance. Before joining Crepusculum, I sang alto for five years, in several classical and jazz choirs. When I auditioned for Crepusculum in my second semester at Berklee, I was placed as a Soprano 1. If only I had known how much I love to sing soprano! I can’t believe the improvement that I’ve had in my voice in my past two semesters in Crepusculum. I can’t wait to see what else the group does for me!
We have one more Marriott this semester, which is next Saturday, November 12th. We also recently busked on Newbury Street, which we usually do once or twice a semester. We’re hoping to go Christmas caroling very soon! Also in December, we will be having a performance in the Loft at Berklee. It’s always fun to be able to perform for our peers at school!
It’s always wonderful to hear all of our hard work pay off, and we are looking forward to finishing our semester strong!