It’s Saturday night at MIT, and I’m taking a break from reading in my office by checking out the concert by the Chorallaries. Hundreds of people have joined me to see MIT’s oldest co-ed a capella group (with a nerdy/musical pun name only rivaled by the MIT Logarhythms).
[This is my second live entry; see my previous live entry, in this very same room, just six months ago]
A few of the numbers they’ve done tonight:
- White Flag (Dido)
- No Surprises (Radiohead)
- New York, New York (Frank Sinatra)
- Cornflake Girl (Tori Amos)
- If Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)
- Drift and Die (Puddle of Mudd)
They also a few songs back did a sweet remix/mash up combination of Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler) and (I Just) Died in Your Arms Tonight (Cutting Crew).
Some nice red lighting, for Radiohead…
I got to sit behind the sound guy! ;)
And, for the grand finale, the Chorallaries’ classic: The Engineers’ Drinking Song!
It was a busy week for a capella, as there were also concerts by the MIT-Wellesley Toons and the MIT Cross Products. In three weeks, there will be another big a capella weekend, with concerts by Resonance (December 9), the Muses (December 10), and the Logs (December 11).