We’re back! I hope everyone had a restful summer and survived their first week of class (presumably so, if you’re reading this), and that everyone is ready for another action-packed season of early music at Boston College! For a quick semester overview, we’re hoping to add a few more concerts and more caroling to the winter season, in addition to our Winter Concert scheduled tentatively for the first week of December. Looking a little further ahead, we’re hoping to record a CD in the Spring semester, so you should probably begin to prepare your ears for the glory of The Madrigal Singers of Boston College recorded in hi-fidelity, stereophonic brilliance on compact disc.
Along with a new season comes new officers, so grant me the pleasure of officially introducing the officers for the 2012-2013 academic year:
President: Jonathan Mott
Vice-President: Michael Lim
Treasurer: Ashley Tran
Social Coordinator (and author of this fine blog): Louis Fantini (Fall)
And, of course, equal congratulations to all the returning members for just being so awesome/talented/attractive.
And with the new season comes the equally exciting task of recruiting new members! We had a very successful Student Activities Day, with a lot of excitement form prospective members, so we cannot wait to hear the new, undoubtedly beautiful voices. If we spoke at the fair, then you probably already know this, but for anyone else everything you need to know is as follows:
Any BC Student is free to audition. No background needed, only enthusiasm is required! Auditions will take place on Lyons 4th floor on Monday, 9/17 from 5-7pm and Tuesday, 9/18 from 6-7:30pm. Feel free to drop by at any point during those times. The audition process is completely painless; just prepare any short piece of your choice to sing and we’ll run through some basic exercises. It should only take about 10 minutes out of your day, so why not? Come by and sing with us!
We’re hoping to see lots of new faces and hear lots of new voices. Get excited for a new semester of hot madrigal action, but for now, enjoy this balmy September evening with some Pärt and Rachmaninov:
Louis Fantini, Class of 2014
Social Coordinator, Madrigal Singers of Boston College