This weekend was a whirlwind of different musical performances!
Handel and Haydn Society’s performance of Mozart’s Requiem at Boston Symphony Hall
Hilary and I used an amazing Groupon Deal and saw Handel and Hayden Society’s rendition of Mozart’s Requiem. Often called dark, angry but quietly beautiful, the Requiem symbolizes a Mass for the Dead. Mozart continued to write the Requiem despite his dehibilitating illness. Mozart was unable to complete the Requiem in his lifetime, leaving the unfinished piece to his pupil, Franz Sussmayr.
Reform Minyan Havdallah at BU Hillel
Casey and I led a simple Havdallah service on Saturday night. We began with the old Hebrew proverb:
(4th capo Am G Em Am)
Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend
Then we continued with the regular blessings over the wine, spices and candle. Havdallah has always been my favorite Jewish prayer and I was pleased to end the school year by celebrating the ceremony with close friends.
Dear Abbeys Concert: BU’s Premier Male A Cappella Group
As an avid Glee fan, I’ve always had a soft spot for a cappella groups. The Dear Abbeys consistently impress me with their strong vocal performances, complete with impressive dance moves and group comradery.
Overall, I continue to admire how many student and local activities are available to me while living in Boston. The options are unlimted — sometime I feel like I am living in Boston and just happen to be taking classes.