December 2, 2005
St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH
Point, by Lexi
It’s a pretty standard belief that one of the most important characteristics of a good music critic is impartiality. Well, try as one might, it’s a little hard to give an unbiased review of a two-act evening when said critic is sleeping with one of the acts and is the other act. Anyway. I can honestly say that tonight was glorious on many levels. Performing at a Gay/Straight Alliance benefit at St. Paul’s School, the two groups joined together for a pre-concert meal with the high school students, during which we had a round table discussion about life, college, gender, sex, whatever. It was a nice idea, but kind of awkward, especially when we got off track and started equating racial minorities and sexual minorities. The kids seemed to appreciate us, however, as rambling as we may have been.
First up, Mixed Company, Yale University’s finest college a cappella group (again, I am being very, very impartial here). …