CommonToast: A Brunch Café! Provides warm respite and tender music on a chilly evening

By | November 20, 2022

On a cold Friday night time, the Widespread Tones led the scholars exterior their cozy dorms for a candy deal with. At Devlin Corridor 008, the a cappella group carried out Commontoast: A Brunch Café!, a themed efficiency that warmed up the night time for a lot of college students.

Viewers members waited patiently for the singers to reach because the projector confirmed an introductory video of the band members.

Sticking with the brunch theme, the members of Widespread Tones dressed up as completely different breakfast meals and drinks, together with French toast, a banana, a fried egg, and a mimosa.

Picnic blankets, colourful balloons and inflatables adorned the corridor’s stairs, tables and podium, including to the upbeat ambiance. Desk lamps had been all alongside the entrance row, making a makeshift highlight within the middle of the room the place the members had been singing.

The a cappella group burst via the primary entrance of the auditorium, drawing loud cheers and applause from the group.

The band debuted their a cappella model of The Wiggles’ “Fruit Salad.” The track was a playful and theme-appropriate approach to begin the night.

Subsequent, “Drops of Jupiter” by Practice, a Widespread Tones signature track, moved the viewers from a playful temper to a sentimental one. Rihanna’s “Titanium,” one other Widespread Tones traditional, got here subsequent, adopted by The Beatles’ “Yesterday.”

After these tender performances, Ana La Russa, MCAS ’25, lightened the temper by dropping a hip-hop model of Fugees’ “Killing Me Softly with His Music.” La Russa’s melodic voice shone all through her second solo efficiency, fueled by applause from the viewers.

Throughout a quick intermission, the band’s musical director, John Ross, LSEHD ’23, thanked everybody for making the present potential, and the viewers acknowledged Widespread Tones’ efforts with applause and cheers.

The vigorous viewers then listened to the following track, “Juice” by Lizzo, with the identical vitality.

Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good” and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Favourite Crime” had been subsequent. Then, the outdated members of Widespread Tones left the stage to offer the highlight to the brand new members of the group. The viewers joined in with rhythmic applause in help of the brand new members’ debut efficiency of Miley Cyrus’ “Social gathering within the USA.”

“December 1963 (Oh, what an evening)” by Frankie Valli and “Falling Slowly” by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová had been two of the final performances of the night.

The Widespread Tones concluded their present with MCAS ’23 President Becca Speer singing Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie,” shining together with her enigmatic stage presence. As she struck the ultimate notes, she acquired a standing ovation from the viewers.