The Kokosingers, an all-male a cappella group from Kenyon College in Ohio, announced their arrival at the Upper School with an impromptu song in the Commons as many students were eating their lunches. Then, during X Block, the "Kokes" performed a full slate of classical and contemporary songs in the Chorale Room as students and teachers looked on.
The Voices of the Knight and The Knightingales opened the performance for the Kokosingers with a beautiful rendition of "When Will I Be Loved" by Linda Ronstadt. The Kokosingers chose a lively mix of songs from "Please Please Me," The Beatles first single released in the U.S., to ABBA's rousing "Mamma Mia" to close out the show. A highlight was an impressive solo performance in Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey."
Mr. Horning, a Kenyon graduate, joined the Kokosingers for a song, reliving his own days in the a cappella group. "It is always really fun to have them come," Mr. Horning said. "They make the trip east every few years and we're lucky to have them come to BB&N."