LAST PERFORMANCE EVER

…for Chris, our only senior 🙁

Technically, we have one more performance left, but tonight was our last BOKA-only concert for this year.
It went swimmingly, thanks to the huge crowd that showed up!!
For those of you that missed it, videos were recorded.

Set List:
1. Beyonce Medley. Soloists: Zac Watson ’16, Jeonguk Choi ’18, Chris Genco ’15, Amber Barksdale ’18. Arr. Amber Barksdale ’18.
2. Dance With Somebody. Soloist: Sheki Pettway ’18.
3. Your Love is My Drug. Soloist: Savannah Horton ’17. Arr. Daniel Jeong, ’12.
4. Reflections. Soloist: Caroline Montag ’17. Arr. Amber Barksdale ’18.
5. Welcome Home, Son. Soloists: Alix Pupo ’18 and Liam Finnerty ’17. Arr. Amber Barksdale ’18.
6. Never Forget You. Soloist: Hannah Hirshfeld ’18. Arr. Amber Barksdale ’18.
Speech by Zac about Chris and how much we will miss him 🙁
7. Somebody to Love. Soloist: Chris Genco ’15. Arr. Chris Genco ’15.

 

 

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  • Some miscellani(a)ous items:
    Video for Reflections is up!
  • Video for Somebody to Love was filmed last night!
  • The CD from BOKA of the past arrived with an alumni last night as well. Check out this cover:

CD cover

1. Lollipop – arr. Ally Kuriloff
2. Many the Miles – Meghan Marr, arr. Sam Waterbury
3. Love Song for No One – Helen Conaghan, arr. Daniel Jeong
4. Chariot – Edward Gottfried, arr. Daniel Jeong
5. Your Ex-Lover is Dead – Tim Poulin, Molly Randall, arr. Nick Riker
6. Before He Cheats – Allie Foradas, arr. Jessie Furguson
7. Your Love is My Drug – Lily Rudd, arr. Daniel Jeong
8. I’m Yours – Daniel Jeong, arr. Allie Foradas
9. Love Story – Emily Graham, arr. Daniel Jeong

Next Week

Next week, while we’re recuperating from Ivies, we have three performances lined up.
Next week, all we’ll be thinking about is how we are a week away from end of semester.
Next week is your last chance to see us sing through our sick song lineup.

Thanks everyone who came out to watch us at the Earth Day celebration and heard our debut of the Beyoncé medley!

Forever Busy

As Bowdoin Experience weekend comes to a close, we just want to say thanks to those who came out to watch us (and eat the delicious Indian food)! We hope you enjoyed the performance and the rest of your stay.
LOL but we’re not done.

This is where we’re all at right now:

tired
this paper is a masterpiece

A couple more performances and two more songs to learn away from the final concert.

End of semester is dawning.

Admitted Students Weekend

Congratulations to all the members of the class of 2019 who got a “yes” from Bowdoin!
Bowdoin Experience/Admitted Students weekend is coming up in less than 2 weeks, and boy is that weekend seriously packed with stuff. No worries, BOKA is definitely involved in the fun.
If you are a prospective student creepin’ around on the acapella pages, here are our performance times:

Thursday April 16 – 5:30 at Quinby.
Thursday April 16 – 7 at the Chapel. (Get there early. It’ll be packed.)
Friday April 17 – 8:30 at Relay for Life.

Congratulations once again and we hope to see you that weekend, if you can make time in your busy visiting schedule!

 

Great Success!

Thank you again to everyone who came out last night for BOKA and Ursus Verses!
You guys were a crazy awesome audience and we really appreciated the energy!
There will be pictures and videos up very soon for those of who you couldn’t make it (and for those of you who just want to watch us sing again…)

Repertoire from last night:
“Dance With Somebody” – opb. Whitney Houston, soloist: Sheki Pettway ’18
“Reflections” – opb. Misterwives, arr: Amber Barksdale ’18, soloist: Caroline Montag ’17
“Welcome Home, Son” – opb. Radical Face, arr: Amber Barksdale ’18, soloists: Liam Finnerty ’17, Alix Pupo ’18
“Somebody to Love”  – opb. Queen, arr: Chris Genco, ’15, soloist: Chris Genco ’15.

BURSURKA Rescheduled

We love singing.
We love school (midterms).
We love sports (track).
We love the people in BOKA who are part of these activities, which is why BURSURKA is being rescheduled until after Spring Break.
Repeat – do not show up to the Chapel Thursday, March 5 at 8:00 pm expecting the performance of your lives, because we won’t be there 🙁

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I’m sorry!!

Your dreams will become reality when you come back from a much-needed brain rest.

We love and appreciate our adoring fans, and apologize for any disappointment this has caused.
Hope to see you then!

BURSURKA

Lots of excitement for our upcoming gig with our rival friend aca-group, Ursus Verses.
Without giving away song particulars, here’s something to jazz you up:
A popular new song about seeing things in mirrors.
An older song by the late great queen of singing.

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YAAAAAAAS

Don’t miss out!
For more details, see the event on facebook, or visit our facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/bokabowdoin

Recording!

We are happy to announce that we are in the midst of recording a new CD!! We had two recording sessions for the fall semester, and another one coming up in early May. Keep your eyes and ears out for this awesome new CD.
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the songs:
Who You Are – opb Jessie J, arr. Genco ’15. Soloist: Jeonguk Choi ’18
Shark In the Water – opb VV Brown. Soloist: Caroline Montag ’17
Scarecrow – opb Alex & Sierra, arr Genco ’15. Duet: Colin Litts ’18, Amber Barksdale ’18
Never Forget You – opb The Noisettes, arr Barksdale ’18. Soloist: Hannah Hirschfield ’18

boka recording
Taking a break between songs!

Thanks to The Studio in Portland, ME for helping us record and dealing with our craziness.