Students perform at Coffeehouse

By Hannah Mock ’20
Three eighth graders perform a song at Coffeehouse. Credit: Hannah Mock ’20/SPECTRUM

The annual Coffeehouse event took place on Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of Bing, right outside of Saperstein Theatre. This event was started seven years ago by Gregory Lehrhoff ‘14, the older brother of Michael Lehrhoff ’20. This year, the event hosted 20 student acts and one teacher act. Coffeehouse served free coffee and took place before the Dance Production show. Student Council provided a taco dinner immediately following the event.

All available seats were filled at the event, and people were even standing in the back.

“I enjoyed Coffeehouse because I feel like it is a great opportunity for students to show off their talents that people didn’t know they had and just come together and have a great time,” Coco Kaleel ’20 said.

Acts mostly consisted of singing, from both popular music of today and original songs composed by themselves.

“All of the talents people have at this school are really impressive, and I had a great time,” Sion Yoo ’20 said.

Performers played music, performed magic tricks, or original poetry.

“My favorite act was Joe [Lesher-Liao ’20] and Tali [Tufeld ‘20]…they just blew my mind,” Naomi Ogden ‘20 said.

The event itself was organized by Student Council members, who doubled as hosts during the Coffeehouse itself. They punctuated each act with a compliment and often a joke or pun. Loud applause followed each performance, as attendees cheered for the performers.

The audience said they enjoyed all the acts and the event itself.

“Students love showing off their talents in such a supportive environment and it’s a really nice time for everyone to come together,” Michael Lehrhoff ‘20 said.


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