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Title:
THE YALE WHIFFENPOOFS
When:
04.10.2015
Category:
Live Music

Description

 

Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions.

The 'Whiffs' carry forward their century-old tradition each year with over two hundred performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Broadway's Lincoln Center, and the Rose Bowl. They have been featured on television shows such as NBC's The Sing Off, The West Wing, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, Jeopardy!, Saturday Night Live, and the hit television show Glee.

The Whiffenpoofs are getting ready to embark on a 3-month world tour (which last year included stops in Paris, London and Rome, as well as Budapest, Tel Aviv, Delhi, Melbourne and Tokyo). Avoid the long flight and customs lines… this is your opportunity see them right here in Connecticut!

Opening for the Whiffenpoofs will be Danbury's own Martini Glass, comprised of thirteen gals from the greater Danbury area. Started in 2004 at Danbury High School, "Martini" has carried on their tradition of a cappella music for eleven years. Many of their members are current or alumni students from Western Connecticut State University. Their wide repertoire features Broadway, country, pop and gospel music.

THE YALE WHIFFENPOOFS
FRIDAY APRIL 10 @ 8PM
TICKETS $25