Yale Whiffenpoofs

August 23, 2019
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Yale Whiffenpoofs

Tuesday, September 17
6:30 pm
Founders Hall Auditorium
Free and Open to the Public

The celebrated a cappella group, The Yale Whiffenpoofs, will perform at Northwestern Connecticut Community College on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Hall Auditorium. This unique one-hour concert is free and open to the public.

Every year, 14 senior Yale students 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, a well-known Yale tavern in New Haven.  Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions. Singing a mixture of old Yale tunes, jazz standards, and other hits from across the decades, the Whiffenpoofs perform more than 200 concerts across six continents each year. Their characteristic white tie and tails, paired with their enthusiasm and humor, have become iconic for audiences all around the United States and the globe.

Recent Whiffenpoof performance venues have included Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Rose Bowl, and Lincoln Center. The Whiffenpoofs have also reached a television audience of more than 175 million in appearances on NBC’s The Sing Off, The West Wing, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, Jeopardy!, Saturday Night Live, and Glee,  and have performed for multiple sitting Presidents of the United States.

“We are excited to host Yale’s iconic group in the northwest corner,” said NCCC President, Dr. Michael Rooke. “We look forward to hearing their unique sound on stage at Northwestern.”

This event is sponsored by the NCCC Cultural Planning Committee and generously supported by the Northwestern Community Foundation. For more information contact Susan Stiller at sstiller@nwcc.edu.