Yale Whiffenpoofs Free Concert at Trinity Episcopal Church in Cranford
The Yale Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group, will present a concert on December 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Cranford.
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 with over a century of musical excellence.
Singing a mixture of old Yale tunes, jazz standards, and other hits from across the decades, the Whiffenpoofs perform more than 200 concerts 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 across the world. The Whiffenpoofs are perfect entertainment for diverse occasions, including public concerts, fundraising events, and private events of all types.
Recent Whiffenpoof performance venues have included Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Rose Bowl, and Lincoln Center. The Whiffenpoofs have reached a television audience of more than 175 million in appearances in NBC’S The Sing Off, The West Wing, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, Jeopardy!, Saturday Night Live, and most recently on the Season 4 finale of the hit television show Glee.
Cranford High School alumnus, Hale Jaeger, class of 2016, will be returning to Cranford to perform with the Whiffenpoofs. The performance will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, Cranford. Admission is free, however a free-will donation will be taken to help offset the cost of the Whiffenpoofs’ visit. The Whiffs will also visit Cranford High School to workshop with the CHS a cappella and choral students. The concert and workshop is sponsored by Cranford High School Performing Arts, Cranford Friends of the Performing Arts (FOPA), as well as Trinity Episcopal Church, Cranford. All are welcome on December 7th at 8:00 p.m. at Trinity Church, Cranford to enjoy a world-class performance from one of the best a cappella groups in the country, the Yale Whiffenpoofs.
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