MIDDLEBURG, VA—The Whiffenpoofs of Yale University, the oldest and most famous college a cappella group in the world, will present a concert Monday, Nov. 7 at Foxcroft School. The performance, which will be held in Engelhard Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m., is free but space is limited. Please call 540.687.4510. for reservations
The “Whiffs” have a long and storied history but they are best known today for their successful appearance on “The Sing-Off” television show in 2010. The group dates back to 1909, when it was a senior quartet that met weekly at Mory’s Temple Bar in New Haven,. CT. These days, 14 senior men are selected each year to be members and the group is known far and wide for its beautiful harmonies as well as its signature piece, “The Whiffenpoof Song,” which has been recorded by such classic performers as Bing Crosby, Count Basie, and Elvis Pressley.
The Whiffenpoofs have performed for scores of U.S. presidents and tour the United States as well as overseas. The singers will hold a Master Class for the Foxcroft community on Monday afternoon and perform for al that evening.
“It’s really exciting that the Whiffenpoofs are coming to Foxcroft,” said the School’s Music Director Karin Thorndike. “I know it will be a terrific evening.”