Yale Whiffenpoofs Visit Gonzaga
On Tuesday, October 15, the Yale Whiffenpoofs
, America's longest running collegiate a cappella group, performed in the Sheehy Theater. Choral Arts Director Mr. Jeremy Young, a Yale alumnus, invited the group to make a stop on Eye Street during their Fall Tour, which had them performing in and around Washington this week.
Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met weekly at a bar in New Haven. Now, 14 seniors are selected each year to be a part of the group, which performs more than 200 concerts across six continents. They sing a mixture of old Yale tunes, jazz standards, and other hits from across the decades.
After performing several songs, members of the group and their conductor, Alex Dimeglio, led Gonzaga’s Chamber Choir and Chorus in some exercises and techniques to help them improve their singing.
We hope you enjoy this video of their performance and workshop!
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