Whiffenpoofs: A Benefit ConcertApr 3, 2020 - 7:00pm
Vero Beach High School PAC - 1707 16th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960
The Yale Whiffenpoofs United States Tour has been canceled due to growing concerns over COVID-19 virus. We apologize and hope you stay safe. Feel free to contact us at (855) 252-7276 with questions.
The Yale Whiffenpoofs, an undergraduate a cappella singing group at Yale University, is the oldest collegiate a cappella group in the United States, which was established in 1909. The Whiffenpoofs perform near the Yale campus and tour the United States and internationally. Established in 1909 and best known for "The Whiffenpoof Song", the group is composed of senior men who compete in the spring of their junior year for 14 spots. The Whiffs' best-known alumnus may be Cole Porter, who sang in the 1913 line-up; the group often performs Porter songs in tribute.
The Whiffenpoofs have performed for generations at a number of venues, including the Lincoln Center, the White House, the Salt Lake Tabernacle, Oakland Coliseum, Carnegie Hall and the Rose Bowl. The group has appeared on such television shows as Jeopardy!, The Today Show, Saturday Night Live, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, The West Wing, and Glee. In December 2010, the group appeared on NBC's a cappella competition The Sing-Off.
During the school year, the Whiffenpoofs perform on Monday nights at Mory's, known more formally as "Mory's Temple Bar," circulating from room to room.
The Whiffenpoofs travel extensively during the school year and take a three-month world tour during the summer. The group's business manager and musical director, known in Whiff tradition respectively as the "Popocatepetl" and "Pitchpipe," are chosen by members of the previous year's group. An alumni organization maintains close ties with the group.
The word whiffenpoof originated in the 1908 operetta Little Nemo by Victor Herbert, based on the comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland by Winsor McCay.