Whiffenpoofs to perform at Trinity

By Joan Hunt - ReminderNews Managing Editor
Windsor - posted Fri., Oct. 7, 2011
The Yale Whiffenpoofs will entertain at Windsor’s Trinity United Methodist Church on Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. Courtesy photo. - Contributed Photo

Area residents are in for a real treat Oct. 23, at 5 p.m., when Windsor’s Trinity United Methodist Church will present a concert by the Yale Whiffenpoofs as part of its Sacred Sounds Concert Series.

According to Director of Music Bob Gilbert, “The Yale Whiffenpoofs are arguably the world’s best-known collegiate a cappella singing group. They have performed for almost every president of the U.S. since the early 1900s, and their iconic theme song has been recorded by everyone from Rudy Vallee to Bing Crosby to Elvis Presley.”

Gilbert said the Whiffenpoofs have performed on every continent and are just arriving back in Connecticut from their fall tour of the west coast.

Background on the group tells us that the “Whiffs” were founded in 1909 as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. They are known for their perfect harmonies, winning repertoire and fabulous entertainment.

Each year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, which has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions.

Tickets for the Oct. 23 event are specially-priced at $15, and they will be available at the door or in advance by calling the church office at 860-688-9245. Children/youth are admitted for free.

A meet-the-artist reception will follow the concert.

Trinity United Methodist Church is located at 180 Park Ave., in Windsor.

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