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The Yale Whiffenpoofs to perform at the First Presbyterian Church in Fullerton

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    For Immediate Release!!! The Yale Whiffenpoofs @ FIrst Presbyterian Church, Fullerton!!! Who: The Yale Whiffenpoofs What: A concert of a cappella music.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2008
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      For Immediate Release!!!
      The Yale Whiffenpoofs @ FIrst Presbyterian Church, Fullerton!!!

      Who: The Yale Whiffenpoofs
      What: A concert of a cappella music.
      Where: First Presbyterian Church, Fullerton. 838 N. Euclid,
      Fullerton, CA 92832
      When: Monday, June 2. 8:00 p.m.
      How: All tickets are $10 at the door.

      THE YALE WHIFFENPOOFS OF 2008

      Every year, fourteen senior men are selected to be in the Yale
      Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and
      most famous a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as
      a senior quintet that met for
      concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the renowned Yale tavern that dates
      back to 1849. Cole Porter, Yale
      Class of 1913, highlights the list of noteworthy Whiffenpoof alumni,
      which also includes Senator
      Prescott Bush, father of former President George H.W. Bush.

      ‘‘The Whiffenpoof Song,’’ the group’s signature ballad, gained
      nationwide recognition when Rudy
      Vallee (Whiffs of 1927) recorded a solo version in the 1930s. Later,
      Louis Armstrong,
      Ella Fitzgerald (made an honorary Whiffenpoof in 1979), Bing Crosby,
      and Elvis Presley followed
      suit with their own recordings.

      Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated and hallowed
      traditions, carrying on
      almost a century of musical excellence and professional showmanship at
      Yale, across America, and
      around the world. In recent years, satisfied clients have included
      hotels, corporations, and the likes of
      Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, Mother Theresa, and the Dalai
      Lama, in venues such as
      Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Rose Bowl, and for events such
      as the World Series, Saturday
      Night Live, NBC’s Today Show and The West Wing. A cappella
      arrangements of jazz standards, classic
      ballads, traditional Yale songs, and recent popular hits continue to
      delight audiences all over the
      world.

      The Whiffenpoofs maintain a performance schedule of over 200 concerts
      annually, in addition to
      recording an album and embarking on a 17-week world tour. The
      Whiffenpoofs are a 501(c)3 non-
      profit organization that supports a worldwide children’s literacy
      campaign and educates students
      about music and a cappella singing.
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