The Yale Whiffenpoofs to perform at the First Presbyterian Church in Fullerton
- 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 worldâs oldest and
most famous a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the âWhiffsâ began as
a senior quintet that met for
concerts at Moryâs 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.
ââThe Whiffenpoof Song,ââ the groupâs signature ballad, gained
nationwide recognition when Rudy
Vallee (Whiffs of 1927) recorded a solo version in the 1930s. Later,
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 Yaleâs 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, NBCâs 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
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 childrenâs literacy
campaign and educates students
about music and a cappella singing.