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Every year, fourteen rising Yale seniors are selected to be the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and most famous collegiate a cappella group, and take the year off of school to tour and perform. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quintet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the renowned Yale tavern and club.
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. Each Whiffenpoof group maintains a busy performance schedule throughout the year, records an album, and circles the globe on a six-continent world tour.
Audiences have included such notable figures as Presidents Obama and Bush, the Dalai Lama, Mother Theresa, and fans at Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Rose Bowl, the World Series, Saturday Night Live, Glee, and for the many guests in Pan’s Garden.