Infinity Music Hall and The Yale Summer of School of Music proudly present a wonderful holiday matinee concert to benefit the Norfolk Library.
We are delighted to have two of the best a cappella groups in the world to the Infinity Stage! From Yale, we have the world's oldest and most famous collegiate a cappella group, The Whiffenpoofs, and from Trinity College, we have the all-female Quirks. Both groups will sing songs from many different genres in their own unique style, as well as Holiday favorites!
Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and most famous collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory's Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale's most celebrated traditions. The Whiffenpoofs have recently been featured on television programs like The Sing-Off, Gilmore Girls, and The West Wing, and have sung at venues as venerable as The White House, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.
The Trinity College Quirks
The Trinity College Quirks are the youngest all-female a cappella group from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Founded nearly a decade ago as part of a senior project, they have rapidly grown into a well-respected and dynamic group known for their trademark energy. With a repertoire featuring a wide range of musical genres, the Quirks have garnered a diverse fan base both on campus and around New England. Recent appearances include the 2012 Silver Chord Bowl, Infinity Music Hall, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the 2012 Hartford Business Journal's Women in Business Awards, a recent Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park, in addition to a feature on the website of the UK magazine, New Music Express. They will be featured on NBC-CT this October. In celebration of their ten-year anniversary, the Quirks' third album will be released in winter 2012.