The Whiffenpoofs

  • American


Established at Yale University in 1909, The Whiffenpoofs is a cappella singing group, the oldest such group in the United States. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Person From To
Member Prescott Sheldon Bush
Works about The Whiffenpoofs
  • Short Story: Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (Short Story), Outside in the winter air, students were singing carols in their groomed and tailored singing-group voices. The Whiffenpoofs were back in New Haven after a tour around the world, and I guess their return was a huge deal.

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1907/00/00 Two of the Whiffenpoof's founding members create a humorous adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling poem, "Gentleman Rankers." After the song's premiere at Mory's, the singers declare it their anthem, to be sung at every meeting, reverently standing. Song Mory's New Haven, CT
1909/01/00 Five of the Yale Glee Club's best singers begin to meet weekly at Mory's Temple Bar to escape the cold and improvise harmonies to the songs they loved so well. Louis Linder, the tavern's barkeep and a music aficionado, welcomes them in. Established Yale University New Haven, CT
1909/01/00 Five of the Yale Glee Club's best singers begin to meet weekly at Mory's Temple Bar to escape the cold and improvise harmonies to the songs they loved so well. Louis Linder, the tavern's barkeep and a music aficionado, welcomes them in. Established Mory's New Haven, CT
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