UCT Choir in Concert with the Whiffenpoofs of Yale University
28.06.2016 After sell-out performances at UCT’s Baxter Theatre in 2013 and St George’s Cathedral in 2015, the UCT Choir is excited to once again welcome to Cape Town, the World-renowned Whiffenpoofs of Yale University, for a one-off performance at the Baxter Theatre on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at 20:15.
Every year, 14 senior Yale men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest 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. The group has become one of Yale University’s most celebrated traditions, gathering a notable audience including Ronald Reagan, George Bush I and II, Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, and the Dalai Lama.
The group has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, and for events such as The World Series, Saturday Night Live, The West Wing, and NBC’s The Sing Off. Under the baton of conductor Andy Berry, the Whiffenpoofs perform throughout the year within the United States and travel internationally during selected periods.
The UCT Choir is the most diverse musical group at the University of Cape Town. It is a fully student-run ensemble, welcoming students from every faculty and discipline, as well as alumni and external members. Currently under the direction of Kurt Haupt, the UCT Choir was founded in 1985 and plays an active role in the musical life of Cape Town, also touring nationally each year.
Singers and audiences are exposed to a rich variety of choral music from classical to contemporary genres, both sacred and secular. In 2010, the UCT Choir released its first CD, which featured music from its 25th anniversary year, and has since released two further CDs with an additional 30th anniversary CD released in 2015.
The concert will take place on Wednesday 20 July 2016, at 20:15 at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. Tickets cost R100 (adults) and R60 (pensioners, students and learners) and are available at Computicket outlets (at all Checkers Money Markets nationwide) as well as online at http://www.computicket.com.
Please note: to qualify for pensioner or student discounts, ID must be provided at Computicket (discount not available when purchasing online). Surplus tickets will also be available at the door.
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