Yale University Singing Group To Perform In Oologah

Tuesday, October 25th 2016, 4:42 pm
By: News On 6

The world-famous Whiffenpoof singing group will perform a benefit show in Oologah Wednesday night.

The Whiffenpoofs are comprised of 14 senior male students from Yale University. Founded in 1909, the "Whiffs" began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at a Yale tavern. They're now the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group.

The members of the group suspend their studies for a year to perform concerts around the world. On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the group will perform at the Oologah High School Auditorium. Proceeds from the performance with benefit the school's arts department.

The event will be special for one of the members of the group. Luke Stringer, a senior majoring in architectural studies, is a 2013 Oologah graduate. 

The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students.

The group will perform in Tulsa later in the week and will sing the National Anthem at Saturday's homecoming game at the University of Oklahoma.