The renowned Yale Whiffenpoofs are headed to Shanghai for a one-night charity event on March 8. The Expatriate Centre (TEC) is bringing the Whiffenpoofs to Shanghai for the very first time, presenting you with a mixture of classic Yale tunes, jazz standards and other hits from across the decades.
Founded in 1909, the Yale Whiffenpoofs is the world's oldest and best known collegiate a cappella group. The ‘Whiffs’ have performed for multiple US presidents and at various venues like the White House, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Lincoln Center.
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A collaboration that is the first of its kind, the Shanghai School for the Blind Children Choir will share the stage with the esteemed Whiffenpoofs. Together, they will perform a surprise piece for guests… one that will surely touch your hearts.
The Shanghai School of the Blind Children Choir is comprised of middle and elementary school students. They have performed at the state building, the Great Hall of the People in Beijing for China’s International Choir Festival, been to the iconic Shanghai Grand Theatre to participate in the Handicapped Arts Concert, and have also been involved in the opening ceremony of the Paralympics and the closing ceremony of the World Expo.
The choir has received multiple accolades and honors, including 1st Place at the 12th China International Choir Festival and the Gold Award at the 8th National Handicapped Cultural Festival. These talented children have not only ventured out of Shanghai, but have also received invitations from Japan, the US and various European countries for concert performances.
Not only will it be a night to remember but it’s for a good cause.
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