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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

'Whiffs' to sing Saturday in AIDS benefit

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The Yale and Whiffenpoof Alumni Associations have announced the a cappella all-star line up for the first annual “Ivy Light: Sing Out, Raise Hope, Eliminate Pediatric AIDS,” a benefit concert for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, to be held at 8 p.m. Dec. 18, at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, in New York City.

"The oldest collegiate a cappella group in the world, the Yale Whiffenpoofs — contestants this season on NBC’s a cappella show “The Sing-Off” — will share the stage with fellow a cappella luminaries The Nassoons, from Princeton, and The Krokodiloes, from Harvard. Two-time Grammy nominee and R&B, pop, and dance-chart legend Deborah Cox will also perform fan favorites and jazz classics from her repertoire," Yale said in a statement.
"Students from The Nightingale-Bamford School Chorus and The Spence School Glee Club will help open and close the performance. Event director Ethan Heard promises an evening of holiday favorites, jazz classics, and popular group hits."
Produced by Sam Hafer, “Ivy Light: Sing Out, Raise Hope, Eliminate Pediatric AIDS” marks the beginning of an annual benefit concert produced in conjunction with the Association of Yale Alumni and the Whiffenpoof Alumni Association to raise awareness and funds for women and children suffering from the plight of HIV/AIDS, the statement said.

Ticket are $25 (student discount), $50, $75 and $100. VIP seats, featuring prime seating, backstage passes and a photo opportunity with Deborah Cox after the show sell for $200. For ticket information, contact the box office at CenterCharge 212.721.6500 or visit www.lincolncenter.org

The event is sponsored by The Donald R. Mullen Family Foundation, The Pierre New York - A Taj Hotel, The Whiffenpoof, Nassoon, and Krokodiloe Alumni Associations, The Association of Yale Alumni, Yale GALA, The Fund for Reunion/Princeton BTGALA, Harvard GLC, Yale Black Alumni Association, YAAMNY, Yale Club of New York City, The Nightingale-Bamford School Chorus, The Spence School, and Chris Ryan, the statement said.

Editor's note: The information in this post was provided wholly by Yale University. The photo also was contributed.

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