Whiffenpoofs Blow In

Whiffenpoofs

    Yale University’s  Whiffenpoofs will be in town tomorrow at 4 p.m. to sing at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor. Tickets are $25, $15 for students and children.  
     Every year, 14 seniors at Yale are chosen for the Whiffs, which has been all-male since it was founded in 1909. The group began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar in New Haven.
This year the singers include Raphael Odell Shapiro, a Ross School alumnus who is from Sag Harbor. This is not his first Bay Street appearance; he has been seen there in productions of “Our Town” and “Pippin,” and has been in a number of Stages productions.
The Whiffenpoofs competed recently on NBC’s “The Sing-Off 2.” Every year they make a world tour, which will include all seven continents for the first time during the 2011-2012 season.