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Yale University's Whim n' Rhythm visits Stamford

10 June 2013
Yale University's Whim n' Rhythm visits Stamford

For more than 100 years a cappella singing has been one of Yale University's most honored traditions, with the all-male Wiffenpoofs and the all-female Whim n' Rhythm enjoying a global audience. Stamford American International School (Stamford) invited Whim n' Rhythm - known as the Whims - to perform at the school and to share their musical knowledge with Stamford's students through specially tailored workshops.

Mr Andrew Hancock, Academic Dean of Stamford, said it was a privilege to host the world famous group at the school. "An appreciation of the arts and music are an essential part of a well rounded education.  Seeing a performance by a world class group such as the Whims and having the opportunity to learn firsthand from them helps inspire our students to pursue their musical dreams."

The Whims is currently on a world tour that will take them across the US, to Europe, The Middle East and Asia.  The all-senior group consists of 14 of the best and most experienced female singers at the University.  The Whims have performed on all over the world including performing at the White House.

"The performance and workshops given by the Whims are part of an ongoing visiting artists program at Stamford, giving students access to artists and performers from a range of backgrounds and disciplines," Mr Hancock said.

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