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October 31, 2007

The Yale Whiffenpoofs to Perform at Fundraiser for United Way

October 31, 2007

Media Contact: Michelle Wade
Work: 203.691.4202
Cell: 860.834.0128

Eight a cappella singing groups to perform

The Greater New Haven Community is invited to attend "United in Song for the United Way," a benefit concert for the United Way of Greater New Haven, presented by Whim 'n Rhythm and the Yale Whiffenpoofs. The concert will take place in Battell Chapel at Yale on Sunday, November 4, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. Suggested donations are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and children are free if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are available at the door, and all proceeds will benefit the Yale United Way Campaign.

Other Yale undergraduate singing groups scheduled to perform are The New Blue, Mixed Company, The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, the Spizzwinks, Something Extra, The Dukes Men, and The Baker's Dozen. Mark Dollhopf, Director of the Association of Yale Alumni and former Yale Whiffenpoof, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

“Yale's United Way campaign is such a great cause, and this concert will really be something special,” said Danielle Gilbert, Business Manager for Whim ‘n Rhythm, Yale’s all-senior Women’s’ group. “It will be so incredible when we [Yale Singing groups] all do this together.”

This concert is a rare opportunity for the entire Yale and greater New Haven communities to hear such a broad sampling of songs and styles by Yale's famed a cappella singing groups. “This promises to be a wonderful afternoon of singing for a very worthy cause,” notes Gilbert.

For more information, please call Michelle Reid at the United Way of Greater New Haven, (203)691-4208, or email her at mreid@uwgnh.org .

About United Way:
United Way brings together the caring power of our community to create measurable, sustainable change and to improve lives. To do this we: help identify our region's greatest needs and best opportunities for change; raise dollars and invest those dollars for results; connect people to their caring through volunteer opportunities.

More information about United Way of Greater New Haven's community leadership and how you can help can be found at http://www.uwgnh.org/.

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