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Mina Choi Tenison

Fri, 26 Jul

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Henrietta Street

Whiffenpoofs at 12 Henrietta Street Dublin 1

Join us for a magical evening with Yale’s Whiffenpoofs, the oldest collegiate a capella group in the US. They will pay a special tribute to a few Irish classics and share a few tunes from the songbook of Cole Porter--a Whiffenpoof alumnae--and the great Nat King Cole)

Whiffenpoofs at 12 Henrietta Street Dublin 1
Whiffenpoofs at 12 Henrietta Street Dublin 1

Time & Location

26 Jul 2024, 19:00 – 21:30

Henrietta Street, 12 Henrietta St, Dublin 1, D01 XR59, Ireland

About the event

The concert will take place at 12 Henrietta Street, Dublin 1

Doors Open at 7pm. Advance Tickets €20 euro; at the door €30-cash or Revolut only.

Wine & Canapés will be available for purchase/donation to House Plays Monaghan (we can only accept cash or Revolut)

About 12 Henrietta Street:  Built between 1730-33 by the property developer Luke Gardiner, this Georgian mansion was dramatically altered in 1780 by Richard Boyle, the 2nd Earl of Shannon, who combined two adjacent houses to create a palace for himself. After his death in 1807 the two buildings were divided once again. The 1st floor (piano nobile) features magnificent long windows that were installed by the 2nd Earl of Shannon and shows off one of the grandest entertaining spaces still extant in the city of Dublin. A closer look at the details will reveal the original wood floors and some of the beautiful architectural elements from 1780s. It is serves as the residence of Ian Lumley.

For more information, consult Robert O’Bryne’s Irish Aesthete:   https://theirishaesthete.com/tag/henrietta-street/

12 Henrietta Street has been featured in The New York Times as one of the 25 most influential rooms in the world:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/09/t-magazine/25-rooms-influence-design.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

https://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2018/12/17/t-magazine/ts-best-interiors-of-2018.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/t-magazine/henrietta-street-dublin-building-history-design.html  

Every year, 14 senior Yale students are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world's oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, with over a century of musical excellence.

Singing a mixture of old Yale tunes, jazz standards, and other hits from across the decades, the Whiffenpoofs perform more than 200 concerts each year. Their characteristic white tie and tails, paired with their enthusiasm and humor, have become iconic for audiences all around the United States and across the world.

The Whiffenpoofs are perfect entertainment for diverse occasions, including public concerts, fundraising events, and private events of all types. Recent Whiffenpoof performance venues include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the White House, the Rose Bowl, and Lincoln Center. The Whiffenpoofs have reached a television audience of more than 175 million via appearances in NBC's The Sing-Off, The West Wing, The Today Show, 60 Minutes, Gilmore Girls, Jeopardy!, Saturday Night Live, and most recently the Season 4 finale of the hit television show Glee.

The Whiffenpoofs have sung for multiple sitting Presidents of the United States and have toured over twenty countries on six continents almost every year for the last several years. Nonetheless, the Whiffs always feel most at home at Yale on their perennial Monday night engagement at Mory’s, where they close each night with the historic Whiffenpoof Song, covered by artists among the likes of Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Rudy Vallee:  

To the tables down at Mory’s,

to the place where Louis dwells

to the dear old Temple

Bar we love so well

sing the Whiffenpoofs assembled,

with their glasses raised on high

and the magic of their

singing casts its spell...

Contact: Mina Tenison (minatenison@gmail.com   +353894588066) for tickets. Online payments can be made via PayPal to minatenison@gmail.com or by direct deposit to House Plays Monaghan (House Plays Monaghan, Bank of Ireland IE47 BOFI 9032 3446 3874 31) Please write your full name on the reference section.

Tickets

  • Whiffenpoofs in Dublin 2024

    Sale ends: 24 Jul, 21:30

    Advance Ticket Via House Plays Monaghan Website

    €20.00
    +€0.50 service fee

Total

€0.00

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