Friday, July 25, 2014

To the Tables Down at Angkor

(Albani photos)
Yale's presence looms in all places, far beyond the street corners and squares of New Haven.  Donna Albani '79 reminds us of Eli omnipresence when she spotted a large banner (above) promoting a July 27 concert of the Whiffenpoofs on the door of a crowded food store in Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Would native Cambodians understand the reference "To the tables down at Mory's"?

The Whiffs of 2014 are making a global concert trek this summer in grand Whiff tradition. Cambodia is one of many stops around the world. Their paths almost crossed those of Albani, also traveling in the Far East this month.

This year's gentleman songsters off on a summer spree are singing their usual Whiff repertoire, but have added, as usual, a few interesting modern tunes, including this year a graceful rendition of Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do With It." The group will also spend the summer in such places as  Nepal, New Zealand, the Philippines, Turkey, Hungary, and Croatia. They return to New Haven Aug. 21--just in time for the Whiffenpoofs of 2015 to step to the stage.
After the concert in Cambodia, the Whiffs 2014 will make a stop in the Philippines, as well. (Yale Whiffenpoofs photo)

Above, the Yale Whiffs, 2014, perform at Raffles at the Fairmont Hotel in Manila in the Philippines, Aug. 8. for an audience that included Yale alumni and a few Yale students from Metro Manila. (YWAA photo)

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