WHAT IS WHIM?
As of 1981, Yale’s vibrant a cappella scene featured a dozen underclassman groups of every variety. However, seven senior women felt that a key part of their musical experience was missing – a senior group. These seven seniors founded Whim 'n Rhythm as an answer to the decades-old tradition of The Whiffenpoofs. Nearly forty years later, the 13 singers of Whim 'n Rhythm represent the best and most experienced SSAA singers of the senior class.
Each year, Whim has continued to grow into a full-force presence on Yale’s campus and on both the national and international stages. The group tours domestically and in the greater New England area yearly, visiting locations from New York and Los Angeles to Hong Kong and Cairo, and recently founded a full-fledged Alumnae Board to help build the group’s legacy from beyond Yale’s campus. Post-commencement, the group traditionally takes a six-to-eight week World Tour, hitting nearly every continent. This year, Whim plans to tour Japan, South Africa, Australia, India, and more!
Prospective singers audition in the spring of their junior year to be tapped into Whim for their senior year the following fall. Whim represents nearly every underclassman singing group, a variety of residential colleges and academic majors, and hometowns ranging from coast to coast.
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