110th Reunion Schedule

Thursday Afternoon, October 10

3 PM to 6 PM Registration at 110th Reunions HQ – for can’t-wait, eager-beaver, early arrivers. HQ location: Jonathan Edwards  (JE) Junior Common Room.

4 PM to 6 PM Groups and Quartets Rehearsals. Preliminary tuning up on chosen songs. Location information will be available at 110th Reunion HQ. Check in there first.

6 PM to Whenever Dinner. Informal, on your own, at location of your choice. Possibly at Mory’s, if you wish. (Please reserve on your own in advance.) Also, note the 110th Reunion team will offer a Friday evening mini-blast at Mory’s and, as well, a festive lunch there on Saturday. When you register, you’ll get to pick which of these two optional events you’ll attend.

Friday Morning & Afternoon, October 11

9 AM to 6 PM Registration continues at 110th Reunion HQ.

9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Individual group rehearsals. Location information available at 110th Reunion HQ. Check in there first.

11:30 AM to 1 PM Lunch on your own. With alums and friends. Choice of local venues – see list provided at Registration.

1:15 PM to 3:30 PM Inter-generational Singing Session #1. At Battell Chapel. Prepare for The Perfect Concert on Friday evening.

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM Silver Dollar Quartet (SDQ) Contest, Round 1. All groups that have signed up sing the Compulsory Song. Rules for the Contest and Guidelines for Signing Up to be announced mid-August.

Friday Evening, October 11

5 to 7:30 PM Beverages & Dinner. At Mory’s (for those registered for this event). Others? Choice of local venues – see list provided at Registration. Please Note: Dinner at Mory’s will be buffet style and seating will be by Whiff Era. Mory’s will not be able to reserve tables for specific groups at the Friday Dinner. Alums not registered/joining for dinner at Mory’s are welcome attend and enjoy the cash bar.

8 PM to 10 PM The Perfect Concert. At Battell Chapel. The Main Event! Landmark opportunity for YWA, Whiffs, & Whim to entertain all who attend, and strengthen bonds with each other, Yale, and the Yale Community. Featuring the 2020 Whiffenpoofs, 2020 Whim, and — yes — Y*O*U, dear vintage alumni. Will New Haven ever again be the same?

10 PM to Whenever Afterglow. Impromptu gatherings of Whiff alumni and guests at locations of your choosing (Mory’s Temple Bar is open ’til midnight), to revel in the success of The Perfect Concert, enjoy each other’s company—and continue to sing your hearts out.

Saturday Morning & Afternoon, October 12

9 AM to 6 PM Registration continues at 110th Reunion HQ.

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM SDQ Contest, Round 2. Location to be announced. All competitors sing their Elective Song. Esteemed judges of the SDQ Competition narrow the field to the three groups who’ll perform in the Saturday Evening grand finale.

9:30 AM to 11 AM The Morning After. More group and inter-generational rehearsing for the survivors. Location to be announced.

10 AM to 11:15 AM Is There Life After Yale? Panel Discussion on Career Aspirations and Opportunities for Whiffs and Whim. Alumni Whiff / Whim panelists from Finance, Law, Medicine and Entertainment fields discuss how best to network with alumni for entering / furthering career paths, and dealing with the challenge of finding the perfect fit for the perfect concertizer. Location to be announced.

11:30 AM to 12:15 PM Remembrance Service. Christ Church at Broadway & Elm St.

12:30 PM to 2 PM Luncheon. At Mory’s (for those registered for this event). Others? Choice of local venues – see list provided at Registration.  Please Note: Luncheon at Mory’s will be buffet style and seating will be by Whiff Era. Mory’s will not be able to reserve tables for specific groups at the Saturday Luncheon.

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM Alumni Jamboree at Battell Chapel. Whiff Year groups, multi-year Whiff pickups, Whiff / Whim combos, other assortments get to strut their stuff and demonstrate their blend and dynamics before a discerning and appreciative audience of their peers.

4:30 PM to 4:45 PM YWA Annual Meeting. Mercifully short obligatory requirement per YWA bylaws to annually convene YWA members. Announcement of Trustee Election results, reports from YWA officers. Location: Battell Chapel (immediately following Alumni Jamboree).

4:45 PM to 6 PM Open time. Relax, refresh yourself, change clothes if you choose.

Saturday Evening, October 12

6 PM to 7 PM Reception at “Yale on York” (150 York Street). Whiff alums, their guests, and other special guests of YWA. A video tribute to and update of the Whiffenpoofs Memorabilia Display from the 2009 Centennial will provide fodder for reminiscing during beverages, munchies, a few Mory’s Cups, and convivial chatter, plenty of smiles and enjoyment before the call to dinner.

7:00 PM to 10:15 PM Festive Banquet at Yale on York. Celebrating the 110th Whiffenpoof Reunion. A sumptuous buffet spread prepared by Yale’s premiere staff of culinary Chefs. Periodic interjection of singing by all (and selected groups, including our guests, Whim ’n Rhythm of 2020) to keep the merriment going.

8:45 PM to 9:30 PM Quartet Championship Round. Three finalists perform. Acclaim by all. Audience votes on each. SDQ Winner declared. Winning group is presented with SDQ Cup, which will be inscribed and retained on display at Mory’s until the 115th Reunion.

9:30 PM to 10:15 PM Finale. A couple of closing songs from the 2020 Whiffs and their induction into the “full rights and privileges” of the Whiffenpoofs, including a shared toast from the Founders’ Stein and the Distribution of Whiff Ties and Certificates. Thanks and acknowledgments to volunteers and friends. YWA President John Burke leads all alumni, guests and friends in a stirring rendition of The Whiffenpoof Song. Banquet ends.

Sunday Morning, October 13

8 AM to 11 AM Continental Breakfast for all available and able to attend. Location: Rossi Glee Club Room, 201 Hendrie Hall, Adams Center. A final chance to exchange farewells and good wishes with long-time and newly-made friends, to reminisce, and to renew commitments for moving onward to the 115th Reunion in 2024!