Two of the nation’s leading a cappella groups will sing together for the first time at Edmond Town Hall Theater on Dec 6 at 7 pm. The Whiffenpoofs, established at Yale University in 1909, and the all-female Whim ‘n Rhythm will sing many favorites, including some holiday songs, both together and separately that Thursday evening. There will be a 35 minute set beginning at 7 pm, then a 20 minute intermission, and a final 35 minute set. A wine and beer bar and concession will be available before the show and during intermission.
The Whiffenpoofs are a legendary and acclaimed group that travels nationally and internationally. Cole Porter was once a member. Whim ‘n Rhythm was established in the early eighties, and is made up of Yale’s premier female vocalists. They also perform extensively throughout the world.
Edmond Town Hall Theatre is located at 45 Main Street in Newtown. Known for its $3 movies, the theater is looking to offer more live performances, as support for movies has lessened in recent years. Tickets for reserved seats are $30 and are available online at www.edmondtownhall.org, on their Facebook page, or by calling (203) 270-4285.
Edmond Town Hall, completed in 1931 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a gift from Newtown benefactor Mary Elizabeth Hawley. It has served as the heart and center of the community since its inception by providing generations of residents and neighbors with governmental services space; affordable family entertainment through its theater; sports opportunities in its gymnasium; and, elegant space for gatherings, fundraisers, civic events or to celebrate life milestones.
The Board of Managers is a group of six electors charged with oversight of the building and its staff. Revenue from movies, as well as tenant, event and day rentals and a modest trust disbursement provide most but not all of the necessary revenue to operate the building. Events such as this concert help generate the revenue necessary to continue to operate the iconic building.