Yale-Based A Cappella Group to Perform in Palisades

By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief

The Yale Spizzwinks(?)—touted as the world’s oldest underclassman a cappella group—will perform in Pacific Palisades at Kehillat Israel on Sunday, January 5, at 4 p.m.

The show will feature Yale junior and Marquez Knolls native Brendan Rose, Harvard-Westlake Class of 2017 and Yale Class of 2021, who is majoring in biochemistry.

“To each member of the Spizzwinks(?), there is a promise given that he will visit all six inhabited continents and his hometown with the group,” Rose shared ahead of the performance. “This winter break, it is my turn to take the group to my hometown, and I could not be more excited.”

The Spizzwinks(?), an all-male group of undergraduates, was founded in 1914. The group’s repertoire has grown over the years to include a range of songs, including everything from Sinatra to Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars to The Beatles.

Performances also include Yale classics, as well as “a touch of tongue-in-cheek humor.”

“This winning brand of collegiate a cappella has moved audiences around the world to tears and laughter, with a fan club including Lady Gaga, Joe Biden and the vice premier of China,” according to the group’s website.

The Spizzwinks(?) is a nonprofit organization, comprised of fully enrolled students, with a goal of spreading music education and performance, both around the world and at home. Some of the group’s performances are completely free, and they offer masterclasses to communities around the world, including Morocco and Myanmar.

KI is located at 16019 Sunset Blvd. Tickets start at $10 and go up to $25 for priority seating.

For tickets or more information, visit spizzwinks.ticketbud.com.

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