Music in the Stacks: The New Blue


Sunday, December 8, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Community Room

In the fall of 1969, a group of new Yalies set out to revolutionize a cappella music. They brought a new and powerful tool to the table: the female voice. These eleven pioneering women founded The New Blue, Yale’s first women’s a cappella group and oldest women’s organization of any kind.

Today, The New Blue is still defined by its strong sisterhood and innovative musical spirit, with a dynamic repertoire including everything from current pop and classic rock to folk and jazz standards. A deep alto bassline, soaring soprano descants, intricate harmonies, and an entirely self-arranged rep make New Blue’s sound especially distinctive. The group regularly embarks on both domestic and international tours (this year they’ve already visited Atlanta and Puerto Rico, and are headed to Pittsburgh and Cleveland in the Spring!) and records a new album every other year (check out our most recent album, Exit Four, on Spotify and Apple Music).

Whether they’re belting Adele, beat-boxing to Andra Day, or dancing to Taylor Swift for elementary school students or President Barack Obama, the women of The New Blue consistently captivate audiences with their music, grace, and inspiring presence.

Listen to The New Blue's music online. Refreshments will be served.

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