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Princeton University Tigertones


Saturday, November 2, 2013


Friends of Music at Nativity present a Concert with the Princeton University Tigertones. The Church of the Nativity, 208 Eustis Avenue, Huntsville. The concert's open to the public. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3ONLv6CERw The Princeton Tigertones are an internationally known all-male collegiate a cappella singing group from Princeton University. The group was founded in 1946 (legend has it, under a table in the "tap room" of Princeton, New Jersey's Nassau Inn), and since then has produced thirty-two albums. The Tigertones, known informally as "The Tones", draw from a repertoire of nearly a hundred songs that have been arranged almost exclusively by members of the group, and which range in genre from traditional choral arrangements through barbershop quartet standards, modern jazz, the "American songbook", and contemporary pop culture hits. In addition to extensive performing on Princeton's campus, the group frequently tours the United States and the world, and has traveled across the United States, Europe, and Asia to perform in such storied venues as New York City's Carnegie Hall, London's Barbican Centre, and aboard Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth 2. The Tigertones have performed before heads of state including President Bill Clinton and the late Yitzhak Rabin, and, in 2010, performed three times at the White House for an audience including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. The Tigertones have been profiled in dozens of publications, including a 1995 article in Rolling Stone and Life magazine. They are historically notable for being the first collegiate a cappella group to release an album in compact disc format (1989's "Ba Da Ya Ba Da.") and the first collegiate a cappella group to have a page on the World Wide Web, dating from March 1994. The group's history and list of accomplishments may be viewed at www.tigertones.com.

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