Yale a cappella group sings at Wilton High School scholarship concert

The award-winning undergraduate a cappella group, Yale Out of the Blue, will visit Wilton Friday, March 28, for its first-ever scholarship concert at the Wilton High School Little Theater. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and the group will perform covers of several artists including Avicii, Katy Perry, Delta Rae, Emeli Sande, Bastille, and David Guetta.

The net proceeds will be given out as a scholarship to a graduating Wilton High School music student.

The concert is being coordinated by Tom Dec, a graduate of Wilton High and Yale, with the goal of giving back to the community and supporting students who plan to continue singing after high school. He has been working closely with Betsey de Groff, WHS choir director, and Yale Out of the Blue, since late January to organize the event.

Tickets are available online at YaleOOTB.com and at the door. The cost is $10/student and $15/adult.

Program book ads are also available at a rate of $100/half page and $150/full page. Organizations interested in purchasing an ad may call or email Mr. Dec for more information at 203-858-5430 or thomasdec@gmail.com.

Yale Out of the Blue, founded in 1986, is a co-ed undergraduate a cappella group at Yale College that primarily performs contemporary music. The 15-member student organization produces a full-length album every two years and tours nationally and internationally throughout the year. Recent tours have taken the group to England, Brazil and Singapore. The group plans to travel to Montreal, Canada, and Hong Kong, China in the coming months.

The group also competes in competitions throughout the year and was a finalist in the 2012 International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA), where it was recognized as one of the top undergraduate groups in the country.