The New Blue of Yale
The New Blue was founded in 1969, the same year that Yale University first admitted undergraduate women, making it not only Yale’s oldest female a cappella group, but its oldest women’s organization of any kind. At the group’s founding, its members dubbed themselves “The New Blue,” representing a new face of Yale and reforming the mold of Yale’s “Old Blue,” as the universityhad traditionally been called. The group’s first album was entitled Since You Asked, a response to the omnipresent quip, “The new who?” which always seemed to be directed their way. Despite those initial questions, The New Blue quickly managed to fund its first tours to Cornell University, Chicago, and Florida, and it continues to delight audiences both here and abroad. In recent years, the group has performed in venues from Florida to Texas and Hong Kong to Greece. Audience members have included former presidents George Bush and Barack Obama. We are delighted to welcome the women of The New Blue to Essex Meadows.
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