Friday, November 30, 2007

Holiday Harmonies at Harvard – Din & Tonics at Sanders Theater, Friday, December 7 at 8:00

Harvard University’s renowned a cappella group, Din & Tonics, will be performing next Friday, December 7 at 8:00 at Sanders Theater, and I plan to be there. I first became familiar with “The Dins” when I heard them sing the National Anthem at a Red Sox game this past baseball season. I am not easily impressed by vocal groups, having pretty high standards. In fact, it is fair to say that I am bit of a musical snob. These guys got my attention, and hit a “homerun” when they stood at home plate at Fenway Park and captivated the pre-game crowd. Ever since that night in Kenmore Square, I have been waiting for an opportunity to go across the river to Harvard Square to hear them perform a full concert program.

Here is how they describe themselves and their style:

“The Harvard Din & Tonics are one of the world's most beloved collegiate a cappella groups. With a repertoire centered on the American jazz standards of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, these 12 Harvard gentlemen - who perform in white tie, tails, and lime green socks - have an enviable reputation for their impeccable musicality, snappy choreography, and hilarious antics. Their music is, unquestionably, a cappella 'with a twist.'

If you are going to be in the Boston/Cambridge area next Friday, I encourage you to join me in drinking in the intoxicating and sensational sounds of the Din & Tonics. For a small taste of their mixings, click on the link below and play their version of “Misty” (or any of the other sample tunes available on their Website).

I look forward to seeing you next Friday. Let me know if you plan to attend so I can look for you.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi there! If you enjoyed their fall show, the Dins are having their annual Spring Concert on February 29th, at 8pm in the same location (Harvard's historic Sanders Theatre). It's a concert not to be missed!

If you'd like tickets reserved for you at the door, you can email I think.