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Yale Alley Cats: Ghost of a Chance

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It was during a fall night in 1943 that four Yale undergraduates climbed to the top of Saybrook Tower and began to sing Henry Carey's 18th-century ballad "Sally in Our Alley." Their rendition awoke the College Master, who ran to the base of the tower and commanded them to descend and go back to bed. The young men relented, but not before laying the foundation of a group that would continue to this day. The Yale Alley Cats, an a capella choir of 14 members, is made up of Yale freshman, sophomores and juniors. The group's stylish renditions of a wide range of popular classics in 'close-harmony' style is an absolute delight to hear.

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Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton: How High the Moon (arr. Jeffrey Klitz)
Henry Carey, Edward "Kid" Ory & Ray Gilbert: Sally in Our Alley/The Muskrat Ramble (arr. Alex Tang)
Kenny Rankin: Haven't We Met (arr. Joshua Kosman & Jeffrey Klitz)
Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II: All the Things You Are (arr. David Tang)
John Lennon and Paul McCartney: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) (arr. Lex Paulson)
Leon Russell: This Masquerade (arr. Robert Opatrny)
Smokey Robinson and Ronald White: My Girl (arr. Stephen Mulligan)
Paul Simon: The Only Living Boy in New York (arr. Stephen Mulligan)
Antonio Carlos Jobim: Meditation (arr. Rex Isenberg)
Frank Loesser: On a Slow Boat to China (arr. Jeffrey Klitz)
J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie: You Go to My Head (arr. Fitz Brown, Mid Walsh)
Walter Gross and Jack Lawrence: Tenderly (arr. Jeffrey Klitz)
Cole Porter: I Get a Kick Out of You (arr. Rex Isenberg)
Traditional: Kaval Sviri: (arr. Manoel Felciano), Early One Morning (arr. Brian Neff)
Harry Nilsson: Coconut (arr. Mid Walsh)

Performed by the Yale Alley Cats
Musical Direction by Joseph Alessi, Jr.