THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY KROKS ARE COMING!
NOW IS THE TIME TO SING!
“The Harvard Krokodiloes
have the gift of warming one’s soul
and enriching one’s day.
I cannot praise too highly their musicality,
versatility, sense of style, and dedication to excellence.”
The Australian Club, in conjunction with the Harvard Club of Victoria, will host Harvard’s oldest a capella group, the Krokodiloes, as part of their Australian tour.
The Kroks are rooted in the Hasty Pudding Club, founded in 1770 and recognized as the oldest collegiate social organization in the United States. The club was built upon traditions of brotherhood, wine, and verse, a combination which led four of the more musically minded members, in 1946, to carry those traditions into the world of close harmony. Inspired by the stuffed crocodiles mounted upon the wall of the Pudding’s Upstairs Bar, these pioneering songsters appropriated the Greek word for crocodile, and the Krokodiloes were born.
Since then, this group of twelve undergraduate men has been bringing the popular music of the the Great American Songbook, as well as more traditional aires, to audiences across the country and around the globe. The Krokodiloes pride themselves on their musical excellence and professional approach to their performance. Their fine musicianship and youthful energy, combined with their unique blend of snappy choreography and witty humor, have made them instant crowd-pleasers wherever they roam.
Among the luminaries the Kroks have entertained are Ella Fitzgerald, Yo-Yo Ma, Princess Grace and Princess Caroline of Monaco, King Bhumibol of Thailand, Elizabeth Taylor, Julia Roberts, and Leonard Bernstein, ’39 (who composed music for the group). They have performed on National Public Radio, “Good Morning America,” “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” and on television internationally.
Their motto Nunc Est Cantandum (Now is the time to sing) will ensure this event is unforgettable!
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Venue: The Australian Club, 110 William St Melbourne
Time: 12.30 – 2.00pm
Price: $95 per person which includes a 2 course lunch with drinks