In the fall of 1981, a small group of Yale undergraduates found themselves torn between the call of sketch comedy and the allure of a cappella singing. Unable to decide between these two competing activities, they decided to form a new group that incorporated the best elements of both. A silver-plated fruit bowl served as a makeshift tap-cup (a necessity for any official group), and thus the original class of Mixed Company was born.
Since then, we have shifted our focus away from sketch comedy and devoted ourselves more seriously to singing, although we still allow our unique brand of humor to shine through during on-campus concerts. Now in its 28th year of existence, members of Mixed Company have sung for world leaders, produced twelve studio albums, and performed for audiences on five continents.
- Danny Boy
- Irish Folk Song
- Don't Let Your Heart
- The Mint Juleps
- Follow Through
- The Divinyls
- The Indigo Girls
- Todd Rundgren
- Honest Work
- Todd Rundgren
- How the Scenery Changes
- Original Composition by Kim '04+1
- If I Were A Boy
- Leavin's Not the Only Way to Go
- from the musical Big River
- Let it Be
- The Beatles
- Mandolin Moon
- Sister Hazel
- McDonald's Girl
- The Barenaked Ladies
- Mona Lisa
- Once I Had a Sweetheart
- Traditional Appalachian folksong
- One Fine Day
- The Chiffons
- Original Composition by Hyun '12
- Ready for Love
- Rickie Lee Jones
- Seasons of Love
- from the musical Rent
- from the musical The Lion King
- Someone Like You
- Someone to Fall Back On
- Jason Robert Brown
- Stars and the Moon
- from the musical Songs for a New World
- Teenage Dream
- Katy Perry
- Yale's Alma Mater "Bright College Years," Yale Fight Songs, and other classic Yale Songs
- Two Points for Honesty
- Walking in Memphis
- Marc Cohn
- You're All I Need (to Get By)
- Aretha Franklin
- Zombie Jamboree
If you're an alumnus of Mixed Company who's not yet on the mailing list, or if you'd like to get in touch with your fellow Gumpsters, please contact our alumni coordinator, David Blumenthal.
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"Zombie Jamboree: music that you'll treasure all your lives and will most certainly become one of your most precious possessions."
— note on our first arrangement of Zombie Jamboree
Gump alum James-Allen Ford ('93)'s a cappella musical, In Transit, won the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance, and was nominated for 4 more! In Transit will be re-opening Off-Broadway this Fall.
Congratulations to Felicia Ricci ('08), who recently performed as Elphaba in the San Francisco production of Wicked! Felicia is currently the understudy for Eden Espinosa.
Congratulations to Mixed Company's own Aaron Lambert ('06) for recently performing as the understudy for "Eddie" in the West End production of Sister Act! Aaron will soon be joined on stage in London by Whoopi Goldberg. Also check out Aaron in a recent commercial for Stride Mega Mystery gum.
Congratulations to Amy Justman ('00) and her successful run in the Broadway production of Company and to Ben Eakeley ('00) and his role as Beadle in the national tour of Sweeney Todd!
Congratulations to Kate Mulvihill ('01) on her new place in the Tiffany Consort, a Grammy Award-winning chamber choral ensemble. Additional congratulations to her vocal trio, Trio Eos, on making it to the finals of Early Music America's Medieval and Renaissance Competition for Emerging Artists.
Go to www.myspace.com/sivanoir to listen to Siva Noir, Lexi Newman's ('07) awesome alternative rock band. Go to iTunes to order their new album.
Check out the website of the up-and-coming Indie rock sensation, Whitney Grolig ('05), at www.whitneynichole.com.
And for the music of Josh Dodes ('95) and company, visit the homepage of the Josh Dodes Band, as seen on VH1: Bands on the Run, at www.jdband.com! The band has, at various times, included Gumpsters Adam Blau ('97), Rena Desai ('97), Maiya Sykes ('00) and Krupa Desai ('01).