Best known for their professional performances in the signature “bow-tie-and-blazer” attire, The Virginia Gentlemen is the oldest a cappella group on Grounds. They were founded in 1953 as part of the Glee Club, but in 1987 broke off to become an entirely student run organization.
Every year, they perform both locally and internationally. This year they will be flying to Puerto Rico and Spain, but in the past, have journeyed to Argentina, Uruguay, Antarctica, U.K., Ireland, and the Falkland Islands. In the U.S., they have performed for audiences including PBS, the White House under Obama and Bush administrations, U.S. Embassy in London, National’s Stadium, Crystal and Viking Cruises, and U.Va.’s recent Bicentennial Celebration.
When they aren’t on stage, they pride themselves on helping out in their community, often performing benefit concerts for philanthropic organizations, such as Relay for Life, Pancakes for Parkinson’s, and Madison House.
The Virginia Gentlemen is a unique brotherhood, deeply rooted in tradition and a love for the University of Virginia. Learn more by clicking the links below!
The Virginia Gentleman in Antarctica.