| a little bit about us...
The Gentlemen of the College were founded in the spring of 1990 by several students who held a common passion for barbershop music. While the original group only focused on barbershop quartet singing and choral hymns, its current repertoire includes modern pop, rock, and indie music with vocal percussion. Despite these changes, the Gentlemen maintain tight vocal harmonies and blending in the tradition of older glee club groupds. As the oldest all-male group at the College, the Gentlemen sing a wide variety of music with an emphasis on a complete show including humor and a dynamic stage presence. The group is known for wearing brown khakis, blue blazers, and crazy ties for performances.
Through the last two decades the Gentlemen have performed at a number of venues, including the White House, the United States Capitol, the National Constitution Center, and the Greenbrier Hotel. The group has also entertained Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and appeared on television shows like "The Price is Right" and ABC News "Good Morning Charleston".
During the school year, the Gentlemen sing for a variety of philanthropic causes and celebrations. They also perform in various locations in the South Atlantic and Mid-Atlantic regions. In addition to their concerts and similar gigs, the Gentlemen also take annual tours in the Spring. Tours have taken the group to the Bahamas, California, Canada, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, the Midwest, New England, South Carolina, Washington D.C. and soon Costa Rica.
Members typically join the student-run group during their freshman or sophomore years, although some exceptional singers are taken as juniors and seniors. Today's ensemble includes between ten to fifteen underclassmen.