KROKS AT CARNEGIE
The Harvard Krokodiloes have appeared four times at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
LEONARD BERNSTEIN WRITES FOR THE KROKS
The Kroks had a long and rewarding relationship with the late Maestro Leonard Bernstein ’39, who composed original music for the group and wrote the following: “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.” An honorary Krok, Bernstein penned the original song “Screwed on Wrong” for the group in 1981.
OVER THE YEARS
The beloved Krok-in-the-pot logo was originally inspired by an image, drawn by none other than Fred Gwynne ’51, which graced the cover of the first Krok album:
The image was simplified by Arthur Nichols ’48 into a logo that the Kroks used for nearly 30 years:
It was the artistic inspiration of Alan Wachman ’80 to give the Krok some added presence and whimsy (not to mention a hefty stein of brew), yielding the familiar symbol we know and love today:
K16 WORLD TOUR
The Kroks of 2016 are absolutely thrilled to announce our World Tour itinerary! We can’t wait to see old friends, make new ones, and explore the world together.
May 28-June 5 Taiwan
June 5-8 Beijing, China
June 8-9 Baoding, China
June 9-10 Dalian, China
June 10-13 Shanghai, China
June 13-17 Seoul, South Korea
June 17-24 Tokyo, Japan
June 24-26 Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
June 27-30 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
June 30-July 3 Bangkok, Thailand
July 3-6 Hong Kong
July 7-9 Macau
July 10-15 Sydney, Australia
July 15-18 Melbourne, Australia
July 19-22 Basel, Switzerland
July 22-25 Sayn, Germany
July 26-28 Prague, Czech Republic
July 29-August 2 Bolgheri, Italy
August 2-5 Paris, France
August 5-8 Lot-et-Garonne, France
August 8-10 London, England
August 10-12 Loch Lomond, Scotland
OUR NEWEST MEMBER
The Harvard Krokodiloes are excited to welcome our newest member to the Krok family:
George Baxter, ’17
SPRING AUDITIONS FOR THE KROKODILOES OF 2017
Preliminary Auditions for the Krokodiloes of 2017 will be held at the below times in Farkas Hall (12 Holyoke St.):
Saturday, April 2, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Sunday, April 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Krokodiloes are the only group at Harvard offering a world tour every summer, and there might be a spot for you! New Kroks can look forward to over a hundred performances throughout the year, an electrifying trip to Bermuda over Spring Break and our 35th annual all expense-paid summer World Tour in 2017, spanning five continents!
Auditionees should prepare a short solo (1-2 min) without any accompaniment. There will be brief range-testing and pitch-matching exercises, as well as an optional sight-reading exercise. Callbacks will take place later in the week. If you have any questions about the Kroks or the auditions process, please contact General Manager Peter Wu at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krokodiloes 70th Anniversary Concert
The Krokodiloes of 2016 celebrate 70 years of music and brotherhood with alumni, honorary Kroks, and friends from around the world. Please join us on Friday, March 4th at 7:30pm in Sanders Theatre for a night of song and tradition.
Tickets are $10 with a Harvard University ID and $25 for General Admission. Purchase tickets at the door or reserve ahead through the Harvard Box Office.
Public Concert in Detroit
The Krokodiloes are excited to announce that we now have a public concert in the Detroit area in addition to the ones in San Francisco and New Orleans. Be sure to catch us at Northbrook Church in Beverley Hills, MI on January 16th at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved online below or at the door. Please pay with cash or check. Hope to see you there!
Online reservation link: Click here to reserve
K16 WINTER TOUR
The Krokodiloes are excited to announce our annual domestic winter tour for this upcoming January! The tour will bring the Kroks to the following locations:
January 02-05 New York City, NY
January 06-10 San Francisco, CA
January 11-13 New Orleans, LA
January 14-17 Detroit, MI
During our travels, we will have public performances at the following locations and times. Hope to see you there!
Friday, 1/8 at 8PM
University Club, 800 Powell St.
Tickets available online at https://kroks.ticketbud.com/the-harvard-krokodiloes-in-san-francisco
Tickets will not be available at the door.
Tuesday, 1/12 at 7PM
Louise S. McGehee School, 2343 Prytania St.
Tickets available online at https://kroks.ticketbud.com/the-harvard-krokodiloes-in-new-orleans or at the door.
THE KROKS, DINS AND PITCHES IN CONCERT!!!
The Kroks will take the stage for our annual fall concert on Friday, October 30th at 7:00PM in Sanders Theater! We will be joined by the Din and Tonics and our sister group, the Radcliffe Pitches. Please join us for an evening of song entitled: “Triple Treat: A Halloween Jam.” We will be performing some old favorites along with never-before-heard arrangements by music director, Fraser Weist, and Peter Mansfield ’76. You won’t want to miss this special evening!
The Harvard Krokodiloes are incredibly excited to welcome our newest members:
Nik Boström, ’19
Jake Corvino, ’19
Channy Hong, ’19
Tom Keefe, ’16
Max Levenson, ’18
Austin Weber, ’19
FALL AUDITIONS FOR K16
PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN FARKAS HALL:
Saturday, September 5th from 12PM-3PM
Sunday, September 6th from 12PM-3PM
Monday, September 7th from 6PM-9PM
Auditionees should prepare a short solo (1-2 minutes) without accompaniment. Auditionees will also be asked to perform brief range-testing and pitch-matching exercises, as well as an optional sight-reading exercise. If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact General Manager Peter Wu at email@example.com.
Come hear the Krokodiloes at the Freshman A Cappella Showcase Jam in Sanders Theater on Saturday, September 5th at 8pm!
Check out our table at the Activities Fair in the Radcliffe Quad on Friday, September 4th from 4PM-7PM. Hope to see you there!
K15 WORLD TOUR
The Harvard Krokodiloes are thrilled to announce the itinerary for our 33rd annual World Tour. The members of the Kroks of 2015 cannot wait to embark on this eleven week tour, which encompasses 4 continents and 20+ locations.
Our itinerary is as follows:
May 30-June 7: Taiwan
June 7-11: Shanghai
June 11-17: Northern China
June 17-22: Seoul, Korea
June 22-24: Tokyo, Japan
June 25-26: Macau
June 27-July 2: Hong Kong
July 2-5: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
July 5-8: Bangkok, Thailand
July 9-12: Sydney, Australia
July 12-15: Melbourne, Australia
July 16-21: Western Kenya
July 21-24: Istanbul, Turkey
July 24-27: Sayn, Germany
July 27-29: Brussels, Belgium
July 30-August 3: Bolgheri, Italy
August 4-5: Paris, France
August 6-9: England
August 10-14: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
KROKS ON SNAPCHAT
The Kroks are now on Snapchat! Follow our stories at username “krokodiloes”.
Here’s a short snap of us from today, promoting the 40th anniversary concert of our lovely sister group, the Radcliffe Pitches. This concert will be held Saturday 28 March at 8pm in Sanders Theatre!
PITCHES 40th ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
On March 28, the Kroks will help celebrate 40 years of companionship with our dearest of friends, the Radcliffe Pitches. Whether you were there back in 1975, at our Spring Jam in 1989, for which this poster was for, or you’re only just hearing about the Pitches and want to know what they’re all about, you won’t want to miss this special evening! Sign up for the Facebook event here.
KROKS IN BERMUDA
The Harvard Krokodiloes are currently in BERMUDA! If you’re in the area come to one of our multiple performances listed below. We hope to see you there!
- Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, Paget, Sun 15 March, 11:45am
- Beau Rivage, Paget, Sun 15 March, 6:00pm
- The Sherri Simmons Show on Magic 102.7 FM, Mon 16 March, 11:30am
- Reefs Resort, Southampton, Mon 16 March, 6:00pm
- Free charity benefit concert at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Hamilton, with the Radcliffe Pitches, Tue 17 March, 12:15pm. All are welcome!
- Pompano Beach Club, Southampton, Wed 18 March, 6:15pm
- Riddell’s Bay Golf and Country Club, Warwick, Fri 20 March, 6:45pm
The Lowkeys and THE HARVARD KROKODILOES in Concert
The Kroks will take the stage for our annual spring concert next Friday, February 20th at 8:00PM in Sanders Theater! Joining us will be the Harvard Lowkeys. Please join us for an evening of song entitled: “Under Krok and Key!” Our set will feature old favorites along with never-before-heard arrangements by current Kroks Fraser Weist and Robert Kim along with a brand new arrangement by Krok alum Josh Bean ’14. You won’t want to miss this special evening!
And for more information on the show, check out our Facebook event here.
KROKS' FALL JAM VIDEOS
The Kroks are proud to announce that four of our Fall Jam videos have been uploaded to the Kroks’ Youtube Channel. Here is K’15 singing “Unchained Melody,” featuring Michael Wingate ’18:
FOLLOW THE KROKS
Keeping up with the Kroks can be tricky — they tend to move around a lot. Fortunately, the Kroks have a few convenient ways for you to follow them on their globetrotting tours and local appearances. Just hunt them down on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
KROKS AT FENWAY
On April 23rd, 2014, the Kroks had the pleasure of singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park, opening for a 5-1 victory over the New York Yankees!
KROKS AT THE BRIDGE SOUND & STAGE
Over the past two months, the Kroks have spent countless hours at The Bridge Sound & Stage in Cambridge, MA, laying down a number of new tracks for their upcoming summer album. The Kroks would like to thank Alex Allinson and all of the fantastic folks over at The Bridge for their expertise and support in making this album come to life!
KROKS OF '82 WITH BERNSTEIN
George Overholser ’82, Frank Chaiken ’83, and Gordon Bloom ’82 discuss the finer points of “Doot’n Dooba” with Maestro Leonard Bernstein.