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:
AUDITION FOR K16
The Krokodiloes invite any and all eligible singers to audition for the Kroks of 2016 this weekend! Any degree-seeking male freshman, sophomore, or junior at Harvard College may audition at Farkas Hall during the times below:
Sunday, April 19, 6:00-8:00 PM
Monday, April 20, 7:00 – 9:00 PM
New members of the Krokodiloes can look forward to over 100 domestic performances during the school year, in addition to the group’s annual January Tour, Spring Break Tour to Bermuda, and Summer World Tour to over a dozen countries around the globe.
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 Andrew Hausmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
K15 WORLD TOUR
The Harvard Krokodiloes are thrilled to announce the itinerary for our 33rd annual World Tour. The memberes of the Kroks of 2015 cannot wait to embark on this ten week tour which encompasses 4 continents and 20+ locations.
Our itinerary is as follows:
May 30-June 7: Taiwan
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:
K15 Winter Tour!
We are happy to announce (and have just begun!) our annual domestic winter tour. The tour will take us to the following locations, between the dates of Jan 5th and Jan 18th:
New York City, NY
Santa Barbara, California
During our travels, we will be doing public performances at the following locations and times, hope to see you there!
Bethlehem Presbyterian Church
1520 Rt. 94, New Windsor, NY
Tickets will be sold at the door for $15 ($10 for students), and the performance should be 45 minutes
Westwood Presbyterian Church
10822 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets will be sold at the door for $15, and the performance should be 45 minutes
Chapel of the Santa Barbara Presidio
123 East Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara, CA
Free admission, voluntary donations, and the performance should be 45 minutes
Moorpark Presbyterian Church
13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark, CA
Free admission, free will offering will be taken, and the performance should be 45 minutes
KROKS, WHIMS & WHIFFENPOOFS
If you’re going to be in the Boston/Cambridge area for the 131st annual Harvard-Yale football game, don’t miss out on this fantastic show! The Kroks will be performing alongside the Yale Whiffenpoofs and their sister group, Whim n’ Rhythym. The show takes place at 8pm on Saturday, November 22 at Memorial Church in Harvard Yard.
And for more information on the show, check out the Facebook event here.
Dins, Pitches, and THE HARVARD KROKODILOES in Concert
The Kroks will take the stage for our annual fall concert next Friday, November 7th at 8:00PM in Sanders Theater! Joining us will be the Din and Tonics, one of Harvard’s other premier all-male a cappella groups, and our sister group, the Radcliffe Pitches. Please join us for an evening of song entitled: “Three Strikes…You’re A Cappella! A Triple Jam.” Our set will feature old favorites along with never-before-heard arrangements by current Kroks Fraser Weist, Zachary Fletcher and Robert Kim along with a brand new arrangement by Krok alum Josh Bean ’14. You won’t want to miss this special evening!
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.