The Virginia Gentlemen
Founded in 1953 as an octet of the University’s Glee Club, the Virginia Gentlemen are the oldest a cappella vocal ensemble at the University of Virginia.
Since declaring independence and becoming our own student-run entity in 1987, the Virginia Gentlemen have served as the premier musical ambassadors of the University and have performed at distinguished venues and events around the United States and abroad on our annual international tour.
Recently, we’ve been fortunate enough to perform at the White House for both the Bush (43) and Obama administrations, as well as having performed across the globe at places such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Sydney Opera House, and the Forbidden City in Beijing.
Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.