The kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich had a mid-week treat that warmed up the game room. The Yale women’s a cappella group “Something Extra,” gave a surprise performance to a couple hundred club kids in Greenwich, after having made an appearance on Fox 5’s Good Morning New York program earlier in the day.
Something Extra sang for the children for about 30 minutes and even taught the kids a to sing in verses as a group.
This is Something Extra’s first time performing at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich. They chose the Club to visit because of its reputation to provide a world-class experience for its members.
The Boys & Girls Club kids were impressed with the a cappella group. One young boy could be overheard to telling his friend, “It’s fake. There’s a machine. They’re not really singing.”
At Yale University, Something Extra came to be back in 1977, when undergraduate Lori-Ann Wynter marched a group of tuxedo-clad young women on stage at a Dwight Hall jamboree.
The emcee, taken aback, improvised, “And to conclude the night, here’s a little… something extra!” The rest is history
Something Extra has earned a reputation as Yale’s finest all-female a cappella ensemble, touring throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, performing at venues from the White House and U.S. embassies to the set of “Jeopardy!”
The group performs a dynamic repertoire of pop, jazz, indie rock, folk, and spirituals, which are almost exclusively self-arranged.
The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich is located at 4 Horseneck Lane in Greenwich.