Virginia Gentlemen Fill in Final Continent on Their World Map

Icebergs floating in the ocean
February 17, 2016

On Jan. 19, the Virginia Gentlemen posted a series of photos on the a capella group’s Facebook page from what looked like a very chilly place. 

This is the message that accompanied the photos:

“We are excited to announce that in the 63 years of The Virginia Gentlemen, we have finally traveled to all 7 continents! It was absolutely surreal being surrounded by a landscape so foreign to our own, and surprisingly it was warmer than Charlottesville!”

The VGs, as they are known, had arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, just the week before, then embarked on a round-trip cruise that would take them down South America’s east coast to the port city of Ushuaia, the waters of Antarctica and the Falkland Islands.

The venerable group served as entertainment on the ship. Although its members did not disembark at Antarctica, due to a lack of visas or the expensive permits needed to go ashore, they said the trip was amazing and the scenery more beautiful than expected.

Since 2008, the group has performed in Italy, Greece, Turkey and northern Europe. They appeared in Australia in 2011 and Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong in 2013. In 2014, they visited Peru and made this video about their trip.

Peru from Micah Iverson on Vimeo.

UVA Today recently caught up with Micah Iverson, president of the Virginia Gentlemen, to talk about the voyage to Antarctica.

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