An otherwise dreary Vancouver Friday night was brightened by the sweet sounds of the renowned a cappella group, Take 6. The award winning sextet made their Vancouver debut at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre before a mostly full house. Presented by Chor Leoni as part of their VanMan Male Choral Summit the audience included a number of fellow singers who seemed right at home singing along with Take 6.
With their twelfth studio album, Iconic, coming out this spring, the vocalists call upon their 30+ years of making music to fill the theatre with only the sounds of their voices. Taking songs from all genres into their repertoire, the audience was treated to 90 minutes of gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and soul. Ben E. King’s Stand By Me, The Beatles’ Got To Get You Into My Life, Pharrel’s Happy to name just a few of the most familiar tunes.
Founding member Claude Mcknight – elder brother to the famed solo artist Brian Mcknight, along with fellow artists Alvin Chea, Khristian Dentley, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, David Thomas are the most award recognized a cappella group in history; multiple GRAMMY, DOVE and Soul Train Music awards, Top Ten lists aplenty and a 2014 induction into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame.
Their affable stage presence and camaraderie with each other and the audience made the show a more than enjoyable evening of music and interaction. If you have a chance to see Take 6 in person, I strongly recommend you take the opportunity.