Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A cappella sensation Take 6 are a perfect representation of what Duke Ellington called "beyond category." Take 6 has earned the distinct honor of "the most Grammynominated vocal group in history" and is truly unique in its sound: six angelic and refined voices united in crystalclear harmony, against a rip tide of syncopated rhythms, ornate arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop flavor.

The Take 6 story began in 1980 at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, when Claude McKnight formed a quartet known as the Gentleman's Estate Club. When tenor Mark Kibble heard the group rehearsing in the campus bathroom, he joined in the harmonies and performed on stage with the group that same night. Mervyn Warren joined shortly after, and the group briefly took the name of Alliance, performing locally for several years, as older members graduated and new voices arrived on campus. In 1987, the group signed with Warner Bros. and changed its name to Take 6. Its selftitled debut album, released the following year, scored two Grammy Awards and landed in the top 10 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian charts. Take 6 has garnered 10 Grammys, 10 Doves, a Soul Train Award, and two NAACP Image Award nominations.

Artplay's Take 6 Community Sing at 3pm.

Performances

  • Sunday, December 15, 2013 · 7 PM
    A: $54.50 · B: $45.50 · C: $35.50

Venue

  • Jemison Concert Hall

SPECIAL OFFER

Give the gift of holiday cheer to those in need by donating a few small items to the ASC and you can purchase a ticket to see Take 6 live at the ASC on December 15 at 7 pm for only $15! Learn More

 

Continue The Experience

  • Season Subscriptions Available Monday, June 24
    Single Tickets On Sale Monday, July 8

Sponsors

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