Chan Centre Presents: Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs

Chan Centre Presents

Bobby McFerrin: Circlesongs

Chan Shun Concert Hall

The Chan Centre Presents series features internationally renowned musicians from the jazz, folk, roots, and world music genres.

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Bobby McFerrin is a virtuoso of the human voice. Amongst soaring melodies and rich harmonies, he uses percussive vocal effects, invented language, prayer, wacky noises, and more—all delivered with poise, flair, and most of all, joy. In this exhilarating musical escapade, the singer takes the stage with members of his group Voicestra to lead Circlesongs, a series of choral pieces based on grooves that are freshly composed each night. For this Chan Centre performance McFerrin will also be enlisting the vocal talents of Vancouver-based ensemble musica intima—and of course, the whole crowd. “I want to bring audiences into the incredible feeling of freedom I get when I sing,” says McFerrin. “I want everyone to leave the theatre and sing in their own kitchens the next morning.”

A cappella singers, beatboxers, and vocalists of all genres have cited Bobby McFerrin as an inspiration. A winner of 10 Grammy Awards, he is celebrated in jazz and classical circles for his innovations and spectacular technique. His solo performances are legendary—as are his collaborations with artists like Yo-Yo Ma and Herbie Hancock. In this rare visit to Vancouver, he offers audiences an invitation to join the circle and sing along.



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