The Summit

Manhattan Transfer meets Take 6

Ten voices strong and with 20 Grammy Awards between them, the combined forces of iconic vocal group The Manhattan Transfer and beloved male gospel ensemble Take 6 deliver an unforgettable evening of pristine voices raised in song. The unprecedented first meeting of this supergroup was the subject of a PBS special called The Summit, and now this vocal extravaganza comes to Berkeley with a rousing program of crystalline harmonies, stirring gospel rhythms, and soaring melodies.

The two groups sing separately and together—both a cappella and backed by a slick live band—and then join forces for a friendly “battle of the bands.” Expect hits like “Operator,” “Birdland,” “Boy From New York City,” and “Route 66,” plus music by Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, favorites from the Great American Songbook, and new arrangements prepared specially for this tour.