Bobby McFerrin at the Chan Centre: Win Tickets to This Sold Out Show

Comments 47 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia presents the inimitable, genre-defiant music of Bobby McFerrin on February 17th in the Chan Shun Concert Hall

Bobby McFerrin photo by Carol Friedman
Bobby McFerrin photo by Carol Friedman

Bobby McFerrin at the Chan Centre

  • When: Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 7:00pm
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (UBC, 6265 Crescent Rd)
  • Tickets: SOLD OUT!

The concert will feature Gimme5 — McFerrin’s newest band comprised of veterans from his a cappella Voicestra group Joey BlakeDave WormRhiannon, and Judi Vinar — and local choral ensemble musica intima. The program will be based on Circlesinging, a musical practice and philosophy that McFerrin has been honing since he began as a solo a cappella performer, assigning vocal parts to his onstage collaborators and audience members — transforming sold-out houses into glorious impromptu choirs.

Bobby McFerrin’s latest Circlesongs tour with the vocalists of Gimme5 has centred on an improvised concert format based on McFerrin’s sweeping, soulful vocal language — a wide-open space that welcomes elements from all genres including jazz, pop, R&B, classical, and world music. The style requires an innate sensitivity to surrounding participants and results in a unique and spontaneous sound that is created in the moment. Joined by the Vancouver-based eight-member choral group musica intima, McFerrin and Gimme5 will present an evening of sound that draws in the audience as co-performers.

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Don’t worry, be happy! This show is sold out but you can win tickets from Miss604.

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UPDATE: The winner is Leah!

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47 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. GregoryThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 10:52am PST

    I would love to see this!

  2. Christina KosiancicThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 12:28pm PST

    SOOO LOVE to go to this amazing concert! Happy New Year!

  3. RachelThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 12:36pm PST

    I love Bobby McFerrin!! Would love to go to this concert!

  4. MaryseThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 1:02pm PST

    How exciting. I saw McFerrin demonstrate the universality of certain kinds of sounds with an audience in New York. It’s been about 10 years since I’ve seen the video but it still stands out.

  5. Adrian OnThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 1:13pm PST

    I would love to see Bobby live!

  6. MeganThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 2:01pm PST

    This would be an awesome concert to see live!

  7. Bonnie KThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 2:10pm PST

    This would make a wonderful late Valentine’s Day date night!

  8. lorThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 4:44pm PST

    wow – he’s so talented!

  9. MeredithThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 6:57pm PST

    This would be such a fun concert!!

  10. DavidThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 6:58pm PST

    Great date night concert!

  11. Vikki StevensonThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 7:17pm PST

    I was sorry that he had to cancel his appearance last year. Glad to see him coming back and crossing my fingers!

  12. Jason BamfordThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 8:45pm PST

    Don’t worry be happy

  13. AnitaThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 9:31pm PST

    I’d love to see him

  14. Becky KThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 9:42pm PST

    Would be amazing

  15. behzadThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 9:44pm PST

    would love to go

  16. LeahThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 10:06pm PST

    I was just showing my 12 year old a clip of a Bobby McFerrin concert the other day. It would blow her mind to be able to sing along at his concert IRL!

  17. Renate BThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 10:11pm PST

    So cool!

  18. AmandaThursday, January 17th, 2019 — 11:04pm PST

    I would love to take my husband to see this concert!

  19. Shelley ButcherFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 12:41am PST

    Bobby Mcferrin would be amazing to see in concert! 😊

  20. bonnie lamFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 3:16am PST

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  21. StotesFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 5:16am PST

    This will be a great show!

  22. JJFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 7:01am PST

    Da beat is in da feet! Gracious!

  23. janeFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 7:46am PST

    Love to win to see this awesome performance by Bobby McFerrin.

  24. StevenFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 11:18am PST

    Bobby McFerrin’s voice has to be heard to be believed. Would love to see him

  25. MarkFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 12:33pm PST

    Thanks in advance. 😉

  26. ValerieFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 1:38pm PST

    I have a stressed-out friend who just went on administrative leave and she could really use some uplifting!

  27. EileenFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 2:35pm PST

    I’d love to see him!

  28. daneFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 3:20pm PST

    yes, please!

  29. KellyFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 3:52pm PST

    I would love to go to this

  30. LorenaFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 5:29pm PST

    Bobby McFerrin is an absolutley amazing performer. He makes his music in the most creative ways! Love to be at this sold out performance.

  31. Karen MillerFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 5:40pm PST

    He’s great. Love to attend this concert!

  32. Paul FraserFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 8:16pm PST

    Looks like an amazing evening for my wife and I :).

  33. JazzyFriday, January 18th, 2019 — 10:26pm PST

    Sounds great!

  34. Sunshine HSaturday, January 19th, 2019 — 9:32pm PST

    This sounds like such an interesting one of a kind evening! Thank you for the chance, I would love to take my daughter to this.

  35. wenSunday, January 20th, 2019 — 6:55am PST

    This will be great to attend! tnx

  36. WinnieSunday, January 20th, 2019 — 8:32am PST

    Would love to go!

  37. Red HeartbreakerMonday, January 21st, 2019 — 12:56am PST

    I would be so grateful to win tickets to see this amazing person. I’ve admired his passion, education, and brilliance for a long time. Fingers crossed!

  38. bonnie lamMonday, January 21st, 2019 — 4:59am PST

    Sweet. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  39. CheukMonday, January 21st, 2019 — 1:05pm PST

    thank yo for another lovely prize

  40. sara kesslerMonday, January 21st, 2019 — 11:06pm PST

    I would love to see this.

  41. TonyWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 12:31am PST

    Would love to see the show

  42. EdWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 3:47pm PST

    pick meeeeeee

  43. JeanneWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 6:22pm PST

    Love to see Bobby McFerrin

  44. Stella PanagiotidisWednesday, January 23rd, 2019 — 6:56pm PST

    One of my favorite artists! Pick me! ❤❤❤

  45. RachelFriday, January 25th, 2019 — 2:33pm PST

    Love this artist.

  46. Chloe DerksenWednesday, January 30th, 2019 — 1:42pm PST

    This would be amazing. My sister loves him, I would love to take her!!

  47. LiseWednesday, January 30th, 2019 — 4:48pm PST

    I would love to see that!

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