Take 6

With a fan base boasting the likes of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson and the late Whitney Houston, a cappella torchbearers Take 6 will undoubtedly bring Guests to their feet on The Gospel Music Cruise 2016. Since securing two Grammy® Awards and Top 10 spots on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz and Contemporary Christian charts with their self-titled debut CD in 1988, the group’s spent nearly three decades wowing audiences with impressive renditions of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop songs. Their innovative arrangements include crystal clear harmonies, syncopated rhythms and funky grooves that have set the standard for a cappella performance and earned them more awards than any other vocal group in music history – 10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards and a Soul Train Award among them. Originated in 1980 among classmates at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama, Take 6 consists of Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley.