Celebrating the Sounds of the 25th Annual Encore Gala

By 
Bryan Parys
October 18, 2019

Chaka Khan, Grandmaster Flash, Livingston Taylor, and more will provide the soundtrack to this year's gala festivities.

Chaka Khan '04H is the headlining artist at this year's Encore Gala.
Image by Allen Cooley

Now in its 25th year, the Encore Gala will celebrate in style with dinner, a charity auction to benefit Berklee City Music, and over 150 musical guests to heat up the dance floor.

This year's special guest artists showcase a wide variety of pioneers from within our own community as well as in the popular music world at large. Chaka Khan, who was given an honorary doctorate in 2004, will close out the evening, with other keynote performances including hip-hop living legend Grandmaster Flash, the Voice Department's own Livingston Taylor, and alumni string band Twisted Pine. There will also be scores of performances by City Music students and alumni, Berklee ensembles, and faculty and alumni artists throughout the evening, offering a style for every music fan, from EDM to Indian music, classic rock to Latin jazz. Get hyped for the event by listening to some of the featured artists in this week's playlist.

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