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Beyond Words: Special Worship Event with David Worm and Friends this Sunday

Sun., May 15, 2022, 10 am

Oakland native David Worm, who will be our guest “preacher” this Sunday (see more detail in Molly’s message), began his singing career in 1985 with the Bay Area groups Jazz Mouth and Vocal Front. In 1989 he became a founding member of Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra ensemble and has remained a regular performer with McFerrin, being featured on recordings, including Medicine Music and Vocabularies, and touring with McFerrin’s Hard Choral and improvisational group Gimme5.

David is also one of the original founding members of the a cappella group SoVoSo, an internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble that has released six albums and tours worldwide. Currently other performing projects include touring, and teaching in the innovative, improvisational trio, WeBe 3, performing and recording with the acclaimed acoustic duo Glass House, and collaborating with spoken word artist PC Munoz and his band Left Hook.

David has worked extensively with the Bay Area Dance community, having scored or co-
written numerous original full-length works. David’s music has also been used in scoring the film documentaries “StepUp” for Canadian Director Tamas Wormser, and “Love Francesca” for Producer Julie LaSalle.

David has over 80 record credits as a session singer, vocal percussionist, and writer and
his original music has been recorded by groups both nationally and internationally. He is the artistic director for Sing for Your Life! Annual 12 Hour CircleSinging Celebration, and is the inspiration behind the 3rd Wednesday Community CircleSing events newly co-sponsored by First Church Berkeley UCC. David has built a legendary singing community supported by volunteers and community voices, sustained since 2002.

He regularly teaches Circle Singing Facilitation, Vocal Improvisation, and Vocal Percussion in schools and other places of learning throughout the US and Europe, expressing his passion and commitment to use his evocative voice and this Art to foster generosity of spirit and to empower each singer’s heart to be expressed through their music.