A Capella at Pera:
“Barbershop Istanbul”


16 February 2019 / 17.00 - 18.00 Past Activity

Pera Museum starts presents a new series of concerts from January to May 2019. The first performance of A Capella at Pera, featuring Turkish State Polyphonic Choir’s principal conductor Burak Onur Erdem as the art director, will be “Barbershop Istanbul” on 16th of February Saturday at 17.00 hrs.

Join the “Conversation Session” before the concert to discuss the production of a capella music, seize a chance to talk with musicians and exchange insights. The event will focus on the “Barbershop” style of a capella rooted in the USA, detailing its background, its harmony structure, various modes of execution and how it differs from classical a capella music. Participants will also talk about their impressions and experiences in the Harmony University in Nashville, USA.

Barbershop Istanbul was founded in 2013 to practice classical and modern barbershop a capella music, becoming the first vocal quartet in barbershop style in Turkey. The quartet went onto become Turkey’s first member of Barbershop Harmony Society, the biggest international community of the style which emerged in the USA. The band performed in BKM Mutfak and Summart. In 2017, they were invited to Harmony University - Quartet College in Nashville, USA and became the first participants in the annual barbershop camp from Turkey. Barbershop Istanbul’s members are Onur Zorluuysal, Erdinç Hasılcıoğulları, Kaan Bayır and Enis Turhan.

16.00 - 17.00   Conversation Session
17.00 - 18.00   Concert 


Conversation Session

Barbershop İstanbul
Tenor               Onur Zorluuysal
Lead                Erdinç Hasılcıoğulları
Baritone           Kaan Bayır
Bass                 Enis Turhan



Take me home, country roads

  Bill Danoff, Taffy Nivert, John Denver

Grow old with you

Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy


Charlie Chaplin

Go the distance

Alan Menken

What a wonderful world

Bob Theile, George David Weiss


Leonard Cohen

I will go sailing no more

Randy Newman

That lucky old sun

Beasley Smith


Van Morrison

Come fly with me

James Van Heusen

When I see an elephant fly

Oliver Wallace

I wish you love

Charles Trenet

Yes indeed

Sy Oliver

Your first day in heaven

Stuart Hamblen

Swing down chariot


Admission 20 TL. Tickets can be purchased on Biletix. Sales at the Museum will begin on the day of the concert. Friends of Pera Museum can buy tickets from the museum with a 50% discount. Places are limited. 

“Conversation Session + Concert” admissions 25 TL. Places for “Conversation Session” are limited to 10 people. Tickets can be purchased on Biletix.