Songwriter Showcase 2018: Con Voz

Join The Capital Hearings on Sunday, June 3rd for their second annual Songwriter Showcase: Con Voz! The Capital Hearings are partnering with 2016 Strathmore Artist-in-Residence Chris Urquiaga to bring you a high-energy, multilingual presentation of original music. The program will feature a mix of pop, jazz, and classical styles, including music written by Chris, other D.C. artists, and members of the Capital Hearings. A song written for the performance will be co-premiered by Chris in its original form and the ensemble in a new a cappella arrangement. The performance will be held at 5:00 p.m. at All Souls Episcopal Church ...
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The Capital Hearings Win CARA Awards for Classical & Pop Tracks

Two songs from The Capital Hearings' album, When the Night is New, have won Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs) for 2018:
  • Best Contemporary A Cappella League (CAL) Song: "Galileo" (solo: Jaime Alvis)
  • Best Classical/Traditional Song: "Io Son La Primavera"
The album itself was also the runner up in the Best CAL Album category. Congratulations to all of the exceptional winners and nominees! ...
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Fogarty Wins 2017 YCC Prize With “It sifts from Leaden Sieves”

Top Selection from The Capital Hearings’ 4th annual Young Composers Competition will premiere Dec. 10

The Capital Hearings, a D.C.-based 13-member vocal ensemble, announced composer Rachel DeVore Fogarty (racheldevorefogarty.com) as the winner of its 2017 Young Composers Competition. The Capital Hearings will premiere the piece, “It sifts from Leaden Sieves,” at its holiday concert, An A Cappella Holiday with the Capital Hearings, on Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia.

For the first time since its inception in 2014, this year’s competition solicited compositions with a holiday theme. Fogarty’s delicately layered work sets ...
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