Path to Here: The Capital Hearings Announce Sept. 30 Concert, Album Release

Musical pilgrimages and D.C. songwriters anchor The Capital Hearings’ fall concert

The Capital Hearings, a D.C.-based 14-member a cappella ensemble, announced its seventh annual fall concert event at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, “Path to Here: An Album Release Concert.” The performance at First Congregational UCC will feature a diverse repertoire of classical, jazz and pop a cappella music. Several selections from their new album (pre-order available) will anchor the concert.

The concert includes works by artists from down the street, across the country and around the world. It will feature the music of up-and-coming American composers such as Connor J. Koppin, jazz legends like Hoagy Carmichael, pop and folk stars from the Indigo Girls to Ed Sheeran, and choral masterworks old (Palestrina) and new (Betinis, Ešenvalds). The concert will also showcase two songs written earlier this year for The Capital Hearings by local folk duo The Sweater Set.

Tickets are available for purchase online at First Congregational United Church of Christ is located at 945 G St, NW in Washington, D.C.

July 16: The Capital Hearings & The Sweater Set Join Forces for D.C. Songwriter Showcase

In a free performance, The Capital Hearings and D.C. folk duo The Sweater Set will co-premiere original music in a unique collaboration. The project, supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, will bring new songs to new audiences and showcase the incredible musical talent of local artists.

The concert will take place at at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 at All Souls Episcopal Church in Woodley Park, Washington, D.C.

The event will showcase the co-premieres of two original songs commissioned by The Capital Hearings from The Sweater Set’s Sara Curtin and Maureen Andary, along with versions penned by leading contemporary a cappella arranger Tom Anderson. Performing each song in acoustic and a cappella styles allows listeners to experience the transformation from original composition to a cappella arrangement. The program will also feature a wide variety of folk, jazz, classical, and pop music from both groups. The performance will be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception.

Free tickets can be reserved through Eventbrite. The performance is part of the 2017 All Souls Festival of Music.

RSVP to the Facebook event and read the full press release for more information.