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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Holiday-Themed 2017 Young Composers Competition Accepting Entries

For 2017, the fourth annual Capital Hearings Young Composers Competition invites submissions on the theme of non-traditional holiday music. A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the winner, and the selection will be premiered as a centerpiece of the group’s holiday program this December. We encourage submissions that reach beyond of the realm of the traditional holiday piece, […]

Spring 2017 Auditions: April 8, 11 & 12

Seeking low bass, mezzo (soprano 2/alto 1), and high soprano singers The Capital Hearings are holding auditions for talented singers! If you or someone you know would enjoy becoming a part of D.C.’s leading cross-genre vocal ensemble, please sign up today. First round auditions: Saturday, April 8: 1:00-5:00 p.m. (Woodley Park) Tuesday, April 11: 7:00-10:00 p.m. (Cleveland Park) Wednesday, April […]

Review: DC Metro Theater Arts

Our performance at AMP by Strathmore got a great review in DC Metro Theater Arts! “As Baritone Matthew Cooke [sic] and narrator for the evening explained to a packed house, ‘We make music to move people.’ And we (those gathered here tonight) were indeed moved. *** “Of course there were a few singalong opportunities to join in on “Deck the […]

2016 YCC Top Prize Goes to Perryman’s “Demagogue”

The Capital Hearings’ 3rd annual Young Composers Competition names winner, sets world premiere for 9/24/16 The Capital Hearings, a D.C.-based 14-member a cappella ensemble, announced 32-year old composer Charles Perryman (CWPerryman.com) as the winner of its 2016 Young Composers Competition. The Capital Hearings will premiere the piece at its sixth annual fall concert, Revolutions & Revelations: The Music of Political […]

To the Revolution! The Capital Hearings Announce Fall Concert for 9/24

A cappella performance explores political change in “Revolutions & Revelations” The Capital Hearings, a D.C.-based 14-member a cappella ensemble, announced its 6th annual fall concert event at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, “Revolutions & Revelations: The music of political change.” The concert at First Congregational UCC will bring together a diverse repertoire of classical, jazz, musical theater and pop a […]