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2020 Young Composers Competition Opens

The Capital Hearings’ seventh annual Young Composers Competition invites submissions on this year’s theme. The winning submission will be premiered by the ensemble. Submissions should be thematically related to the occasion of The Capital Hearings’ 10th anniversary in 2020. This may include themes regarding anniversaries and celebrations, but could also involve more metaphorical interpretations regarding milestones, the passage of time, traditions, […]

Winter 2020 Auditions

The Capital Hearings are holding auditions for Sopranos and Tenors! We are looking for versatile and enthusiastic singers who are ready to tackle a wide range of classical choral, vocal jazz, and contemporary a cappella repertoire. Email auditions@thecapitalhearings.com to schedule an audition at one of the following times: Wednesday, January 15th 7:00-10:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 21st 7:00-10:00 p.m. Sunday, January […]

POWER PLAY Event Details

POWER PLAY: The Capital Hearings in Concert

The search for power is a timeless one; from the dawn of civilization to #MeToo, everyone in history has been shaped by their own power–or lack thereof. History is littered with the forgotten stories of the underprivileged and the censored tales of those who lost their battles. How humanity measures power on the large scale has shifted with the times: […]

Echoes: The Capital Hearings present Kellyn Marie Goler

Each year, the Capital Hearings’ Songwriter Showcase celebrates D.C.’s thriving music scene by introducing local artists to new audiences. This year’s powerful collaboration, with District-based singer-songwriter Kellyn Marie Goler, will utilize the uniquely immersive, resonant acoustics of Dupont Underground to their fullest. DUPONT UNDERGOUND (Dupont Circle) Saturday, July 13, 7:30pm Get a glimpse behind the a cappella curtain with back-to-back […]

REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS: POWER PLAYS – how does power shape your world?

When you’re at the bottom of the ladder, the top seems unreachable.  As soon as you feel empowered, though, it’s as if you’re unstoppable.  How has our society’s expression of power most affected you? The Capital Hearings are proud to announce our 6th Annual Young Composers Competition!  This year, we’re requesting submissions focused on the subject of “Power Plays” – […]

Young Composers Competition: Southard’s “In this short Life” Takes Top Prize

The Capital Hearings announced Keane Southard (keanesouthard.instantencore.com) as the winner of its 2018 Young Composers Competition. The group will premiere his piece, “In this short Life,” at its eighth annual fall concert, Worlds of Our Creation, on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Live at 10th and G. Southard’s lush work combines two short Emily Dickinson poems to create a meditation on […]

Fall Concert 2018: Worlds of Our Creation

Hello! You see the world like no one else. This year’s fall concert explores music that speaks to the realities and illusions of perspective: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’s “Pure Imagination,” the magnetic funk of Stevie Wonder, the seductive optimism of Duke Ellington, the incisive commentary of Ted Hearne, and the melodic nostalgia of Sara Bareilles. In The Capital […]

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 […]