In The Media

The Capital Hearings® have been featured or appeared in major media outlets including The Washington Post, NBC4 Washington, WAMU 88.5 FM, Roll Call, and Washingtonian Magazine. For media inquiries or further information, please contact our Communications Director, Luke Capizzo, at (202)-630-6067 or

Featured Stories

“Once again, The Capital Hearings had stolen the show.” – Roll Call

“…they burst into song – yes, even the guy polishing a bannister with Windex!” – NBC4 Washington

“…musical magic…” – K Street Magazine

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 Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Silent Night,” for those inclined. *** Allison Echard, Lyndsey Gore and Jamie Alvis treated us to a World Premiere Performance of an original Mike Rowan creation “Next Christmas” which sounded like a warm and hearty bowl of soup after a holiday spent ice skating with a loved one. Pure goose bumps!

“The evening ended with me thinking, “More, please!”

Full review is available here.

WAMU 88.5 – Art Beat

Check out our mention on WAMU’s Art Beat With Lauren Landau!

“A local ensemble is putting the spotlight on an instrument much older than the violin: the human voice. D.C. a cappella group The Capital Hearings will perform this Saturday night at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. The ensemble will use songs by Lady Gaga, the Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and others to explore the ways technology impacts our lives. The 8 p.m. concert will also feature songwriter, vocalist and live looper Margot MacDonald.”

The Gazette – Caps Connect with Blackrock Show

A great feature story about us in the Montgomery County Gazette!

“‘It’s not just about the performance, it’s about the connections,’ said singer John Hazangeles. ‘We’re all about making connections. … When you say a cappella, it can mean 10 different things to 10 different people.’

“All Capital Hearings members are trained vocalists and many come by way of some of the area’s most renowned choral groups, including The 18th Street Singers, Choral Arts, and Cantate Chamber Singers. The group rehearses once every other week and more often during the holiday season.

“According to Hazangeles, the Caps’ repertoire includes ‘music of the Renaissance to Katy Perry.’ The set list for Sunday’s concert at BlackRock is just as diverse, featuring everything from carols to classics like ‘Frosty the Snowman’ and ‘Rudolph,’ to contemporary favorites such as Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is You.’”

Story available online here and print edition here.