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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 […]

Winter 2016 Auditions

We have just launched our next round of auditions! We’re looking for tenors and alto 1s. Low mezzos or S2s interested in regularly singing alto are welcome to audition for the A1 slot. If you’re interested, be sure to check out our Auditions page for more info about the process and what we’re looking for. First-rounds will start in late […]

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, […]