When The Night Is New

$15.00

Released in September 2017, The Capital Hearings’ award-winning second album, When The Night Is New, continues to raise the a cappella recording bar for both quality and breadth, embracing a variety of musical styles, but always leading with the group’s clear, incisive, and passionate sound.

Only the physical CD includes our 20-page liner notes booklet including song descriptions and complete lyrics! You can buy the CD as a package with our first album to save money!

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The Capital Hearings’ award-winning second album, When The Night Is New, continues to raise the a cappella recording bar for both quality and breadth, embracing a variety of musical styles, but always leading with the group’s clear, incisive, and passionate sound. It features our distinctive mix of pop a cappella, vocal jazz, and classical choral music: from rock legends U2 to Great American Songbook master Sammy Fain to the dissonances of Francis Poulenc, each track will expose listeners to something familiar and something new.

The album showcases the first two winners of our Young Composers competitions and several modern choral masterworks, as well as new arrangements reimagining the work of The Decemberists, Indigo Girls, and Pete Seeger, among others.

2018 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards
Winner, Best Classical / Traditional Song, Io Son La Primavera
Winner, Best Contemporary A Cappella League Song, Galileo
Runner-up, Best Contemporary A Cappella League Album

2018 “sing” Compilation (sing 14: Continuum)
Selected for Galileo

Digital download information

Liner notes not included. Digital downloads are DRM-free but may only be used for personal purposes and may not be distributed to others.

MP3: 81MB, 220-260kbps variable.
FLAC: 279MB, 16-bit lossless.

Track List

  1. It Might As Well Be Spring (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
    Fiona Vella, Lyndsey Gore, Dileep Srihari, and Mike Rowan, soloists
    Kyle Whitaker, bass
    Mike Rowan, percussion
  2. Io Son La Primavera (William Hawley)
    Winner, Best Classical / Traditional Song, 2018 CARAs
  3. Sunday Bloody Sunday (U2)
    Luke Capizzo, soloist
    Lyndsey Gore and Jaime Alvis, countersolos
    Arranged by Matthew Cook and Mike Rowan for The Capital Hearings
  4. There Will Come Soft Rains (Connor J. Koppin)
    Winner of the The Capital Hearings 2014 Young Composers Competition
  5. Hey Brother (Avicii)
    Mike Rowan and Mark Lee, soloists
    Mike Rowan, percussion
    Arranged by Rachel Rood and Mike Rowan for The Capital Hearings
  6. Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Pete Seeger)
    Heather MacDonald, soloist
    Jaime Alvis, countersolo
    John Hazangeles and Justin Quam, harmonies
    Arranged by Emma Rackstraw and Mike Rowan for The Capital Hearings
  7. The Astronomer (William Yanesh)
    Winner of The Capital Hearings 2015 Young Composers Competition
    Fiona Vella, soloist
  8. Galileo (Indigo Girls)
    Winner, Best Contemporary A Cappella League Song, 2018 CARAs
    Selected for sing 14: Continuum
    Jaime Alvis, soloist
    Matthew Cook, intonation
    Mike Rowan, percussion
    Arranged by Tom Anderson for The Capital Hearings
  9. O Magnum Mysterium (Francis Poulenc)
  10. The Tyger (Andrew Miller)
  11. Don’t Carry It All (The Decemberists)
    Mike Rowan, soloist
    Lyndsey Gore and Luke Capizzo, harmonies
    Jaime Alvis and Allison Echard, “Hard Times” duet
    Mike Rowan, percussion
    Arranged by Mike Rowan for The Capital Hearings
  12. I’ll Be Seeing You (Sammy Fain & Irving Kahal)

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Reviews

“Excited anticipation doesn’t begin to describe how I felt when opening up When The Night Is New for a listen. *** Well, there’s good news for fans of Opening Statement: When The Night Is New retains that sensibility and superb musicianship…

“I’m beyond thrilled that The Capital Hearings have both founded a Young Composers Competition and have included some of the winners on this album. *** Regardless of definition, this group continues to make boundary-pushing choices that delight.”

– Sara E. Yood, Recorded A Cappella Review Board (read review)

When The Night Is New conjures up feeling for me that I’ve only ever felt by listening to The Swingle Singers… the group’s latest release is a polished blend of classical and modern influences that are warm, rich, and exceptionally satisfying. *** The Capital Hearings infuse undeniable conviction into each track.

– Brian Alexander, Recorded A Cappella Review Board (read review)

“The Capital Hearings are at their very best on When The Night Is New. They breathe fresh life into works ranging from 16th century poems to mid-century swing classics, Poulenc to the Indigo Girls. From choralizing to crooning, bel canto to belt, you won’t find a more varied, single artist release in a cappella this year, that’s a certainty.

“The Capital Hearings are an elegant ensemble above all else. *** They phrase and float, they attack and fade, and they find beauty throughout their chosen works. *** The new works are not only uplifting, but also a perfect match for the ensemble’s proven strengths. *** Great efforts have been made to research and present the hidden and thought-provoking connections between composers and poets…”

– Jonathan Minkoff, Recorded A Cappella Review Board (read review)