Announcements

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2022 Songwriter Showcase: Presenting Kemi Adegoroye

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Songwriter Showcase honoring D.C.’s thriving music scene by introducing exciting local artists to new audiences. This year’s powerful collaboration features dynamic singer-songwriter Kemi Adegoroye, at the newly revamped Penn Social Concert Hall on Saturday, August 13, at 7:30pm. Get a glimpse behind the a cappella curtain with back-to-back performances of an […]

April 2022 Auditions

The Capital Hearings are holding auditions for Altos, Baritones, and Basses! We’re looking for versatile singers ready to tackle a wide range of classical choral, vocal jazz, and contemporary a cappella repertoire. Email auditions@thecapitalhearings.com with your name, phone number, and preferred first round date: Wednesday April 27, 7:30-10:00 p.m. Saturday April 30, 2:00-5:00 p.m. See our Auditions page for more […]

2021 Young Composers Competition Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Nicholas Ryan Kelly, the winner of our 2021 Young Composers Competition! His new work “Infinite Horizon” sets John Gould Fletcher’s stirring poem “The Calm”. In Kelly’s words: “As North America slowly emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic, I related to…the restlessness that can accompany involuntary idleness, and the hope in an unseen, unknowable future, as well as the simple […]

New Music Video “And the Phoenix” Released!

“And The Phoenix” was collaboratively written and individually recorded by our members in their home studios over the course of the last year. We are so excited to share it with you! The song explores our collective experience of the pandemic, highlighting in particular how nature and music have brought us all comfort during these difficult times. Despite the circumstances, […]

Holidays with The Capital Hearings – Out Now!

We are proud to announce the release of our very first holiday album! Holidays with The Capital Hearings infuses beloved holiday favorites with the celebrated “Caps mix” of soaring chorales, smoldering jazz, dubstep beats, and more. We recorded this album over the past five years, completing tracking before the global pandemic hit. It’s both a trip through beloved Caps singers […]

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 […]