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Carolling in Van Ness

We provided some holiday cheer for shoppers in Connecticuit Avenue on December 9, 2018.  While it wasn't a white Christmas, the weather sure felt right for some snow!.  

As described in the Washington Post, there’s something about the Christmas season that makes us want to sing together.


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Singing at Nationals Park

We had the privledge once again to sing the National Anthem at a Washington Nationals game in Nationals Park, on September 4, 2018. This year our performance was enhanced by the largest Singing Capital Chorus contingent ever: 63 robust, enthusiastic and hearty singers.  



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John David Maybury appointed as the new director of the Singing Capital Chorus.

John David brings a wealth of talent and experience to the chapter, and begins directing on 1/8/18. He received his BA in K-12 Music Education from Salisbury University and an MA in Music Technology from the University of Limerick. He is a music educator, chorus director, producer, songwriter, vocalist and much more.  To see more of John’s professional achievements go to his website

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Bill Colosimo retires!

Our 2017 holiday party was bittersweet as we commemorated Bill Colosimo’s retirement after 25 years as the director of the Singing Capital Chorus.  The evening was filled with singing and warm remembrances, and included many friends and family members of the chorus.  Sheryl Berlin also announced that she would be stepping down from her Assistant Director role to allow her to spend more time sharing her love of barbershop with young people. 

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Harvest of Harmony

We presented “A Cappella Magic”, our 71st Harvest of Harmony on Nov. 4th to an enthusiastic audience at the Greenberg Auditorium.  The show included chapter quartets Foggy Bottom Four and Legacy (featuring Fred Peters, celebrating his 100th birthday!), guest quartet Capital City Close Harmony Club, and our featured guest quartets Da Capo and Knock Out