Four members of Capital Chorus have landed a role in a quirky and irreverent new show about the twists and turns of the General Election Campaign. The chorus was contacted by the BBC and asked if we could provide a quartet to sing a series of songs and "jingles" for the programme. The call was answered by - from right to left - Khuz (baritone), Paul (bass), Greg (lead) and John (tenor), who are pictured in the studio with producer Leala Padmanabhan, who wrote new words for the occasion to the tune "Mr Sandman".
Pippa Goodall, a music graduate and experienced conductor, is to be the new musical director of Capital Chorus, the West London men’s barbershop harmony club based in Ealing. She’ll join the chorus in mid-February, as preparations start in earnest for the annual British barbershop convention and national chorus competition in May.
Apocappella surprised the daytime TV legend Philip Schofield while he was taking part in his live televised 24-hour charity marathon, which raised money for ITV’s Text Santa Appeal. They appeared out of the men's toilet cubicles and sang a rendition of "Good old a cappella" while Philip brushed his teeth.
On November 16th the chorus teamed up with local members of Rock Choir to give an exciting performance before an audience of 200 at St Barnabas Church in Ealing. This also featured the debut of a new ukulele group pictured. Read the article here.
Capital Chorus raising the volume
During 2014, Capital Chorus celebrated 30 successful years of award-winning barbershop entertainment in West London. In July, around 90 chorus members, family and friends held a party on a Thames river cruiser. See the article here,