It was more than just monkey-business. Incorporating ape-like sounds and gestures into a barbershop contest song was a real departure for the chorus, but we were determind to do it convincingly and sing the song well. After all, this was our biggest event of the year, the annual contest...more
One of the highlights of the Capital Chorus year involves being invited to sing for runners and spectators at the London Marathon. It's happened for the past three years and whatever the weather it's always a day of excitement and surprises. Our preparations always begin with an early roadside...more
We love this comedy song, originally sung by the a cappella group Straight No Chaser, so as it's already December the whole chorus gatecrashed Santa's workshop and got busy. Under the direction of our chief elves Pippa (musical mayhem) and Greg (camera craft and technical wizardry) we recorded a...more
Calling London’s secret singers. You know who you are – you love to sing in the shower. In the car you can’t help but join in with your favourite songs on the radio. Maybe you once enjoyed singing in a choir but then life got in the way. If this sounds like you then why not take your gift for...more
Nazir Khan discovered Capital Chorus last September. Here he writes about his first few months singing Barbershop. (Naz is pictured centre with MD Pippa and fellow baritones Khus, Tim and Rory)
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You see it every day on the news - uncertain future, political turmoil, and the members of Capital Chorus are feeling it as much as everyone else. Like most groups of friends we had some lively discussions during the EU referendum, but we're fortunate to share a love of music and harmony, and it...more
It's a busy time for the chorus at the moment - among our most recent performances was one for listeners to BBC Radio London 94.9. These days the average radio studio is far too small to accommodate the entire chorus, but our quartet "Slipstream" were able to squeeze in beside Saturday breakfast...more