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May 2, 2017 - 8:57pm

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...

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April 9, 2017 - 2:56pm

Rarely have we appeared on such an unusual bill. The scene, the stairs of the reading room at the Wellcome Collection beside the busy Euston Road:  The decor, medical models, skeletons, extensive tall bookshelves and a prototype x-ray machine. The...

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March 14, 2017 - 5:02pm

Capital Chorus has just returned, tired but enthused from a weekend of intensive coaching at a hotel in deepest Buckinghamshire. It was part of our preparation for the annual British Association of Barbershop Singers convention in May. The weekend was...

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December 3, 2016 - 10:57am

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...

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October 17, 2016 - 7:39am

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...

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September 19, 2016 - 4:10pm

You may not have realised, but every year September 19th marks International Talk Like A Pirate Day. To barbershop landlubbers like us this is too good an opportunity to miss, so to mark this special day we've recorded a very jolly pirate tag...

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July 12, 2016 - 8:34am

 

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)

 

Exciting.  Dazzling.  Powerful. ...

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July 4, 2016 - 3:07pm

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...

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May 31, 2016 - 8:18pm

Capital Chorus is delighted to have achieved its highest ever score in the annual competition for UK choruses held by the British Association of Barbershop Singers.  Our two contest numbers Jeepers...

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May 18, 2016 - 5:11pm

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...

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May 8, 2016 - 8:34pm

Sunday April 24th was a long and exciting day for Capital Chorus. We'd been invited by the organisers of the Virgin Money London Marathon to provide songs to spur on the thousands of runners who, each year, rise to the herculean...

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April 11, 2016 - 12:52pm

Spring is the busiest time in the Capital Chorus year. The annual Convention of the British Association of Barbershop Singers takes place at the end of May, and the highlight of the weekend is a singing competition featuring up to 40 choruses from all over Britain...

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