Capital Chordsmen to perform holiday concert

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The Capital Chordsmen return to bring their classic barbershop harmonies back to Apalachicola with a holiday concert at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5 p.m.

The performance is free to the public as their way of giving back to the community following the COVID restrictions.

The concert features a mix of classic Christmas carols and an eclectic mix of secular favorites. Songs are delivered in a mix of full chorus and quartets, a special appearance by “The Silent Monks,” and feature an audience sing-along.

The songs include ‘Lo How a Rose e’er Blooming,” “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” “Go Tell It On the Mountain,” “Mary Had a Baby,” “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Silent Night,” and many, many more.

The Chordsmen perform with their new director Norman Young and their assistant director Elizabeth Uchimura following a search during the pandemic restrictions. They lost some older members, have picked up new members, but retain all their bright barbershop harmonies.

The featured quartets are 4 Oysters in Search of a Pearl and Good Intentions. (You may recognize 4 Oysters from their appearances during Valentine Day serenade in the Apalachicola and surrounding areas.)

The Capital Chordsmen, a.k.a. Tallahassee Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, is a non-profit organization dedicated to singing and preserving the barbershop style of music. The organization consists of The Capital Chordsmen, currently singing as a mixed chorus. (The Barbershop Ladies of Tallahassee are currently in a re-organization hiatus.) The men and ladies sing as individual groups, as mixed groups, and as individual quartets. They continue to entertain, surprise, and delight audiences throughout the local seven county area and communities with their Gospel and Inspirational concerts, Valentine’s Serenades, Christmas concerts, and community service performances.

Interested in joining us, just show up at any rehearsal at the Tallahassee Senior Center, second floor auditorium at 6:30 p.m. any Thursday evening. For additional information, e-mail info@capitalchordsmen.org or phone: 850-570-3148.

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