Capital City Chorus is Indianapolis‘ premiere female show choir, committed to spreading the barbershop style of music and dance across the world. They are members of the Sweet Adelines International (SAI) a world-wide organization of female singers committed to spreading awareness about the barbershop style of music and entertainment through education and performance. The Capital City Chorus chapter, which was founded in 1956, has been entertaining the Midwest with the crooning of sweet voices in four part harmonies.
The women in Capital City Chorus experiment with a large variety of music. Among their favorite music pieces are old standards, Broadway show stoppers, gospel music, patriotic songs, contemporary popular music, and jazz. These ladies add dance to their songs for an unstoppable combination. And they were indeed unstoppable at this years regional chorus competition, winning top honors and qualifying to go on to compete at the Adeline International Competition being held in Seattle, Washington this October. Capital City Chorus surely will make not only Indy but also the Hoosier state proud as they represent the Middle West this year with booming yet gentle voices.
The group strives to be a fabulous performance choir. They are constantly improving themselves through private voice lessons, group practice, dance classes, public performance and competitions. They receive funding from the Indiana Arts Commission and were voted one of the top 25 arts organizations by Indianapolis Business Journal. In addition the group is a point of pride for Indianapolis performing arts and Indianapolis music.
Though the group meets, practices and performs mostly within the limits of the Circle City, many are from outside of Indianapolis. They connect much of Central Indiana together as they hail from Bloomington, Muncie, New Castle, Lafayette, Fort Wayne, and other cities in Indiana. Capital City Chorus has more that eighty members, who all work beautifully together in vocal practice and when learning new choreography. This dancing beauties will sweep anyone off their feet with their slick moves and mockingbird voices.
The women of Capital City Chorus have been invited to perform at such Indianapolis events as the Indianapolis 500 festival, the Scottish Rite Cathedral Concert Series, and the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center. The women also give back to the Indianapolis education scene through two programs: Young Women in Harmony and Interchangeable Parts. Both of these are music education programs designed for use in Indianapolis schools from elementary level to high school.
Capital City Chorus also produce the annual A Capella Festival for school students, a full day of interactive activities related to music education. Indianapolis kids are lucky to have such wonderful programs offered to them by this melodic Indianapolis nonprofit organization. But the spirit of giving back is what the Capital City Chorus is all about. They even offer a $1000 music scholarship to the University of Indianapolis for a female student who wishes to pursue a career in music and vocal performance.
If you love A Capella music in the barbershop style, this is the music group for you! To find out how you can lend support to this crooning ladies, or to catch them in at one of their fantastic public performances before they jet off to the national competition this year check out their website. Remember that dance, music and the opportunity to perform for you are what keeps Capital City Chorus going!
Capital City Chorus
All Souls Unitarian Church
5805 E 56th St
Indianapolis, IN 46208