We are a London group of men, singing a cappella in the barbershop style
Capital Chorus, formed in 1983, comprises around 30 members drawn mostly from West London and surrounding areas. The age range spans from 20s to 70s, and members come from a variety of professional, social and ethnic backgrounds. Our philosophy is to sing well, provide entertainment of the highest quality…. and have lots of fun doing it! We also believe in supporting local good causes.
Over the last 3 decades, the Chorus has become a familiar sight at theatres, clubs, corporate events and fund raisers throughout London, with our wide repertoire of songs from the twenties to the eighties and beyond proving popular with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. We sing Beatles songs, Gospel, jazz, songs from films and theatre and other fun songs.
Capital Chorus won four national awards at the BABS Convention (the annual British championship for Barbershop Singing). In 2009 and in 2011 the club won the prize for the “Most Improved Chorus”; in 2007 we received the accolade of “Best Small Chorus". The chorus has since been steadily improving its scores and reached 11th position, and in 2018 won the award for the "Most Entertaining Chorus".
The group also won first prize in the open choir competition at the Ealing Music Festival for four years running, in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
From time to time, Capital Chorus runs a "Learn to Sing in Harmony" course, where for a very small fee (to cover costs) any men can come along once a week for 5 or 6 weeks and be taught to sing in 4 part harmony a capella, with a short concert at the end for family and friends. Watch this video of our members talking about it.
West London Barbershop Harmony Club (a.k.a. Capital Chorus) is a registered charity - number 1175986.