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Capital Chordsmen to perform holiday concert

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

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:

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