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Wilmington, NC chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society

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The Cape Fear Chordsmen have Moved!

As of January 1, 2018 CFC has moved our base of operations to Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market Street, Wilmington, NC.  After 10 years at Winter Park Baptist Church, the decision was made to move our rehearsals & meetings to Temple.  The Chordsmen are thankful for how gracious Winter Park has been over the years but felt it was time to make a change.  Our Board of Directors will meet at Temple as well as our weekly rehearsals.  Should you need directions or have questions, please call our Hotline @ 910-541-1256.  


New Director

Effective January 1, 2018, the Cape Fear Chordsmen have selected R. Manley (Bob) Lucas as our next director.  He succeeds Don Smith who has led the chorus for the past 5 years and felt it was time for a change.  Don will remain with the chorus singing baritone, lead or tenor where he is needed.  He has claimed that he could never be a bass and do what they do.  Bob Lucas, in taking over the baton from Don, has said that this chorus feels like home to him, and did from the minute he walked in nine years ago.  Bob has been an excellent “lead” singer since joining in 2009, serving as section leader for the past couple years as well as youth outreach leader on the board.  We welcome him and wish him every success as our director.  Check out his bio on the Director Page by clicking Here.

Barbershopper of the Year 2017 named January 16,2018.

Due to the cold snowy weather in NC the past couple weeks, our Installation Banquet scheduled for January 5th was postponed.  Also due to our busy schedule in January, the Board decided to cancel the annual function in favor of a mini banquet at our rehearsal on January 16th at Our new home in Temple Baptist Church.  After the chapter officers were installed by Tom Martyn, current President of the Carolina District and member of the Cape Fear Chordsmen, a couple presentations were made before all were treated to drinks & snacks.

The first award was presented by Jim Boyd, Immediate past Chapter President.  He honored  Don Smith with a plaque thanking him for his service as director.  That presentation was followed by the Barbershopper of the Year award.  Doug Wick, the 2016 awardee, named Don Smith as the 2017 Cape Fear Chordsmen Barbershopper of the Year .  Following a standing ovation Don spoke of his humble surprise and thanks to the chapter.

30th Annual Spring Show – Phantom of the Barbershop


The Cape Fear Chordsmen thank all who attended and helped make our show a success on May 11-12, 2018.  Also thanks to all who participated in any way on stage. And finally, a special thanks to our program  advertisers who are always  so open to sponsor our events year after year.  If you got one of our programs, please consider using their businesses and tell them why you are giving them a try.

The Barbershop Harmony Society announced recently the new program that opens BHS to “Everyone” which includes:  people of every age, of every background, every gender identity, every race, every sexual orientation, every political opinion or spiritual belief. Every person who loves to harmonize has a place in our family.
Our chapter will have the ability to choose how we want to go forward.  Stay tuned – more news to follow this ground breaking announcement.

July 2018 New Member

Welcome to our newest member, Clem Surak, a lead recently moving from NewJersey.  Clem is new to the  Barbershop harmony style of singing but is a fast learner and is a welcome addition to our lead section.  Tim Gugan invited Clem to come and sing with us several weeks ago and he hasn’t missed a rehearsal since that first week.  Please welcome Clem as our newest member!

♥Chordsmen Announce Holiday Show Details♥

September 2018

CFC President, Richard Millard has announced that the Chordsmen will sing their Annual Community Christmas concert on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the sanctuary of the Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market Street, Wilmington, NC.  This is a “Free” concert to all who attend but donations will be accepted at the door with net proceeds going to The Good Sheppard Center, Wilmington, NC

October 2018

An Acapella Christmas

The Cape Fear Chordsmen are pleased to announce the addition of the Cape Fear Academy Upper School Vocal Ensemble to our performance for the Christmas Concert on December 7th at 7:00 PM at Temple Baptist Church, 1801 Market Street.  Many of your favorite Christmas Carols will be Sing -A -Long participation from the audience!  The concert is free but donations will be accepted to benefit The Good Sheppard  Center and more specifically their efforts on behalf of homeless veterans.


Holiday Show 2018

Come sing with the Cape Fear Holiday Men’s Chorus Men of all ages who love to sing are invited to be a part

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Holiday Show

An Acapella Christmas The 2018 Cape Fear Chordsmen Christmas concert will be held on Friday, December 7th 2018 at 7:00 PM in the

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Annual Shows

​ On line tickets are no longer available. You should still be able to get tickets at the door for both performances. Each

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    07 December 2018

    An Acapella Christmas 12/7/ 2018 Preparations are in progress for our Christmas show. You won't want to miss this one! The Cape Fear Chordsmen are stepping away from our traditional show style and will be bringing a totally new & different style of Christmas message. Our 2018 show will include the Cape Fear Academy Upper School Vocal Ensemble. This will be a "Free" concert suitable for all ages. So tell your neighbors & friends to come and hear the songs of the season. A Free Will offering will be accepted and the net proceeds will be donated to our stated charity.

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