An Acapella Christmas The 2018 Cape Fear Chordsmen Christmas concert will be held on Friday, December 7th 2018 at 7:00 PM in the
Cape Fear Chordsmen NEWS
12/27/18 New Director Hired
President, Richard Millard, proudly announced today that Andrew Hirst has been selected as the new Director of our chorus effective January 1, 2019. Follow this link for a bio of his music credentials. The Chordsmen welcome him to our chapter and know that with his direction we will continue to improve our sound and capabilities.
Millard also expressed his gratitude to outgoing interim director. R Manley Lucas who has led us through 2018 with energy and enthusiasm. Although he has stepped down as director, he will be welcomed back into the lead section helping to strengthen their efforts in our chorus! Thank You BOB!
1/3/19 Barbershopper of the Year
At the annual Cape Fear Chordsmen Officer Installation Dinner held on January 3, 2019 the Barbershopper of the Year was awarded to Jim Boyd.
Picture: Left Jim Boyd -Recipient; Right Don Smith – Presenter
For more detail on Jim’s BHS & CFC career and a look at former Barbershoppers of the Year choices within the Cape Fear Chordsmen ranks, click here.
Barbershop Harmony comes to
Music on Market will host “Clutch”, a Dallas, Tx based Barbershop Quartet 9/21/19 at 7:30PM. Concert location
is St Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1416 Market St. Wilmington, NC
Coaching coming to CFC
We are pleased to have Angela Burns, Music Director, St Andrew-Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wilmington as our Coach for the evening of August 13,2019. Please be respectful of her comments knowing that she has been invited to come and observe and offer comments to better our chorus’ singing and presentation to the public. Some important background information follows.
Ms. Burns is a choral expert with over 20 years performing before the President of the United States, the Vice-President, high-ranking officials and millions of listeners. She has performed as a soloist in 25 states. Angela has a vocal performance and pedagogy degree from East Carolina University where she studied with Mezzo Soprano, Donna Dease. She has continued to study voice and conducting throughout the US for the past 20 years to maintain her vocal prowess.
Her musical expertise consists of choral, church, operatic and musical theatre repertoire. From 1994-2016, Angela was an ensemble member, soloist, conductor, and manager of the official chorus of the Air Force, The United States Air Force Singing Sergeants in Washington, DC. From 1998-2014 Angela soloed and conducted choirs at the Southern and National American Choral Directors Conventions to include the National Conventions in New York and Utah. In 2007, she began her Director of Music Ministries at a large metropolitan church in the DC area and has continued to coach and direct over 200 musicians to date.
With her extensive background in diverse music Ms. Burns has performed with numerous performers such as: Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Wynonna Judd & Carrie Underwood, as well as great choral conductors such as: Robert Shaw, Craig Jessop, Dale Warland, Paul Hill and Donald McCullough. In addition to her work as a classical singer, she is also a versatile pop/Broadway singer and world-renowned vocal coach. Most recently, Ms. Burns was the mezzo-soprano soloist for Dan Forrest’s Requiem of the Living and conducted a choir of over 130 musicians at the National Cathedral. Angela continues to perform for local concert series, weddings and classical events.Her teaching is grounded in imagery while focusing on the body and vocal resonance. She teaches lyric diction in any language by using the International Phonetic language.
The Cape Fear Chordsmen welcome her and are honored to have her talents and experience available for our learning enjoyment. We know that there are many groups of singers that could benefit from her vast experience and teachings and we are deeply honored to be included.