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Wilmington, NC chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society

CFC News 

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 2018 Cape Fear Chordsmen will present their new show at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW with two opportunities for lovers of Barbershop Harmony.  On Friday, May 11, 2018 we will offer an evening performance beginning at 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:30 PM for best seat choices and on Saturday, May 12, 2018 we will perform a Matinee beginning at 2:00 PM, doors open at 1:30 PM.  Tickets are available from any Chordsmen member, on this website by clicking here, and at the door for either performance.

You may think that HORROR and HUMOR don’t mix, but that’s exactly why “The Phantom of the Barbershop” is a must see show! You will be delighted with the four part harmony tunes shared by the Chordsmen, featured quartet Harmony Grits and Wilmington’s Harmony Belles.  This show is sure to satisfy your musical thirst for Barbershop harmony.

Activities

Holiday Show

Men of all ages who love to sing are invited to be a part of the annual Cape Fear Holiday men’s Chorus, a community-wide

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Annual Shows

Buy Tickets now through PayPal All tickets purchased “online” will be available at the performance indicated below, in the lobby at the “Will

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Singing Valentines

Surprise that special someone with a unique Valentine’s gift. Let the Cape Fear Chordsmen carry your romantic message every February 14th!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

    11 May 2018

    Our 30th Annual Spring Show - Phantom of the Barbershop We will have two shows: 5/11/18 at 7:00 PM and 5/12/18 at 2:00 PM. Kenan Auditorium on the campus of UNCW

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    • 14 Feb 18

      Singing Valentines

      February 14, 2018 Within 25 miles of Wilmington

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