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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.  

Singing Valentines

In February every year the Cape Fear Chordsmen offer Singing Valentines throughout the Wilmington area.  A Singing Valentine provides a memory that outlasts all other gifts you might give to your sweetheart!  One of our quartets will arrive at the office, restaurant, hospital, party, or 0ther place of work or leisure to deliver the gift of love via two songs (in Barbershop  Harmony style) to whomever you wish to express your love.  We’ll sing to women, men are not excluded, or the entire office staff if desired.  Our efforts create a lifetime memory like no other gift.

If you are looking for a unique valentine gift for your sweetheart, why not call our Hotline now to reserve your your date & time?  Time slots fill up fast so  Call Now 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.


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

  Each year our chorus prepares an interactive concert of Barbershop music geared to an ever changing theme. Our men work each week

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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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    14 February 2018

    Tell us where & when and we'll find your Valentine!

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