Community Support

Through the years, the Cape Fear Chordsmen have supported local charities by donating the proceeds of our annual Christmas concert to Wilmington area causes. Our favorite charity for 2018-19 is Sgt Eugene Ashley Center for Veterans here in Wilmington.  The Ashley Center provides “bridge housing” to homeless veterans.  While in residence at Ashley, Veterans are provided assistance with food, clothing, toiletries, and laudry supplies as well as transportation to and from appointments, work and other needs.  The ultimate goal for each veteran is to transition to permanent housing and independance.  The Ashlry Center is a division of the Good Sheppard Ministry of Wilmington.  As a direct result of our fund raising efforts and the support of our community, the Cape Fear Chordsmen have donated in 2018-19 more than $3500 to our charities and hopefully we’ll  have more in 2019.  Thanks to all our supporters!

In addition to donating our resources, we have a group of dedicated men who donate their time and talents through our A.L.S.O. (Assisted Living Sing Outs) program. Most often we perform our ALSO free of charge and at the convenience of the facility. These sing outs are generally requested in the morning or early afternoon when our working members find it difficult to get away but we still manage to muster enough men to present our Barbershop 4 part harmony.

Youth In Harmony Festival

The Cape Fear Chordsmen put together their first “Youth In Harmony Festival on May 23, 2014 at Ashley High School in Wilmington. This one day event was in cooperation with several local High School choral instructors including Ashley HS. Special thanks to Jennifer Sugarik and Casey Black who prepared their students so well. Our festival was a huge success with 50 students attending and performimg. Our guest Director was Larry Reinhart who was assisted by Instant Classic Quartet who did a great job helping the students learn their parts and perfect their stage presence for our concert the next day.

We are thankful for the support we received from The Harmony Foundation and the Carolinas District.  Following is a You Tube video from the concert in which we think the kids did great – you be the judge!

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