The Capitol Chordsmen Chorus is an acappella Men’s Chorus in Madison, Wisconsin, with our origins tracing back to 1945. Capitol Chordsmen is a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the premier acappella musical organization in the world.
We primarily sing and compete in the barbershop close-harmony style of singing, but our repertoire also draws from jazz, broadway, and original compositions. The chorus is always accepting new members. Please navigate to our “Join” page for more information about how to be a guest at one of our rehearsals.
We actively foster the development of quartets, small performance groups, and soloists who perform as featured members of the chorus, as well as booking gigs on their own throughout the city. We also employ coaches and host master classes from some of the best regarded a cappella performers in the country. Both the chorus and individual quartets have the annual opportunity to compete at the District, Regional, and International Levels.
In the year ahead, the Capitol Chordsmen will be performing a Fall concert along with several charity and outreach events, national anthems at local sporting events, and fund-raising activities such as Singing Valentines. Quartets can regularly be found performing at local venues or singing in the streets of Madison at events such Bratfest and the Farmers Market.
The continued work of the Capitol Chordsmen Chorus depends largely on the generosity of those who appreciate the art that we create. If you are unable to become a member, please consider supporting us by making a tax-deductible donation, or purchasing a ticket to any CCC show or fundraiser.
Josh Oxley has directed the Madison Capitol Chordsmen since 2007, leading them to titles as Division One’s most improved chorus in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2014, & 2016 and helping the chorus advance to District competitions in 2010. 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.
Josh works in a Madison area Bio-Lab as a sample coordinator and lives with his wife Holly and son Norris in Cross Plains, WI.
The Capitol Chordsmen is a Member Chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society