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Our Mission


It is the mission of the Madison Chapter to be the best musical experience possible for its members, guests, and audiences.

Our History


The Capitol Chordsmen Chorus is an a cappella Men’s Chorus in Madison, Wisconsin, with origins tracing back to 1945. Capitol Chordsmen is a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the premier a cappella musical organization in the world.

We primarily perform and compete in the barbershop close-harmony style of singing, but our repertoire also draws from jazz, broadway, and original compositions.

Our Vision

Our vision is to improve the musical experience of:

  • Our members through continuous learning, variety of music, and encouraging the formation of quartets.

  • Our guests through great chapter meeting visits, great information resources, and encouraging participation that matches their comfort level.

  • Our audiences through the best possible performances, variety of genre and variety of ensemble.

Just the Facts


  • Founded in 1945

  • 20 Active Members, from 18 to 70+

  • 77 Annual Barbershop Shows to date!

  • 7-time Division Champions

  • 7-time qualifier, District Competitions (2010-Current)

  • 5-time Division One's "Most Improved Chorus"

Questions? Contact us!

P.O. Box 45375 | Madison, WI | 53744 |

Tel: (608) 620-5583

Thanks for contacting the Capitol Chordsmen!

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