The History of Capital City Sound
Capital City Sound formed in August 2013, but our history goes much deeper than that. Before there was Capital City Sound, there were Treasure Valley Showtime and Syringa Sound choruses. Both had a membership of about 20 women and both performed throughout the valley. is the result of a merger in August 2013 between existing choruses Treasure Valley Showtime Chorus and Syringa Sound Chorus. The directors of each chorus now co-direct Capital City Sound. The two choral groups had been very successful in the Treasure Valley, and the resulting merger created a chorus with more voices, energy and dynamism.
Capital City Sound is a chartered chorus of Sweet Adelines International. Treasure Valley Showtime originally chartered with Sweet Adelines International in 1970; Syringa Sound chartered in 2010. Internationally, there are approximately 25,000 members in countries around the globe including Sweden, Canada, Australia, Japan and New Zealand, and barbershop singing is one of the hottest new hobbies for women today.
Our mission is to provide an opportunity for girls and women of all ages to learn how to sing in the barbershop style and to form lasting friendships. We rehearse weekly and perform throughout the year at venues ranging from private parties to community events. We wear costumes with sparkle and put on entertaining shows for our audiences whether it's for residents in assisted living, on stage at a holiday show, on a parade float or river boat.
Our name Capital City Sound refers to the fact that chorus rehearsals are held in Boise, the proud capital of the State of Idaho. In actuality, however, our members come from all over the Treasure Valley -- Eagle, Star, Meridian, Nampa, Emmett, Kuna, Homedale, Boise -- and as far away as Twin Falls. The Treasure Valley is rich, fertile agricultural land, but Boise is a modern, bustling city. We are honored to be part of its thriving artistic community and the musical heritage that has strong roots here.