The results are in, and Capitaland Chorus placed 3rd in the Region 15 A Division chorus contest held on April 12, 2014, and 7th place overall in a field of 17 choruses! Kay Weiss won the "novice director" award and we couldn't be more proud of her, having taken over only 4 months ago to bring us to contest!
Capitaland Chorus is currently seeking a new director.
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Capitaland Chorus of Albany, New York is an award-winning chapter in Region 15 of
Sweet Adelines International. We are an all women's barbershop chorus with approximately 30 members of all ages, with varying interests, backgrounds and occupations, and who live and work in six counties in and around the Capital District, all of whom are dedicated to the art of four-part a cappella singing. Throughout the year, the entire chorus or smaller ensembles and quartets continue to promote our craft, performing for various community events, assisting charitable groups with fundraising, performing in our chorus show, and spreading cheer through Singing Valentines and Harmony Grams for all occasions.
Capitaland is proud to once again participate
in Albany's annual Tulip Festival
at the Washington Park Playhouse comin up on
Saturday, May 10, 2014. Come see us perform!
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember ~
Send a VALAGRAM to your loved one!
In December, in addition to sharing Holiday Harmony Grams with family and friends, we also spread musical joy to several local senior living facilities and private holiday parties.
In November we sang at Colonie Center for the Blue Star Mothers.
On October 20 we had a team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Washington Park. Click here to visit our TEAM's page
In September we collected school supplies for school children in downtown Albany.
And they're off! Click here for Times Union photos of the July 19 Opening Day at the Saratoga Race Track, including Capitaland Chorus' performance of the National Anthem!
Play Ball! Click here to see and hear Capitaland Chorus singing our National Anthem at the Valley Cats baseball game on Tuesday, August 6.
Check out our calendar for upcoming events
“Dynamic growth through personal improvement and individual responsibility, fueled by mutual respect, an enthusiastic spirit, and a loving bond.”
Sweet Adelines International is a not-for-profit organization, with over 34,000 members worldwide. Through the practice and performance of the unique American art form known as Barbershop singing, women of all ages and backgrounds contribute to their community while also achieving personal growth and accomplishment.
Please contact us to sing at your next special event!
April 21, 2014
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
March Sweet Adeline of the Month: Kathie Hedrick
Kathie is well-respected not only for her singing talents as a strong lead in the chorus, but also for her leadership skills. Her input is always thoughtful and her questions insightful; she is a welcome addition to any meeting as she can be relied on to provide level-headed feedback. As one member put it, she is always "even-keeled"! Add to all that the fact that she sings lead in the quartet "Into Wishin'" and you have a very active chorus member! Thank you Kathie for everything that you do for the chorus!
January Sweet Adeline of the Month: Isabel Pickett
As Tenor section leader, we can count on Isie to provide leadership, help, and encouragement. She's always willing to make learning recordings or provide extra time to work with individuals on their music, and we rely on her keen ear to correct any wrong notes or pitch problems. She's always a volunteer for singouts, and is also a talented member of the quartet "Into Wishin." Many thanks Isie, for being such a great chorus member!
October Sweet Adeline of the Month: Marilyn Semerad
Marilyn is one of our "bisectional" members (sings lead or tenor, depending on the song), and she enjoys her emcee opportunities, as well as performing, at chorus singouts. And when it's time to design a chorus circular, flyer, or even the annual banquet program, she will take on the task. Thanks for your contributions Marilyn!
Capitaland Chorus 2013 Sweet Adeline of the Year/Woman of Note: Dodie Gearing
In addition to being bass section leader and music library coordinator, Dodie devotes much of her time to making Capitaland Chorus the best it can be! She is there to open and set up the rehearsal hall when needed, participates in sing outs as a solid bass singer, and in general is there to help wherever it is needed. Dodie is a most worthy recipient of this honor for this year, and the chorus extends its gratitude to her for all she does!
Want to sing with a bunch of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures.
What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.
Support Your Chorus
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