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CONGRATULATIONS CAPITALAND!

 

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!

Click on the links to hear us sing our lively up-tune from 2014, "I'm Sittin on top of the World," and our 2013 contest performance of  "If You Love Me," a beautiful ballad. 



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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!



2013 HIGHLIGHTS: 


Make this Valentine's Day one to remember ~

Send a VALAGRAM to your loved one!


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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
 

"Valentines Delivered Musically"

Read this enjoyable article, published in the February 15, 2013 edition of the Schenectady Gazette, about three local barbershop choruses, including Capitaland Chorus, as they entertain with Singing Valentines throughout the Capital Region.  (Click the "Continuation" link at the top of the page to continue with page 2 of the article.)

 

Flash Mob at Colonie Center!

Watch as members of Capitaland Chorus, Saratoga Soundtrack and River Valley Chorus join together and sing Carol of the Bells in the center court of Colonie Center in December 2011.  Click here for the video, posted on youtube.

 

Metroland article: "Sing, Dance, Laugh"

The August 18, 2011 issue of Metroland, a weekly newspaper highlighting arts and entertainment in the Capital District, contains an article focused on Marty Willey and Capitaland Chorus. Read about the benefits and joy that come from singing!

  
 
“Dynamic growth through personal improvement and individual responsibility, fueled by mutual respect, an enthusiastic spirit, and a loving bond.”

 

Capitaland Chorus rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church at 916 Western Avenue (parking lot on Orlando) in Albany, NY.

Our rehearsals include warm-up and vocal production exercises, as well as instruction and practice of vocal and performance elements of our repertoire songs.

Visitors and prospective members are welcome at any time.
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Do you sing? Do you want to be part of a special group of women? find out how to Join Us!

 

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! 

 

Join Us!

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.

 

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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.

 

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