Love to Shop? Love to BarberShop?

Why not combine the two? Capitaland Chorus will again be participating in Boscov’s Friends & Family discount shopping pass fundraiser. We have shopping passes available good for 25% off (almost) everything in the store – including sale and clearance merchandise. The passes are good for one day only (Tuesday, October 18) in both Colonie Center and Clifton Park.

The entire $5 cost goes directly to Capitaland.

If  you normally shop at Boscov’s, and would like to take advantage of this great discount opportunity – and support Capitaland Chorus at the same time! – e-mail capitalandchrs@gmail.com to reserve your pass.

It's almost here! Don't miss out!

Saturday November 5



Capitaland's Annual Show !

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We are happy and proud to share this bit of good news:

Capitaland Chorus is a 2017 grant recipient funded by the

Albany Chefs' Food and Wine Festival to be held on Jan. 12-14, 2017

A list of all the beneficiaries is posted on their website.


Four of Capitaland's members AdalaKayHU2016 KayMeganQuayHU2016participated in Harmony University, an intensive week-long Barbershop educational experience put on by the Barbershop Harmony Society. It was capped off by a Quartet competition - which was won by one of our members, Quay, aka "Babe" of "Babe and the Magnets"     BabeMagnetsHU2016                                              Brigade Certificate


and a performance by the HonorsChorusHU2016 Honors Chorus; 


It was a great week and an exceptional learning experience.

Capitaland Chorus was proud to sing at the 4th of July celebration at the Empire State Plaza.




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Click here to watch a video of Capitaland Chorus singing

the Star Spangled Banner at a recent Valley Cats ball game

Capitaland Chorus is proud and happy to have achieved a "Master Singer" score of 602 at Region 15's April competition. We felt "Fit as Fiddles" and as if we "Ruled the World".


Watch our award winning contest performance!

Meet our 4 wonderful sections.

Together, they make our unique Barbershop sound

and earned us our medals for 3rd place in our size category, and 4th place overall!

Our Basses                      Our Baritones


        Our Leads                Our Medals               Our Tenors

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   Come join the fun!

Capitaland Chorus  meets on  TUESDAY evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM 


at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Avenue, Albany, NY.  


Click here for a map & directions to Pine Grove UMC.



 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. 


Please contact us for more information.





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 over 45 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.

Upcoming Public Performances:

Saturday November 5

Capitaland's Annual Show !


Our year in review: 

May found us singing for

the elders at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes  -  and for the residents of Camphill Ghent



In February, Capitaland Chorus invited junior girl scouts to learn about

melody, harmony, and rhythm in the Barbershop a cappella singing style.

Each scout earned the Young Women in Harmony badge.

In December we were part of the festivities at the Victorian Street Walk in Saratoga.


  Our Annual Show  - Plan to join us this year on November 5 for our next show!


Capitaland takes to the stage for a sold-out crowd

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Meet Bill Stauffer

Director of

Capitaland Chorus




 And a few highlights from prior years:


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



Do you sing?

 Do you want to be part of a special group of women?

Find out how to

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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!


Check out our calendar for upcoming events



October 27, 2016

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!


September 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Nancy Plaat

In passing on the member of the month honor, Judith reminded us of all the many things that Nancy does for the chorus, and that she truly exemplifies what it is to be a Sweet Adeline. Nancy is always willing to help out, whether it be to organize fun events at our chorus picnic, coordinate and sometimes direct our small ensemble singouts, function as an assistant lead section leader, and volunteer for chorus gigs. Not to mention her singing lead in the quartet MAD CAPS! Nancy's spirit of kindness, love of barbershop singing, and friendly smile are just some of the reasons that we all agree make her a wonderful and important member of Capitaland, and we thank you Nancy, for all you do!


August 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Judith Hoult

In addition to being a valued part of the Membership Team, where she handles all jobs associated with big & little sisters, she is also a hardworking member of the lead section, and  doesn't let anything keep her from singing! In spite of some breathing/health issues, it doesn't stop her from attending rehearsals and volunteering for almost every singout, and we're happy to follow her example of trying to be the best we can be! Congratulations, and thanks Judith, for reminding us to persevere!


July 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Linda Hayes

Congratulations to Linda, our newest Sweet Adeline of the month! Among Linda's many contributions to the chorus, she is our hard-working Visual Team Leader. With regard to costumes, she and her crew helped create the whimsical and fun look that Capitaland sported at regional contest this past April. Linda has also been a go-to person with regard to choreo, spending hours reviewing us and helping to make videos so that we could move  gracefully in synch. Most recently, Linda improved our riser placement chart by using color-coding; names and part sung at a glance! Great idea Linda! For this and all that you do, Capitaland chorus thanks you!

Capitaland Chorus 2016 Woman of Note:


We are so proud to have Diane as a member of our chorus, and to think she has only been a member for a relatively short time! Diane was voted in as a member of Capitaland in November of 2014, but has already contributed so much! Being a Sweet Adeline for many years and having sung with River Valley Chorus, Diane is now not only a valuable member of Capitaland's lead section, but  this year took on the demanding role of CCL, Competition Chorus Liaison, which she combined with plenty of timely information and a positive outlook. Diane coordinated all of our communication regarding the 2016 regional competition, which also included hotel rooming/accommodations, no small feat! We want Diane to know that her organizational skills, willingness to help,  and  her smiling face are appreciated, and we're glad to honor you as our 2016 Woman of Note.



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.


New Pix

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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