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.
On October 20 we will have a team in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Washington Park. Click here to visit our TEAM's page
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.
The results are in, and Capitaland Chorus placed 3rd in the Region 16 A Division chorus contest held on April 20, 2013, and 12th place overall in a field of 26 choruses! Our final score of 503 points was an improvement of 28 points over last year. And if that wasn't exciting enough, our Director Marianne Shoen Hunter won the Novice Director Award—Kudos Marianne!
Capitaland is proud to have
helped kick off Albany's annual Tulip Festival
at the Washington Park Playhouse on Saturday, May 11, 2013.
It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to send a unique and memorable gift to your loved one ~ it's never too late to say "I love you!"
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!
December 07, 2013
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
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!
September Sweet Adeline of the Month: Niki Fillipone
Niki has recently taken on the very important and demanding job of Baritone Section Leader. In addition to time (and a lot of it!) this position requires commitment and hard-work. The baris have a wonderful leader in Niki, and the entire chorus benefits from her efforts. We appreciate all you do, Niki!
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
Find out how you can help support great music in your community!