Capitaland Chorus wishes you all the Happiest of Holidays
and Health, Happiness and Harmony in the New Year
WINE AND DINE FOR THE ARTS
Visit http://www.albanywinefest.com for details.
Thank You to all our Fantastic, Fabulous, Friends & Family
who supported us for Capitaland's Annual Show!
Because of you, it was a huge success!
Four of Capitaland's members participated 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"
and a performance by the 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.
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."
Meet our 4 wonderful sections.
Together, they make our unique Barbershop s
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
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.
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
And a few highlights from prior years:
January 16, 2017
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
November/December 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Angela Dourdis
Capitaland Chorus had a very successful show in November, and one of the reasons things went so well was because Angela served as the show chairperson. This is a difficult task, with so many details to coordinate, but Angela made sure things ran smoothly, and she did it with grace, patience, and charm. Thanks to the efforts of Angela and many other people who volunteered their time and took over whatever needed doing, everyone was able to relax on show night and enjoy doing what we do best: singing and performing to share the joy of barbershop harmony with our audience! Thanks Angela, for being a great show chair, lead, and part of Capitaland!
October 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Cheryl Chalk
In addition to being an assistant section leader for the tenors where she provides encouragement and musical leadership, Cheryl is one of those behind-the-scenes people working on special projects. Most recently, Cheryl has worked on a special event hosted by Capitaland Chorus, where local Girl Scouts and the craft of barbershop singing come together! Participants will learn and sing with Capitaland, with a unique opportunity to earn a special badge. Thanks to Cheryl for coordinating this effort and for getting the message of harmony out to our younger women!
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!
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.
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?
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