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.
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.
Save the Date! Capitaland Chorus' Annual Show!
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Cohoes High School
If you saw our last show, you know you don't want to miss our next one.
If you missed our last show,
this is your opportunity to see and hear what everyone's tallking about!
Check back for more details.
Our year in review:
Capitaland Chorus was proud to honor America by singing the Star Spangled Banner
before the Valley Cats game onJuly 30.
Capitaland entertained the crowds at the Fourth of July Celebration at the
Empire State Plaza.
Here we are mingling with the Tulip Queen and her Court.
Capitaland Chorus tore it up at Regional Contest on May 2, 2015, earning 3 medals: Most Improved Chorus, 3rd Place AA, 5th Place Overall!!
And Bill won Novice Director!
Click here to find the audio tracks of this year's contest performance.
Many of you were able to join us on the Capitol Steps to hear hundreds of Sweet Adelines from around the Region filling downtown with Barbershop Harmony before the contests. .
On April 17, Capitaland Chorus was honored to be a part of the Memorial Service for the
Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York
Thanks to everyone who ordered a Singing Valentine.
Here are a few of this year's surprised Val-a-Gram recipients:
Best show ever!
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Capitaland Chorus took to the stage for a sold-out audience
in a blockbuster show "Generations"
Thank you to all our wonderfully talented guest performers!
Into Wishin' quartet sang our National Anthem at Albany's State of the County address.
December 31 rang in the New Year with the residents of Kingsway Village.
In November we honored our veterans and military by singing at the kick-off for McDonald's
Christmas Cards for Our Troops campaign
and at the opening of the Veteran's Miracle Center
December 17 was a holiday music performance at the Avila Retirement Community.
We sang in support of Make-A-Wish at Crossgates Mall on Friday, December 12
December 4 we were part of the festivities at the Victorian Street Walk in Saratoga.
During October we collected food items for our local food pantry.
October 15 was a performance at Coburg Village.
September 27 we entertained the Blue Star Mothers at the American Legion.
September 26 we sang for the residents at Atria Senior Living.
August 27 found us singing at the Massry Center.
We helped Albany celebrate the 4th of July at the Empire State Plaza.
Capitaland Chorus was proud to sing the National Anthem at the Valley Cats ball game at "the Joe" on Saturday, June 14, 2014 and again on September 4!
And a few highlights from prior years:
September 01, 2015
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
August 2015 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Adala Zelman
Joining us just a year or so ago, Adala has immersed herself in the chorus and in the world of barbershop harmony. She's become a member of the Management Team, and has offered to learn more about and improve her skills in the barbershop craft by taking advantage of various programs. Speaking of that, Adala spent a week at Harmony University where we all lived some of the experience vicariously through her Facebook postings and videos. Thanks for sharing Adala! She also created the private Capitaland Chorus Facebook page, to promote communicaton and info sharing among members, on social and barbershop topics. We're all grateful for Adala's contributions to our chorus family!
June/July 2015 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Carol Merritt
Singing as one of the chorus' "tenacious tenors," Carol certainly fits that description! She has been a devoted member of the chorus, and even though there was a time when the demands of her job and personal responsibilities made a break from the chorus necessary for a while, Carol was able to return and catch up on her music, compete with us in April, and continues to be a valuable member of the tenor section. Thanks Carol, for your determination...you inspire all of us to work harder to be the best singers we can be!
April/May 2015 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Connie Martin
With regional contest fast approaching, Connie's assistance has been invaluable. In addition to helping Kay with assembling the Region 15 Contest Program and making sure that people submitted their elements on time, Connie is also an important member of the movement/choreography team, where she guides us with much patience and good humor to ensure we look great and are confident in our choreo plan. Thanks a million for those early-bird sessions and also the outside choreo rehearsals! And did I mention that Connie is also responsible for weekly attendance, where she compiles & contributes information on behalf of Membership? Many thanks Connie, for all you do!
Capitaland Chorus 2015 Woman of Note:
What a year of changes it has been for Capitaland Chorus, and as then-chorus President, Nancy led us through it all with patience, good humor, and love for chorus members and the chorus in general. There was the search for a new Director, a search for a new rehearsal space, and then a switch to team management! Any one of these would be more than enough to handle, but Nancy's leadership in all those areas helped to produce some great results for the chorus, and we are most grateful for all she has done. We can always trust Nancy to do what's best for the chorus, as evidenced by her recent election to the role of Team Coordinator, and we sincerely thank you for all you do for 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.
Come to the photo gallery to check out our most recent pictures.
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