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.
Meet Bill Stauffer,
Director of Capitaland Chorus
helped Albany celebrate the 4th of July
at the Empire State Plaza
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. Interim Director Kay Weiss won the "novice director" award and we couldn't be more proud of her, having only 4 months to bring us to the contest stage. Thank you, Kay.
Capitaland Chorus was proud to sing the National Anthem at the Valley Cats ball game at "the Joe" on Saturday, June 14, 2014!
Capitaland is very pleased to have once again participated
in Albany's annual Tulip Festival
at the Washington Park Playhouse on
Saturday, May 10, 2014. The weather cleared and we were all able to "Tiptoe through the Tulips"!
Make this Valentine's Day one to remember ~
Send a VALAGRAM to your loved one!
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
“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.
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September 22, 2014
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
August/Sept. Sweet Adeline of the Month: Dodie Gearing
Dodie is a hard-working and dedicated member of our chorus, recognized not only for her singing skills but for her leadership talents. In addition to being the bass section leader, Dodie has been instrumental in organizing practice sessions for our recent new guests/prospective members, making sure they all have the opportunity to learn the music accurately; she also helps in organizing auditions. We're all glad that she continues to assist in directing and guiding us to be better singers -- we appreciate all your efforts Dodie!
July Sweet Adeline of the Month: Nancy Ducatte
Citing Nancy as an encourager to her, Linda complemented Nancy for volunteering to perform at sing-outs and for her service in many capacities in the chorus. Nancy's a great bass who served on Capitaland Chorus's Board of Directors for many years; she's also in the rotation schedule for physical warm-ups during our weekly rehearsals. Congratulations, Nancy, and thank you for the support you've shown Capitaland!
June Sweet Adeline of the Month: Linda Hayes
There were many reminders of Linda's service and dedication to the chorus as Betty passed on the Member of the Month necklace: Linda served as President for many years and served as a mentor for Betty, and though Linda was away from Capitaland for a while, she has returned in full force to take on the role of Board Member, Costume Chair, bus/transportation coordinator for the 2014 regional competition, and generally stepping up whenever she is asked. Linda loves the chorus and we love her; thanks for all you do Linda!
Capitaland Chorus 2014 Woman of Note:
Not only does Kay do a great job of singing bass, there is no doubt that Kay's contributions to the chorus were a key to Capitaland's success and 3rd place medal in this year's regional competition. Kay's leadership and musical skills guided us through the four months previous to contest, when she stepped up and volunteered to be our Director after the loss of our previous one. Her patience, good humor, and solid faith in our ability are just some of her attributes that make us proud to have her as part of our musical family. Congratulations too Kay, on your accomplishment winning the Novice Director award and the Greenhorn award in Region 15!
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.
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