Capitaland Chorus of Albany, New York is an award-winning chapter in Region 16 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.
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!
Come join us at the Washington Park Playhouse
as we help kick off Albany's annual Tulip Festival.
Saturday, May 11 - 10:30 a.m.
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
Listen to our performance of "Brokenhearted" a beautiful ballad, and our uptune, a medley named "Two Tickets to Georgia/Sentimental Gentleman of Georgia" which we sang at our Regional Competition.
“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!
May 18, 2013
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
April Sweet Adeline of the Month: Linda Hayes
Linda wasted no time getting back into the swing of chorus life and took on several responsibilities with jewelry and costuming that really put us "in the pink" at regional contest this year! Searching online for just the right chorus shirts and earrings, as well as organizing and coordinating the sizing, ordering, and distribution of these items, Linda was a major factor in getting it all done in time for contest. Here's to a job well done Linda!
March Sweet Adeline of the Month: Michaela Phillips
Besides being a great tenor, Michaela has been serving as a liaison between Marianne our Director, and the rest of the chorus, taking care of details that can easily fall through the cracks. She sends reminders, keeps track of coaching notes as well as musical changes; she is our collective memory! Thanks for your good work Michaela!
Capitaland Chorus 2013 Sweet Adeline of the Year: 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!