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                                           Region 15 Contest 2019

Capitaland Chorus of Albany, New York is an all-women's barbershop chorus and an award-winning Chapter in Region 15 of Sweet Adelines International.

Capitaland Chorus was chartered in October 1977 with only 20 members, as the Latham Circle Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Over the years, our membership has increased from a handful of local women to a diverse group of women of all ages with varying interests, backgrounds, and occupations, all of who live and work in several counties in and around the Capital District.


Due to our growing membership, the chorus changed its name to Capitaland Chorus in 1991. Currently, we have over 45 members, all of whom are dedicated to the art of four-part barbershop a cappella singing.


As a member of Sweet Adelines Region 15, we compete each spring. We've competed "in our own backyard" since 2014, as our Regional Convention and Competition has been held in Albany, New York.


Recent Awards:

2014 – 3rd Place in the Small Chorus Category

2015 – 3rd Place in the Mid-Size AA Chorus Category, 5th Place Overall and Most Improved Chorus

2016 – 3rd Place in the Mid-Size AA Chorus Category and 4th Place Overall

2017 – 3rd Place in the Mid-Size AA Chorus Category and 4th Place Overall

2018 – 5th Place Overall 

2019 – 6th Place Overall

Capitaland Chorus has placed in the top five in Regional Competitions several times throughout our rich history.

We've captured 1st Place Medals in:





These achievements allowed us to compete with other Regional Champions from all around the world at the Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition. We've traveled to:

1997 – Salt Lake City, Utah

2000 – Orlando, Florida

2003 – Phoenix, Arizona

2005 – Detroit, Michigan

During the 2007 Contest Season, Capitaland Chorus took highest honors in the AA Category — Mid-Size Chorus Category.  This accomplishment allowed us to compete at the 2008 Harmony Classic at the International Education Symposium, held in San Antonio, Texas. We placed 4th in the World.


Education is of prime importance to Capitaland Chorus and Sweet Adelines International. This goal is achieved through International-Level Coaches and Faculty who train us in vocal production, choreography, and showmanship. Coaching sessions are a normal part of our education, and several are scheduled for 2019-2020 and beyond.

Weekend Retreats for Chorus Members and the Director was one of the educational highlights of 2011, 2016, and again in 2017. We are currently planning weekend retreats for this fall and the future as our busy schedules permit.

Throughout the year, the entire chorus, smaller ensembles and quartets continue to promote our craft. We perform for various community events, assist charitable groups with fundraising, perform our National Anthem at the Joe Bruno Stadium, host and perform at our Annual Show, and spread cheer through Singing Valentines and Harmony Grams for all occasions.  We have welcomed travelers to the airport during the holiday season and perform at company parties. We are a very active and involved chorus in both our community and our sponsoring organization. 

Come join the fun!

2017 regionmedals

2016 & 2017 - Region 15 Contest Medals

3rd Place Mid-Size AA Chorus

4th Place Overall Chorus



2015 - Region 15 Contest Medals
3rd Place Mid-Size AA Chorus
5th Place Overall Chorus
Most Improved Chorus
April 16, 2021

Capitaland Chorus is once again honored to be a beneficiary of a 2020 grant provided by the Albany Wine & Dine for the Arts.

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