The Next Step
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Visit a Rehearsal
Guests are always welcome at our rehearsals. We rehearse every Thursday night from 7:30-9:30 PM. Our address is:
916 Western Ave
Albany, NY 12203
Click here for a map.
Please contact us to let us know you're coming.
Becoming a Member of Capitaland Chorus and Sweet Adelines International
The AuditionBarbershop harmony consists of four voice parts; Lead, Baritone, Tenor and Bass. A prospective member is “voice-placed” after her first visit to determine which part she is most suited to sing. She will then be given a CD and sheet music with a current song from our repertoire to learn. In Sweet Adelines we don’t hold our music when we perform. A prospective member memorizes all the notes and words of one song for her audition.
During the next few weeks, during rehearsal, she is given practice time with our musical leaders. When she is ready to sing her song with complete note and word accuracy and has visited the chorus at least 3 times she will audition by singing her part in a quartet. After passing the audition, she is eligible to be voted into membership in the chorus.
The process of auditioning is challenging and very rewarding! If you’ve never auditioned before, there is no reason to be concerned. All members of the chorus warmly encourage prospective members, as we've all had to go through the same process.
RELEASE YOUR INNER DIVA!
Sing A Cappella in a Chorus
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
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