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 Come join the fun!


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.

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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.

 

 

Thank You to all our Fantastic, Fabulous, Friends & Family

who supported us for Capitaland's Annual Show!

Because of you, it was a huge success!

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See you next year!


 Four of Capitaland's members AdalaKayHU2016 KayMeganQuayHU2016participated in Harmony University, an intensive week-long Barbershop educational experience put on by the Barbershop Harmony Society. It was capped off by a Quartet competition - which was won by one of our members, Quay, aka "Babe" of "Babe and the Magnets"     BabeMagnetsHU2016                                              Brigade Certificate

 

and a performance by the HonorsChorusHU2016 Honors Chorus; 

 

It was a great week and an exceptional learning experience.



Capitaland Chorus was proud to sing at the 4th of July celebration at the Empire State Plaza.

 

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Click here to watch a video of Capitaland Chorus singing

the Star Spangled Banner at a recent Valley Cats ball game


Capitaland Chorus is proud and happy to have achieved a "Master Singer" score of 602 at Region 15's April competition. We felt "Fit as Fiddles" and as if we "Ruled the World."

 

Watch our award winning contest performance!


Meet our 4 wonderful sections.

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and earned us our medals for 3rd place in our size category,


and 4th place overall!


Our Basses                      Our Baritones

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        Our Leads                Our Medals               Our Tenors

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In February, Capitaland Chorus invited junior girl scouts to learn about

melody, harmony, and rhythm in the Barbershop a cappella singing style.

Each scout earned the Young Women in Harmony badge.


In December we were part of the festivities at the Victorian Street Walk in Saratoga.

 

 



 

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Meet Bill Stauffer

Director of

Capitaland Chorus

 

 

 

 And a few highlights from prior years:

 

Flash Mob at Colonie Center!

Watch as members of Capitaland Chorus, Saratoga Soundtrack and River Valley Chorus join together and sing Carol of the Bells in the center court of Colonie Center in December 2011.  Click here for the

video, posted on youtube.

 

Metroland article: "Sing, Dance, Laugh"

The August 18, 2011 issue of Metroland, a weekly newspaper highlighting arts and entertainment in the Capital District, contains an article focused on Marty Willey and Capitaland Chorus. Read about the benefits and joy that come from singing

 

 

Do you sing?

 Do you want to be part of a special group of women?

Find out how to

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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!

 

Check out our calendar for upcoming events

 

 

 
February 22, 2017

Meet the Chorus

Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!

 

 

November/December 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Angela Dourdis

Capitaland Chorus had a very successful show in November, and one of the reasons things went so well was because Angela served as the show chairperson. This is a difficult task, with so many details to coordinate, but Angela made sure things ran smoothly, and she did it with grace, patience, and charm. Thanks to the efforts of Angela and many other people who volunteered their time and took over whatever needed doing, everyone was able to relax on show night and enjoy doing what we do best: singing and performing to share the joy of barbershop harmony with our audience! Thanks Angela, for being a great show chair, lead, and part of Capitaland!


October 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Cheryl Chalk

In addition to being an assistant section leader for the tenors where she provides encouragement and musical leadership, Cheryl is one of those behind-the-scenes people working on special projects. Most recently, Cheryl has worked on a special event hosted by Capitaland Chorus, where local Girl Scouts and the craft of barbershop singing come together! Participants will learn and sing with Capitaland, with a unique opportunity to earn a special badge. Thanks to Cheryl for coordinating this effort and for getting the message of harmony out to our younger women!

 

Capitaland Chorus 2016 Woman of Note:

DIANE OSTRANDER

We are so proud to have Diane as a member of our chorus, and to think she has only been a member for a relatively short time! Diane was voted in as a member of Capitaland in November of 2014, but has already contributed so much! Being a Sweet Adeline for many years and having sung with River Valley Chorus, Diane is now not only a valuable member of Capitaland's lead section, but  this year took on the demanding role of CCL, Competition Chorus Liaison, which she combined with plenty of timely information and a positive outlook. Diane coordinated all of our communication regarding the 2016 regional competition, which also included hotel rooming/accommodations, no small feat! We want Diane to know that her organizational skills, willingness to help,  and  her smiling face are appreciated, and we're glad to honor you as our 2016 Woman of Note.

 

 

Join 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.

 

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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!

 
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