In The Community
Capitaland Chorus and its quartets have had the opportunity to be involved in community affairs and highlighted in local news in past years.
Capitaland Chorus believes in giving back to the community. We have performed at fund raisers for Ronald McDonald House Charities, and have sung the National Anthem at many Valley Cats baseball games.
The fall of 2014 saw members of Capitaland Chorus continuing our involvement in community affairs:
~ A performance was held for the Blue Star Mothers luncheon in September, honoring the work this group does throughout the year on behalf of our service personnel and their families;
~ Members donated items for the Capital Region Food Pantry throughout the month of October;
~ In November, the quartet "Into Wishin'" performed the National Anthem while the US flag was raised, kicking off a local McDonald's "Cards for the Troops" campaign;
~ Held at the end of the year, we are participated again in 2014 in the Meyer & Meyer lottery calendar fundraising campaign. Proceeds from these calendars support the fight against cancer and this year members raised over $2,000 for this important cause.
And they're off! Members of Capitaland Chorus were honored and proud to sing "The Star Spangled Banner," kicking off the 150th year of the Saratoga Race Track season! Click here for a link to the Times Union newspaper photos, including our performance.
In June 2013, we collected much-needed items to support the work of the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society.
In August 2013 we collected food items for the Capital Region Food Pantry. Here our former Director Marianne Hunter (left) and Assistant Director Nancy Plaat (right) meet with Angie Pender Fox who appreciated our donation and will see that every item is distributed to those in need.
Our Capitaland Cares cause for September is for children's school supplies as requested by Saint Mary's Outreach Center in the downtown and North Albany areas of the City of Albany.
A team was formed to participate at the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Washington Park.in October 2013. We were honored to be able to raise donations for this important annual appeal.
"Valentines Delivered Musically" Read this enjoyable article published in the February 15, 2013 edition of the Schenectady Gazette. It highlights three local barbershop choruses, including Capitaland, that provide Singing Valentines in the Capital Region. Note: click the 'Continuation' link on the top of the page to finish reading the article.
Click here to see an article and a video clip of one of Capitaland's quartets, singing here at a noontime performance in downtown Albany.
February 22, 2017
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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:
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.
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