Capitaland Chorus Leadership

Capitland Chorus thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead.  There are many facets involved in keeping our hobby vibrant and moving forward. As they are able, members of Capitaland Chorus willingly serve on various musical and administrative committees, tending to the needs of the chorus. 

 

 

 

    Management Team  2018-19


Sue Koppenhaver, Director

Diane Ostrander, Team Coordinator

Nancy Plaat, Financial Coordinator

Heather Boyea, Secretary

Meredith Butler

Laurie Pracher

Laura Mateya

 

 

    Music Team

 

 Chorus Director & Team Leaders:

Sue Koppenhaver, Director

Dodie Gearing, Assistant Director

Fran Pinto, Assistant Director

 

Tenor Section

Karen Cashin, Section Leader

Carol Leiby, Section Leader

 

Lead Section

Kathie Hedrick, Section Leader

Nancy Plaat, Section Leader

 

Baritone Section

Niki Fillipone, Section Leader

 Cary Kruzansky, Section Leader

 

Bass Section

Dodie Gearing, Section Leader

Lisa McVey, Section Leader

Fran Pinto, Section Leader

 

Small Ensemble Coordinator

Nancy Plaat

 

Visual Team Leader

Linda Hayes

  

Music Librarian

Christine DeFilippo

 

2017 regionmedals 

2016   and   2017
Region 15 Third Place AA Chorus
Region 15 Fourth Place Overall Chorus

 

 

2015contestmedals

2015
Region 15 Most Improved Chorus
Region 15 Third Place AA Chorus
 Region 15 Fifth Place Overall Chorus

 

 
 
May 22, 2019

Meet the Chorus

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

 

 

April 2019 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Joanne Bonczek

Joanne joined Capitaland after her Schenectady chorus dissolved and she immediately became a vital member of the bass section. She learns her music quickly, adds to her knowledge of "rep" songs to participate in sing outs, and is always prepared at rehearsals. For the past several years, Joanne has done a lovely job of planning and hosting chorus events such as Friend & Family nights, the annual banquet, and show and competition group events. She does everything with volunteers with no fuss or muss. She delivers and enhances all our lives. Many thanks Joanne for all your good work!


March 2019 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Meredith Butler

The chorus as a whole has many reasons to be grateful to Meredith Butler, our business manager. She is very active in the financial well-being of the chorus, setting up thousands of dollars of singouts all over the capital district! On a more one-to-one basis, Meredith is kind and helpful to her riser mates, and also has been known to help smooth the way for newbies who can turn to Meredith for information on how our chorus works, how things are done, and preparing for competition. If all that isn't enough, she also schedules and periodically leads our participation in physical warm ups. Brava Meredith, you truly embody the essence of being a Sweet Adeline!

 

February 2019 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Sherri Strichman

Audie has passed along the coveted monthly medal to Sherri, because in the short time Sherri has been with Capitaland, her sunny disposition and musical talents have been a great asset to us. She steps right in when asked to assist with physical and vocal warmups, as well as the often not-so-easy task of blowing the pitch. Sherri always has a postive and caring nature; she is certainly a valuable member of Capitaland Chorus and we thank her for contributions! Way to go Sherri!

  

Capitaland Chorus 2018 Woman of Note:

CAROL STEARNS

Carol has worn so many hats during her time in Capitaland Chorus that it's hard to know where to begin. She often works behind the scenes, for example, she served on the Board for many years, acted as Secretary, is an important part of the Membership Team where she acts as Membership Chair for part of the year. In addition, she is welcoming to all visitors, and most recently, arranged the installation ceremony for the 2018 Management Team. The list goes on, but we want Carol to know that she is much loved and appreciated, and congratulations on this honor!

 

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.

 

New Pix

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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