Capitaland Chorus


CCFFmarch2016Friends and Family Night, March 2016 
 


Capitaland Chorus was chartered in October, 1977, as the Latham Circle Chapter of Sweet Adelines International, with only 20 members. 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, who live and work in several counties in and around the Capital District. Due to this expansion, the chorus changed its name to Capitaland Chorus.
 
A member of Sweet Adeline's Region 15, we compete each spring and since 2014 we've performed "in our own backyard" as competition is held in Albany, New York. In 2014 we won 3rd place in the small chorus category. We won most improved chorus in 2015, and won 3rd place in the mid-size category and 4th place overall in 2016 and again in 2017. Most recently, Capitaland took home 5th place overall medals in 2018!
Capitaland placed in the top five in regional competition several times, capturing first place medals in 1996, 1999, 2002 and 2004.  These achievements allowed us to compete with other regional champions from all around the world at the Sweet Adelines International Competitions held in Salt Lake City in 1997, Orlando, Florida in 2000, Phoenix, Arizona in 2003 and Detroit, Michigan in 2005!
 
In the 2007 contest, Capitaland took highest honors in the AA category — medium size choruses.  This accomplishment allowed us to compete at the 2008 Harmony Classic, at the International Education Symposium, held in San Antonio, TX, where we placed fourth in the world.  
 
Education is of prime importance to Sweet Adelines and Capitaland Chorus. 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 2018-19 and beyond. A weekend retreat for the Director and chorus members was one of the educational highlights of 2011 and again in 2016 for our members, and there will be another in the future as our busy schedule permits.
 
Throughout the year we continue to promote our craft by performing for various community events, assisting charitable groups with fundraising, performing our national anthem at the Joe Bruno stadium, singing in our Annual Show, and spreading holiday cheer via Valagrams which we offer around Valentine's Day, and Harmony-grams. We have welcomed travelers to the airport during the holiday season and perform at company parties during the year.
 

As you can see, we are a very active and involved chorus in both our community and our sponsoring organization.  Come join the fun!

 

 

Beverwyck Nov2015
A small ensemble performs for Beverwyck residents, November 2015

 

 

 

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March 2017: Retreat at the Williams Inn, Williamstown MA, with vocal coach Joe Connelly!

 

 

 
December 17, 2018

Meet the Chorus

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

 

December 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Nancy Webber

There are always so many people to thank who work behind the scenes to make a successful chorus event, and the December Member of the Month is one such chorus member. Nancy Webber wrote a lively and interesting script for our Holiday Cabaret Show. Her research into the background of the songs and the time periods really paid off, as the narration in the show was entertaining, and left the audience wanting to know more! Nancy helped out with other aspects of the show as well, but we want to especially thank her for creating that wonderful script. Kudos Nancy, great job!

 

November 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Theresa Carreiro Moloney

Keeping the Member of the Month award in the" lead family," Nancy passed it along to Theresa Carreiro Moloney, who has been working very hard in helping out with the upcoming November chorus cabaret show. Theresa is organizing all the ads for the show, keeping track of what goes where, and what has been paid. We appreciate her willingness to take on this job, and other tasks that she has volunteered to do. I mentioned that Theresa is also a valued member of the lead section, where she'll also be a contributor to the wonderful Capitaland Chorus sound that will be evident in the show! Thanks again Theresa, for stepping up! 

 

October 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Nancy Plaat

Heather made a great choice in our newest member of the month by choosing Nancy Plaat. Nancy is a longtime Capitaland member, and continues her service in many ways. She recently agreed to function as our financial officer, keeping track of all our dues, assessments, and anything else that comes up; few people want that job, so thank you Nancy for stepping up! Nancy also organizes our small groups for sing outs, making sure there are enough voice parts and that the sound is balanced. Also, she serves on show and afterglow committees, and sings lead in both the chorus and in her quartet, Mad Caps. Always busy,  but always willing to pitch in, thanks for all you do Nancy!

 

 

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.

 

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What is Barbershop?

Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.

 

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