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 performed "in our own backyard" as competition was held in Albany, New York. In 2014 we won 3rd place in the small chorus category, we won most improved chorus in 2015, and most recently, won 3rd place in the mid-size category and 4th place overall in 2016 and again in 2017. 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 2017 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!

 

 

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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!

 

 

 
October 16, 2017

Meet the Chorus

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


September 2017 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Christine DeFilippo

Thanks to Christine for being our music librarian! For one thing, it's her responsibility to make sure that the guest musical folders are up-to-date with all our current music, which is really appreciated by Membership! She is also in the front row, where her smiling face and choreography skills really shine, and did I mention that she has been part of the visual team in the past? Christine can also often be found in the small group that does singouts, an important revenue source for Capitaland. Brava Christine, the chorus extends its thanks for all you do.

 

July-August 2017 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Laurie Pracher

Laurie is one of those "behind-the-scenes" members who works hard in the chorus: She serves on the 2017 Management Team, is a dedicated chorus member and often volunteers for singouts, even though she must travel quite a bit to participate. Laurie always strives for excellence, both in the chorus and in her quartet, and for all these things, we'd like to recognize and thank her!


Capitaland Chorus 2017 Woman of Note:

MEGAN SCOLARO

Capitaland Chorus is extremely fortunate to have such a talented musical leader such as Megan. Whether she is conducting physical or vocal warmups, her enthusiasm and support inspire us all to do our very best as singers. As baritone section leader, she handled her responsibilities in the same giving, friendly way. We can count on Megan to hear and comment on the accuracy of pitch and our singing, and we often rely on her suggestions and comments for improvement. Megan makes us all smile with her own lovely voice and her singing of instructions as she conducts warmups, we love to have her direct us! Thank you Megan, for being a solid musical pillar for our chorus, we've grown and improved with your help!

 

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.

 

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