Competition

Competition is a major and fun part of the barbershop world that helps keep us focused on raising the bar of performing excellence. We come together in a spirit of lighthearted contest, to see who's really got top form. We root for each other, cheer each other on, and once the medals have been handed out, we sing and party into the night!

 

Regional

Every year in the Spring, typically in May, Capitaland Chorus competes in our regional contest. Since 2015, Region 15 has held their competition in Albany, NY (virtually "in our own backyard") and dozens of choruses and quartets come together to sing and compete. There are a number of judging categories (Sound, Music, Expression, and Showmanship), and the groups bring complete and entertaining packages. Most recently, Capitaland took home 5th place overall medals in 2018!  In 2017 and 2016, Capitaland came in 3rd in the mid-size chorus category, and won 4th place overall. Back in 2014, Capitaland Chorus earned our first medals in our new home, Region 15, taking 3rd place in the A chorus division. And in 2013, when we were still part of Region 16, Capitaland Chorus won the 3rd place medal in the A chorus division, and placed 12th overall out of a field of 26 choruses in the chorus competition. We've had a winning history, and we plan to keep those medals coming!

 

International

Sometime in the fall the winners of all regional contests – and a few "wildcards" – gather together at International competition. In 2014, the International Competition was held in November in the city of Baltimore. From 2015-2017, from October 5–10, the International Competition was at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. St. Louis, MO, is the site of the 2018 contest, hope to see you there!

Click here for details about the convention, found on the Sweet Adeline's International website.

 

You can view the complete contest on a live webcast on the Sweet Adelines International website. This is the ultimate female barbershop competition – not to be missed!

 

Watch the webcast of the contest and root for your favorites from your home!  Be sure to keep an eye out for our own members who make the trip to see the contest in person.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
September 26, 2018

Meet the Chorus

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

 

August/Sept. 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Heather Boyea

Our newest honoree, Heather, is also a relatively new member of Capitaland Chorus. She sings lead and has worked very hard to learn old and new music so she can be involved more fully with the chorus. Heather comes to us with all the energy and enthusiasm of a "newbie," and currently serves as Secretary on the Management Team. In addition, Heather has volunteered to help out with the chorus website, which we also really appreciate! Congratulations Heather, and we're very happy to have you as part of our chorus!



June/July 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Cheryl Chalk

Any chorus who has taken part in a Director search knows the hard work and careful attention to detail that the task entails. Our heartfelt thanks to Cheryl, who, not for the first time, has headed the Director Search Committee, making sure that both the candidates and the chorus have all the information needed to make sound and informed choices. We thank you Cheryl, for once again putting the interest of the chorus foremost and guiding us along the path to a promising future!


April/May 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Lisa McVey

Our honoree this month, Lisa McVey, has a never-give-up, let's-get-it-done attitude that commands much respect from the chorus. Lisa willingly tackles the jobs that need her focus and does it with confidence. She has served the chorus in many roles: as a member of the management team, quartet member, show co-chair, and director search committee. Congratulations Lisa, and many thanks for all you do!


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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