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, Capitaland Chorus  competes in our regional contest. This year, in very early May of 2015, Region 15 will once again hold their competition in Albany, NY (virtually "in our own backyard") and dozens of choruses and quartets will 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. Last year in 2014, Capitaland Chorus earned 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 can't wait for competiton this year to show how hard we've been working under our new Director, Bill Stauffer, and how our chorus has grown with so many new and talented members! Watch out Region 15, Capitaland is back!

 

International

Sometime in the fall the winners of all regional contests – and a few "wildcards" – gather together at International competition. Last year in 2014, the International Competition was held in November in the city of Baltimore. Coming up in 2015, from October 5–10, the International Competition will be held at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
April 25, 2017

Meet the Chorus

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

 

 

March 2017 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Nancy Colton

Capitaland's Team Coordinator, Nancy received kudos for her dedication to the chorus and its members. Thank you for all you do, Nancy!


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!

 

Capitaland Chorus 2016 Woman of Note:

DIANE OSTRANDER

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.

 

 

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.

 

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