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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
December 16, 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.

 

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

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