Welcome!


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Capitaland Chorus, together with

   Mad Caps                After Hours          and          Into Wishin'

invite you to


  Come join the fun!

 

Celebrating 40 Years with "Elegance"

 

Capitaland's Annual Show 

 

is not to be missed!


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Mark your calendars now.

 

Capitaland Chorus  meets on TUESDAY evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 PM 

at the Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Avenue, Albany, NY.  

Click here for a map & directions to Pine Grove UMC.

Our rehearsals include warm-up and vocal production exercises, as well as instruction and practice of vocal and performance elements of our repertoire songs.  Visitors and prospective members are welcome at any time.

Please contact us for more information.

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Capitaland Chorus of Albany, New York is an award-winning chapter in Region 15 of Sweet Adelines International. We are an all women's barbershop chorus with over 45 members of all ages, with varying interests, backgrounds and occupations, and who live and work in six counties in and around the Capital District, all of whom are dedicated to the art of four-part a cappella singing. Throughout the year, the entire chorus or smaller ensembles and quartets continue to promote our craft, performing for various community events, assisting charitable groups with fundraising, performing in our chorus show, and spreading cheer through Singing Valentines and Harmony Grams for all occasions. 

We are proud of our medalist performance at Region 15's 2017 competition: 3rd in our category (mid-size chorus) and 4th overall.  Congratulations to all of our awesome sister competitors!

 

WineandDine2017Capitaland Chorus is proud to be a 2017 and 2018 Albany Wine & Dine grant recipient.

Click here to learn more!

 

 

We've had a busy summer!

We sang at the Grafton Town Festival Grafton7-15-17

 

And were proud to honor America by singing the National Anthem at a Valley Cats ball game.

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Photo courtesy of Roland Bourgeois

Capitaland Chorus was once again honored to sing at the

4th of July celebration at the Empire State Plaza.

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Thank You to all our Fantastic, Fabulous, Friends & Family

who supported us for Capitaland's Annual Show!

Mark your calendars now for our next big show -

Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Cohoes High School

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            See you in November!

 


Meet our 4 wonderful sections.

Together, they make our unique Barbershop sound

and earned us our medals for 3rd place in our size category,


and 4th place overall at our Regional Competition!


Our Basses                      Our Baritones

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        Our Leads                Our Medals               Our Tenors

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In February, Capitaland Chorus invited junior girl scouts to learn about

melody, harmony, and rhythm in the Barbershop a cappella singing style.

Each scout earned the Young Women in Harmony badge.


In December we were part of the festivities at the Victorian Street Walk in Saratoga.

 

 

 

 

 

 And a few highlights from prior years:

 

Flash Mob at Colonie Center!

Watch as members of Capitaland Chorus, Saratoga Soundtrack and River Valley Chorus join together and sing Carol of the Bells in the center court of Colonie Center in December 2011.  Click here for the

video, posted on youtube.

 

Metroland article: "Sing, Dance, Laugh"

The August 18, 2011 issue of Metroland, a weekly newspaper highlighting arts and entertainment in the Capital District, contains an article focused on Marty Willey and Capitaland Chorus. Read about the benefits and joy that come from singing

 

 

Do you sing?

 Do you want to be part of a special group of women?

Find out how to

Join Us!

 

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Dynamic growth through personal improvement and individual responsibility, fueled by mutual respect, an enthusiastic spirit, and a loving bond.

 Sweet Adelines International is a not-for-profit organization, with over 34,000 members worldwide. Through the practice and performance of the unique American art form known as Barbershop singing, women of all ages and backgrounds contribute to their community while also achieving personal growth and accomplishment.

 

Please contact us to sing at your next special event!

 

Check out our calendar for upcoming events

 

 

 
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.

 

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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