Welcome!


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Capitaland Chorus, together with

   Mad Caps                After Hours          and          Into Wishin'

 


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 5th place overall medalist performance at Region 15's 2018 competition. Congratulations to all of our awesome sister competitors!

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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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Meet our 4 wonderful sections.

Together, they make our unique Barbershop sound

 


Capitaland Chorus is thrilled to have placed 5th overall at our 2018 Regional Competition!


Our Basses                      Our Baritones

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                  Our Leads                                Our Tenors

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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.

Click here to view Sweet Adelines International's data policies online

 

Please contact us to sing at your next special event!

Flash Mob at Colonie Center!

  Click here 
to watch as members of 

Capitaland Chorus,

Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus,

and River Valley Chorus

join together and sing 

Carol of the Bells in the center court of Colonie Center

December 2011. 

Check out our calendar for upcoming events

 

 

 
July 22, 2018

Meet the Chorus

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

 

June 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!


March 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Kathie Hedrick

Congratulations to Kathie, who we want to honor this month for all her hard work on the Wine and Dine for the Arts grant. Kathie's tireless work helped to procure this grant for us again this year, and we appreciate her efforts in reaching out to get Capitaland Chorus situated as an important piece of the arts here in our area. Kathie also serves as a musical leader, as an assistant section leader for the leads, and did I mention that she also sing in her own quartet called "Into Wishin' "? Many thanks Kathie, for all the hats that you wear in order to serve our chorus!


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.

 

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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.

 

Support Your Chorus

Find out how you can help support great music in your community!

 

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