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Visit a Rehearsal

Guests are always welcome at our rehearsals!  

 

When?  We rehearse every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 pm

Where? Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 1580 Central Avenue, Albany NY  

 

Click here for a map.

 

Please contact us to let us know you're coming.

 

Becoming a Member of Capitaland Chorus and Sweet Adelines International
 
The AuditionBarbershop harmony consists of four voice parts: Lead, Baritone, Tenor and Bass.  A prospective member is “voice-placed” either at or after the first visit to determine which part she is most suited to sing.  She will then be given an electronic audio file and sheet music with a current song from our repertoire to learn.  In Sweet Adelines we don’t hold our music when we perform.  A prospective member memorizes all the notes and words of one song for her audition.

During the next few weeks, during rehearsal, she is given practice time with our musical leaders.  When she is ready to sing her song with complete note and word accuracy and has visited the chorus at least 3 times, she will audition by singing her part in a quartet.  After passing the audition, she is eligible to be voted into membership in the chorus.

The process of auditioning is challenging and very rewarding!  If you’ve never auditioned before, there is no reason to be concerned.  All members of the chorus warmly encourage prospective members, as we've all had to go through the same process.

 

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June 26, 2017

Meet the Chorus

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


May/June 2017 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Isabel Pickett

Videographer Extraordinaire, we'd like to thank Isie for her talents, and to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work that this job entails: bringing and setting up the camera each week to record our rehearsals; editing them into manageable bits; and then making sure there's a working link to be shared so every member has access to these fabulous learning tools! Coaching sessions or other extra rehearsals are also covered. Isie is also extremely active in singouts, is a helpful and active member of the Tenor community and handles elements of the chorus website as well.  Thanks very much, Isie, Capitaland is truly appreciative of your contributions!


April 2017 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Lin Smith

Recognized for the various ways she has contributed to Capitaland over the years, Lin is very deserving of our thanks.  Having served many years as the immediate past Treasurer, Lin kept impeccible records and performed those duties discreetly.  Lin is energetic as she lead the chorus in physical warmups, and can be relied upon to help any and all, whenever needed.  You are truly special, Lin.  Thank you! 


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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