The Next Step
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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
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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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February 22, 2017
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
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!
October 2016 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Cheryl Chalk
In addition to being an assistant section leader for the tenors where she provides encouragement and musical leadership, Cheryl is one of those behind-the-scenes people working on special projects. Most recently, Cheryl has worked on a special event hosted by Capitaland Chorus, where local Girl Scouts and the craft of barbershop singing come together! Participants will learn and sing with Capitaland, with a unique opportunity to earn a special badge. Thanks to Cheryl for coordinating this effort and for getting the message of harmony out to our younger women!
Capitaland Chorus 2016 Woman of Note:
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.
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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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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