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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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May 25, 2019

Meet the Chorus

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

 

 

April 2019 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Joanne Bonczek

Joanne joined Capitaland after her Schenectady chorus dissolved and she immediately became a vital member of the bass section. She learns her music quickly, adds to her knowledge of "rep" songs to participate in sing outs, and is always prepared at rehearsals. For the past several years, Joanne has done a lovely job of planning and hosting chorus events such as Friend & Family nights, the annual banquet, and show and competition group events. She does everything with volunteers with no fuss or muss. She delivers and enhances all our lives. Many thanks Joanne for all your good work!


March 2019 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Meredith Butler

The chorus as a whole has many reasons to be grateful to Meredith Butler, our business manager. She is very active in the financial well-being of the chorus, setting up thousands of dollars of singouts all over the capital district! On a more one-to-one basis, Meredith is kind and helpful to her riser mates, and also has been known to help smooth the way for newbies who can turn to Meredith for information on how our chorus works, how things are done, and preparing for competition. If all that isn't enough, she also schedules and periodically leads our participation in physical warm ups. Brava Meredith, you truly embody the essence of being a Sweet Adeline!

 

February 2019 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Sherri Strichman

Audie has passed along the coveted monthly medal to Sherri, because in the short time Sherri has been with Capitaland, her sunny disposition and musical talents have been a great asset to us. She steps right in when asked to assist with physical and vocal warmups, as well as the often not-so-easy task of blowing the pitch. Sherri always has a postive and caring nature; she is certainly a valuable member of Capitaland Chorus and we thank her for contributions! Way to go Sherri!

  

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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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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