madcapsspring2015copyLeft to right: Marilyn, Nancy, Fran and Niki

 

Mad Caps Quartet

A hat for every song...

still looking for a song for every hat!


Marilyn Semerad, fondly referred to as "bisectional," started her barbershop life in 2002 as a lead, then switched to the tenor part and is currently singing tenor with the Mad Caps quartet. Marilyn is recently retired having had a long career in the scholarly publishing field, and is now a snowbird, along with her husband Mark. She's happy to have found other singers who share her sense of humor/silliness.


Fran Pinto, Stewarts' "hat lady," is a semi-retired mother of two awesome daughters and is a proud grandmother of Emerson James. A member of Sweet Adelines for nearly 30 years, and a former assistant director and section leader, Fran is a bass singer in both Capitaland and Saratoga Soundtrack choruses. In her spare time (and nice weather), she enjoys kayaking and riding her Indian Chieftain motorcycle! 


Nancy Plaat, lead, started singing barbershop as a baritone in May 1978 as part of the Latham Circle Chorus, which then became the award-winning Capitaland Chorus. She has been married to Mark since 1982 and they are the proud parents of two boys, Louis and Daniel, and proud grandparents of Adelaide and Ellis. This is Nancy's 8th quartet in her barbershop singing career. She loves to perform and hopes that our "Mad Cap" style brings joy to audiences everywhere.


Niki Fillipone loves to sing, has three grown kids, and the very best of hubbies. She is also a proud "ya-ya" (Greek for "grammy"), to grandaughters Scarlet aned Stella. She's always been a reader and enjoys working with kids of all ages, so it seems a natural fit to be working as a

 K--12 Librarian in the Hoosic Valley School District.


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We'd love to perform for you!

To reach the Mad Caps, contact Marilyn at:

marilyns24@gmail.com

(518) 783-6950

 

November 20, 2017

Meet the Chorus

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



 

October 2017 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Emily Boncordo

CONGRATS to our newest Member of the Month! Christine hit the bullseye when she picked Emily as our October standout. Not only is Emily an awesome tenor, but she recently joined the choreo team, the perfect place to showcase her smiling, expressive face. Thanks Emily, we all feel that you are a great person and a real asset to Capitaland!


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.

 

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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.

 

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