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

 

September 25, 2018

Meet the Chorus

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

 

August/Sept. 2018 Sweet Adeline of the Month: Heather Boyea

Our newest honoree, Heather, is also a relatively new member of Capitaland Chorus. She sings lead and has worked very hard to learn old and new music so she can be involved more fully with the chorus. Heather comes to us with all the energy and enthusiasm of a "newbie," and currently serves as Secretary on the Management Team. In addition, Heather has volunteered to help out with the chorus website, which we also really appreciate! Congratulations Heather, and we're very happy to have you as part of our chorus!



June/July 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!


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.

 

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