Xstatic Quartet

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From left to right:

Quay Houchen (Bass), Cary Kruzansky (Bari), Carol Leiby (Tenor) and Sue Koppenhaver (Lead)

The newest quartet to form in Capitaland Chorus, Xstatic enjoys performing and ringing chords! Contact Quay at 518-374-7374 or via email, at crazyquazy@gmail.com

Susan Koppenhaver, Lead 

 I’ve been a Sweet Adeline for 17 years, and am loving every minute.  I am and have been a section leader of both tenors and leads, Assistant Director, and currently going through the Director Certification Program.  Before SA, I was a voice major at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and also received a BFA in Piano from Lake Erie College, too many years ago to mention!  I have enjoyed being the pianist and Musical Director for many community theater shows, been a soloist for years in churches, a church choir director, been in community choirs, and enjoy all types of music.  In real life, I have been a Health Administrator for about 25 years in various settings.                              


Quay Houchen, Bass 

I’ve been singing all my life, first with a mighty foursome, including my mom, dad, and older sister. I sang in glee club and folk group in elementary and high school and a jazz ensemble group in college. I was a background studio recording artist after college in NYC for many years. I am currently pursuing television commercials and have even booked a few. I joined Sweet Adelines in 2001 with Capitaland Chorus, then in 2011 with Saratoga Soundtrack Chorus. I am currently a dual member of both choruses. I have quarteted throughout the years with Back in Business, Heart and Soul, Mocha Voca, and now Xstatic.  I am currently a Credentialed Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinator for a large state agency. 


Cary Kruzansky, Baritone 

I work as a Utilities Engineer at the Department of Transportation and have been singing since I was a child. Discovering Barbershop harmony after graduating college, I sang in quartets as a Tenor (in Sunny Side Up and Champagne), as a Bass (in Renaissance) and as a Baritone (in After Hours, Chordbusters, and now Xstatic).  In the words of Irving Berlin - "Let me sing and I'm happy." 


Carol Leiby, Tenor 

I have been singing Barbershop for over 30 years.  I am a retired Registered Nurse and when I’m not singing, which is seldom, I can be found in my sewing and crafts room, or spending some time with my five grown children, and 12 grandchildren.  And yes, they can all sing.



Carol, Sue, Quay and Cary are Xstatic

December 14, 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:


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!


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What is Barbershop?

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