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A youth a cappella music camp on the shores of Lake Ontario - register soon! 

July 13, 14, & 15, 2023

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, NY

Open to all singers under the age of 23 who are looking for a great weekend of a cappella singing and performing under the direction of some of the best in the business!  Music will include both contemporary favorites and barbershop!  Spend the weekend on the shores of Lake Ontario at SUNY Oswego with other young singers from around the country who love a cappella music and you'll learn from some of the best coaches and clinicians in the world!

2023 Faculty:

GQ and Midtown Quartets

Capitaland celebrated our regional wins at a recent rehearsal. A trophy and medals are awarded to the first place small chorus.  Members also received medals for "most improved chorus" and fourth place overall. We're proud of our performance and excited to keep learning more about the craft of barbershop!

Check back here soon for photos of our preparations and celebrations!

On Tuesday, March 21, 12:00 pm, in the 4th Floor Lobby of the Capitol Building, Albany, a rally was held in support of arts funding in the state budget. Mad Caps sang the national anthem to kick off the ceremony.

Senator José Serrano sponsored the rally, along with Assembly Member Danny O’Donnell, and other state representatives, and New Yorkers for Culture & Arts. Several arts and culture groups from across NYS attended to show their support.

Capitaland Chorus was excited to have the opportunity to work with Diane Porsch, director of Buffalo Gateway chorus, for two evenings as we prepare for Sweet Adelines Region 15 competition being held in Albany, April 21-22, 2023. The chorus competes on Saturday with 10 other choruses from the region, which includes Long Island, New Jersey, and other NY choruses.  Two quartets from the chorus will compete on Friday afternoon. The public is invited to attend; tickets are available onsite at the Empire State Convention Center.  Weather permitting, a "mass sing" is scheduled for Friday afternoon, prior to the quartet competition.

Our newest member, baritone Mary Sitterly,  is welcomed by her "big sister", Sherri Strickman.  Sherri will be a resource for Mary to answer questions about her music and about chorus events as Capitaland gets ready for our annual regional convention and competition.