Mission: Founded in 1987, SingersMarin provides excellent music services to Marin County, California. We fill a need for music education of our youth, since California public schools have cut a disproportionate amount of music education from all public schools. SingersMarin offers the choral experience to approximately 100 youth and 80 adults each year, gives back to the community through concerts performed for the elderly and ill and offers special performances to centers for children with special needs, as well as provides the general public with accessible, high quality choral music. "Appreciating that music is the language of the soul, through our singing we will nurture people of all ages as we touch the heart with beauty and uplift the spirit with song."
Programs: SingersMarin includes seven different singing groups, separated by age and skill level: Caroling Kids, Starlights, Comets, Celestial Voices, les etoiles, Wings of Song, A Joyful Sound!. Wings of Song is an all female chorus that sings a mixed repertoire of traditional and contemporary music. Les etoiles is an award winning all female teen chorus. The 6-8 year old children participate in a non-audition chorus called Caroling Kids in the fall and Twinkling Stars in the spring. The 9 - 12 year olds have the choice of auditioning for our select chorus, Celestial Voices, or joining the non-audition chorus for their age group, Starlights. A Joyful Sound! performs music a wide variety of music and encourages family participation, and in response to recent events, focuses on promoting world harmony. Holiday Singers is a men's choral group that operates seasonally, joining Wings of Song for our Holiday Concerts. All of our choruses perform for those in need in our community: the elderly, special needs children and patients who are confined.
Choral Singers of Marin has a very profound mission statement: "Appreciating that music is the language of soul, through our singing we will nurture people of all ages as we touch the heart with beauty and uplift the spirit with joyful song" The association of choruses support age groups from 5 years to 80. They have an incredible reach and impact on the Marin County area. My interest and knowledge stem from the youth choirs. There are 5 various choirs catering to various age groups. They perform locally and globally inspiring all generations and ethnic backgrounds. The youth choirs are a wonderful alternative and addition to kids educational development including leadership, exposure, confidence and sharing. I am incredibly inspired by the tireless and selflessness attributed to the team that year after year bring music to the community. But they don't stop with just local inspirations at elderly homes, community centers, baseball games and other various venues, they travel to places like South Africa, Austria and Germany. They compete in Olympic Choir Games among hundreds of groups from 100's countries sharing the inspiration and vision "that music is the language of the soul". I believe the mission statement is understated. Singers of Marin is an inspiration and a gift that keeps giving.