Choral Singers Of Marin

Rating: 4.86 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: PO Box 2102 1038 Redwood Hwy. Bldg. A Mill Valley CA 94942 USA

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.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had contact with Choral Singers of Marin for many years. They provide wonderful music to our community. All ages get to sing with them and they get to perform their music to so many different areas of our community. At events, at retirement homes, at concerts, to local business, during the holidays and more. I have seen so many people smile and feel good by listening to the choral singers from small children to adults.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter participated in Singers Marin last fall. She loves to sing, but lacked confidence. After the season, not only did she improve her vocal skills, but she built her confidence in every aspect of her life. I highly recommend this organization, and fully endorse them.

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the community concerts

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get more people involved!

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This group has been providing wonderful music in Marin County since 1987. There are both adult and youth groups, and in addition to providing great musical training and a wonderful sense of camaraderie to the singers, the groups perform over 40 concerts each year for the elderly of the county. Jan Pedersen-Schiff, the Artistic Director and Founder, is a gifted singer and conductor and has trained a generation of singers (young and old). There are groups for all ages from about 5 up to adults. I also sing with the adult women's group and can say that it is one of the friendliest, most welcoming groups of people I have ever had the pleasure to sing with.

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Growth in my own musical abilities, gained friends and colleagues, seen the way that music can awaken and reinvigorate the elderly.

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Help it gain more members and more awareness in the community.

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