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.
My mother Nancy first joined SingersMarin because she enjoyed singing so much and missed not being a part of a group. That was over 20 years ago and she still continues to sing with the other ladies in Wings of Song while also assiting with wardrobe for each session. It was through my Mom that I became the office assistant at SingersMarin. Both the women and men of SingersMarin have become my second family. After having worked in the office world for many years, I love to come here help out in anyway I can! It is an absolute joy to come in and each day is full of different tasks. It has been amazing to watch this organization continually grow and I am proud to be part of it!
I joined Singers Marin women's choir Wings of Song to sing in their holiday concert. I love to sing, but have had no formal training and was a bit nervous about joining. I was welcomed the first time I came in and was hooked up with a buddy to answer my questions and give me support. My experience was enhanced when we started singing for nursing homes and retirement communities when people would hold my hand and tell me I made their day after they heard us sing.
I joined the chorus after the death of my husband when I needed to feel alive again. The chorus gave me a new beginning. That was 9 years ago.
It is magical to see faces light up as the residents in the nursing homes remember our music. Sometimes they sing with us. I feel we are making their day a little brighter. It certainly brightens my day to sing for them.
I have experience the beauty and value that SingersMarin brings to our community throughout Marin County. The first time I heard those girls sing it inspired me to become involved as a member of their board for which I participated for a number of years. Through their singing people can connect with a purpose which is displayed on every one of their faces. It touches the soul and brings meaning to their (and our) lives. I will always be thankful that they are out there bringing this gift to us all.