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List of Marin Choruses

With Marin county's wide variety of choruses there are singing opportunities for all levels and styles of voices.

Displaying 1 - 18 of 18 items.


Marin Oratorio

Boyd Jarrell serves as music director of Marin Oratorio and Director of Choral Activities at the College of Marin. Prior to assuming this post in 2004, he served San Francisco's magnificent Grace Cathedral as Cantor and Associate Choirmaster for over twenty-five years, where he trained the renowned boychoir. He is familiar to California audiences through his appearances with the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Oakland Symphony, and the Santa Rosa Symphony.

Hometown: Kentfield, CA


Dominican Chorale

The Dominican Chorale is a community choral ensemble sponsored by Dominican University of California. The Chorale is open to all interested in singing choral art music, and serves as an academic credit ensemble for university music students and other students enrolled at Dominican.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


Rita and the Cosmos

"Rita & The Cosmos" is a Marin based a cappella singing group of six sassy gals. Our group (as pictured left to right: Bobbi, Carolyn, Toni, Rita, Lauren and Gloria) was formed in 2005 when Rita assembled some musically inclined friends. Our repertoire includes a mixture of standards, jazz, pop and Broadway tunes, featuring original, upbeat, four part arrangements that will get your fingers snapping and your toes tapping! The songs reflect themes of friendship, spirituality, romance and love. Selections by Berlin and Gershwin are among the crowd-pleasing favorites. We perform at formal and informal events including cocktail and dinner parties, holiday celebrations, other special occasions, as well as at senior living centers in counties throughout the Bay area. Requests for personalized parodies are happily accommodated.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


Novato Music Association Chorus

The Novato Music Association was founded in 1974 by a group of music lovers interested in bringing classical music to the Novato scene. It started out with musicales being performed first in people's homes and then in church venues. The first operetta "Die Fledermaus" a fully staged show with a 25 piece orchestra was produced in the Novato Community House in 1977. Two years later, this performing arm of the NMA was named the North Bay Opera Ensemble. Frequent musical theater continued.

The Chorus, which has grown in recent years to a performing group of nearly 50 voices, is an opportunity for those who love to sing and to share their musical talent with their community. NMAChorus is equally civic-minded as well: The group entertains seniors at local convalescent hospitals and retirement communities, as well as participating in several Hamilton Hometown Festivals.

Hometown: Novato, CA


West Marin Choir

West Marin Choir (formerly known as Common Voice Choir) is the Community Choir of West Marin, singing soulful and uplifting group harmony songs and chants from around the world including a-cappella songs, American folk music and spirituals and a variety of world music.

Hometown: Point Reyes, CA


Threshold Choir

The Threshold Choir, founded inMarch 2000 in the Bay Area, is a worldwide network of primarily womens' voices, singers who are called to sing at the bedsides of those who are dying, struggling or very ill. Offering our voices in service is a particularly joyful act for those of us whose lives have been enriched by a cappella singing. We respond to invitations from families, chaplains, hospices, hospitals and prisons to sing simple, quiet songs of comfort, a collection of mostly original songs that (amazingly) normalize, honor and help share the reality of death.

Hometown: Inverness, CA


Marin Harmony

Specializing in doo wop and jazz arrangements, Marin Harmony has been in existence for 13 years, formerly known as Urban Harmony. A prize-winning contestant at the Marin County Fair in 2010, Marin Harmony is a fun loving community who brings joyous entertainment to families, friends, retirement communities and to each other.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


Marin Symphony Chorus

The Marin Symphony is one of the longest-running, most prestigious, cultural organizations in Marin County. The orchestra was the inspiration of a small group of professional and amateur musicians who wished to bring classical music, performed by local artists, to the people of Marin. Originally chartered as the Symphony Guild of Marin, this fledgling organization was also committed to providing programs to give young people in Marin an incentive for musical study and accomplishment.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


Marin Baroque Chamber Choir

Marin Baroque Chamber Choir and period instrument Orchestra, founded and directed by Daniel Canosa, is a 16-voice choir based in San Anselmo, CA. We present concerts in November and March, a smaller chamber concert in February, and an opera in our outdoor theater in June. Past concerts: Jewish Music of the Baroque; Handel- Italian Journey, including Dixit Dominus; Amor Sacro, Amor Profano, works by Monteverdi; Birds of Paradise- Exotic Music of the Old & New Worlds and the Latin American Missions; A Legacy: Buxtehude - Bach. Operas: Handel's Acis & Galatea, John Blow's Venus & Adonis, and Purcell's Dido & Aeneas. We are committed to music education and working with local youth artists in our Marin Baroque Academy.

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA


Marin Golden Gate Barbershop Chorus

The Marin Golden Gate Barbershop Chorus is a group of a cappella singers who enjoy the exciting close harmonies of the unique Barbershop style. We provide a healthy and fulfilling hobby for people of all ages who love to sing. Membership does not require training in music and voice as we are skilled at teaching our members to learn and memorize the arrangements. We regularly compete in Far Western District and Division competitions. We provide chorus or quartet performances to civic and business groups as well as organizations such as sports teams, rehabilitation hospitals, and assisted living facilities. We offer holiday sing outs, Singing Valentines, and entertain the public once a year with a major concert held at a local theater. We cordially invite you to come and meet our exceptionally talented Director Deborah Benedict and to experience the joy and benefits of Barbershop harmony.

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA


Lighthouse Singers Gospel Choir

The Lighthouse Singers is a interdenominational community-based gospel choir in Marin County, California. Directed by Reverend Ulis Redic, Jr., the choir's repertoire includes both traditional & contemporary gospel music. Founded by Helen J. H. Stephens in 1979, For over thirty years the choir has excited audiences throughout the U.S.A. in both multi-faith and multi-racial church services, community service performances, inspirational gospel workshops & national gospel conventions. The Lighthouse Singers choir has been acclaimed for its beautiful harmonies, rich sound, and inspiring presence. These qualities earned the Lighthouse Singers honors for at the Gospel Academy Awards, held annually at Oakland's Paramount Theater.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


Mayflower Chorus

The Mayflower Community Chorus is the performing ensemble of the Mayflower Choral Society, a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting the educational and cultural benefits of musical performance to its members, the Marin community, and general public. The Mayflower Community Chorus has no formal auditions, but members must meet certain musical qualifications. Being a member of the Chorus requires regular attendance to build both shared choral experience and knowledge. We become an ensemble when you go from "I know this" to "We know this together" and from "I can do this" to "We can do this together."

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


‘Til Dawn

Based in San Rafael, CA, 'Til Dawn is a 15 piece a cappella group made up of teens from different high schools around Marin. We perform at a variety of concerts, festivals, elementary schools, public events, private parties, and business functions in and around the bay area. We love to sing, performing on average 40-50 times a year.

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


Marin Men’s Chorus

The Marin Men's Chorus is a group of men whose common denominator is the joy of singing. Since our founding in 1981, we have performed at various venues including retirement homes, local civic functions, and formal concerts. The MMC rehearses weekly and is a non-credit course at the College of Marin. No audition necessary.

Hometown: Tiburon, CA


Rock the Ages

There's the kind of rocker you sit on, traditionally on the front porch. And then there are the 30 members of a rather extraordinary choral group called Rock the Ages. Formed six years ago, Rock the Ages was inspired by a 2008 British documentary, "Young@Heart," that focused on the novelty of a New England senior citizen chorus singing contemporary rock and pop songs. Under the direction of Barry Blum, a professional musician and multi-instrumentalist, Rock the Ages has headlined at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley twice, opened for Huey Lewis and the News, and brought the house down at a recent concert of Bay Area choirs, most of them youth groups, at the Masonic in San Francisco.

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA


Marin Girls Chorus

Starting with the Junior Chorus for girls in grades Kindergarten and 1st grade, through our Chantons Chorus of high school voices, all of our singers are infused with the joy and beauty of choral singing. The choral levels and classes combine to sing for community events, retirement homes, holiday celebrations, choral festivals, and other special opportunities. Twice yearly, our singers present formal concerts for friends, families, and the general public. Singers are invited to join in September and January. You are always welcome to come experience the excellence and beauty of our choral singing!

Hometown: San Rafael, CA


Consort Chorale

Consort Chorale, directed by Allan Robert Petker, is an audition-only group of select singers from the San Francisco Bay Area who are dedicated to the chorale art form. Consort singers are committed to achieveing choral excellence across a broad spectrum of musical eras and styles. Every summer for the past ten years, the group has gathered for a solid week of rehearsals, culminating in a standing-room-only concert of choral classics from the Baroque age to the modern era. This unique "intensive" format provides an opportunity for singers to fine tune their skills while sharing their love of choral music through the ages.

Hometown: San Anselmo, CA


Singers Marin

Singers Marin, (Choral Singers of Marin) is an association of choruses that was founded to serve the community and preserve the integrity of the choral art. Singers Marin provides singers of all ages the opportunity to experience the joy of making music together and bring that joy to the community through our outreach program and public concerts. Most importantly, we strive for the highest level of musical standards in all of our presentations.

Hometown: Mill Valley, CA